That was the scram jet. There was something else on there. It was on for less than a second at the end, banking to the left. It was on for just a
flash, but my mouth dropped when I saw it, because I had always thought ATS's little fad with the "Aurora" was all BS. When I saw it on a channel I
suspect to be funded by the military (due to the info and all the Army ads), I was rather shocked. In the past, when a movie would even mention area
51, the military would refuse even support on operations and the like. The fact that this image was on there...I suspect that, like the B-2, another
aircraft is really close to being declasified.
VERY brief on the show. Like the scram jet, it was CGI, but it was not, not
the scram jet. They spent more than a few seconds talking about
that guy, and combining the fuel economy of a turbine engine with the speed of a rocket engine (see, I was
paying attention during that part,
since that is almost a quote from the show talking about the scram jet
I ain't as dumb as I look, and y'all have never seen me so you can't even
base my stupidity on my looks
) It showed up at the end, when it was talking about the future of air power and that you don't want a fair
fight, and it was flashing from aircraft to aircraft. It was not the scram jet. It was something else.
All of y'all non-believers can apologize
to me if they declasify it in the near future, and I'll eat my words if someone posts a screen capture and explains what it really was. Again, not
the scram jet
. The scram jet was the space plane looking thing with the 4 vecotor thrust engines which were elongated rectangles. NOT that guy.
Not the X-43A, not the X-43B. I know my aircraft, and this was something I've never seen before. Well...technically. I've seen theoretical stuff on
ATS's "official" article...I think. It was hard to gauge size with a blue backdrop.
Oh, and it wasn't one of them drones, either, including the guy who lands on carriers.