posted on May, 6 2019 @ 08:04 AM
There are some interesting details in the photos of the wing. First, I think it’s a series where the jet is turning to final (so they are kind of in
reverse order). Second, the hazy sky and cumulus clouds are pretty consistent with the alleged tropical location and not so common skies in the desert
southwest (could be UK, but definitely looks maritime). Finally, the first photo to me makes it look like it has a single exhaust pan (unlike the
B-2’s two), leading me to believe it’s either a single-engine or two smaller engines on center line design. The cockpit bulge also looks more
prominent, making me think it’s either the intake (unmanned) or maybe even a single seater with a more traditional cockpit and an overall smaller
bird. One other tidbit: I have seen another photo of (I assume) this bird from below with a black T-38 in chase. The wingspan is about 3ish times the
length of the T-38, so I’m guessing a wingspan around 130 feet (so kind of a 3/4ths scale B-2). I deleted that photo and never shared it because I
didn’t trust in the, shall we say morality of its provenance. There are a few members on here who have it. It is very similar (almost identical) to
one of Northrop’s early B-2 designs (see below):
I’d say it’s the same design as the artwork. It’s possible the pics are older or more recent than I think they are. One WAG as to why the
alleged B-2 demonstrator might remain undisclosed is that maybe Northrop used it as the basis for a manned or unmanned reconnaissance plane. Or, maybe
the B-2 was based upon this earlier effort. At any rate, the pics were supposedly of the QUARTZ. QUARTZ component of the AARS was a very big
superstealth autonomous ISR UAV, designed to search large Soviet territory for the mobile ICBMs and direct the B-2 attack force to them. If they are
more recent, I’d go with either a B-21 demonstrator or a classified UCAV as the likely culprits. It looks big enough to have a payload.
Another interesting image I have was supposedly taken from a mural of projects at a defense contractor’s office:
A lot of the fast-mover sightings down low report a sort of blended, grey, mini-space shuttle design. This thing looks just the right combination of
cool, clumsy, and cobbled together to be a propulsion demonstrator. Notice the two types of engines for low speed and high speed flight.
Next I’ll have to bust out my stealth, semirigid airship collection.
edit on 6-5-2019 by Bluto76 because: (no reason given)