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posted on Nov, 14 2019 @ 10:51 PM
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so i was going on a google deep dive of various terms and found a PDF talking about all the aircraft that were considered for the spot the SR-71 would eventually fill.

it had an interesting shot of a King fish pole model that looked rather strange it had serated leaded edges.


seems strange to have such a pointy aircraft

NASA PDF link


so is this some strange radar test or what the finished aircraft would have looked like?




posted on Nov, 14 2019 @ 11:00 PM
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a reply to: penroc3

The leading edges had pyroceram applied to them after the aircraft was assembled.



posted on Nov, 14 2019 @ 11:01 PM
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posted on Nov, 14 2019 @ 11:03 PM
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a reply to: penroc3

Ill have to dig into my references but I believe that the KingFish had the same triangular shaped fillets that the SR-71 / A-12 had on its chine and that may be a pic of it without those showing the underlying structure

Nevertheless very cool find!!!!!



posted on Nov, 14 2019 @ 11:05 PM
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a reply to: FredT

That's what the leading edge looked like without the pyroceram coating applied to smooth them out.



posted on Nov, 14 2019 @ 11:06 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: FredT

That's what the leading edge looked like without the pyroceram coating applied to smooth them out.


Cool. It looks like one of those anti mine devises they carry on the M1A2



posted on Nov, 14 2019 @ 11:08 PM
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a reply to: FredT

It does. I really with the Kingfish had gone on to fly. It was a rather elegant design.



posted on Nov, 14 2019 @ 11:18 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: penroc3

The leading edges had pyroceram applied to them after the aircraft was assembled.

I'm assuming that is some kind of ceramic coating..for heat deflection?



posted on Nov, 14 2019 @ 11:45 PM
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a reply to: vonclod

Pyroceram



posted on Nov, 15 2019 @ 05:26 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

i figured it was something to do with the leading edge you can even see it in the A-12's manufacturing line but not as many.


i like right by Corning and Kodak and a few other cold war gems


i dont know if it is my ascetic but i like these older aircraft



posted on Nov, 15 2019 @ 06:26 AM
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a reply to: FredT

i have a soft spot for convair

i think alot more was going on with them than meet the eye.

i think one of the the FISH was a parent/parasite duo and the little fish would zip across contested territory and be recovered, but was manned unlike the D-21.


I believe its in this docu where Nick speaks to one of KING FISH'S head guys and it is interesting what he has to saw, granted its very in between the lines stuff.





Col. Alexander makes an appearance in this one as well
edit on 15-11-2019 by penroc3 because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 15 2019 @ 07:29 AM
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originally posted by: penroc3

i think one of the the FISH was a parent/parasite duo and the little fish would zip across contested territory and be recovered, but was manned unlike the D-21.

ie just Isinglass



posted on Nov, 15 2019 @ 08:34 AM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: FredT

It does. I really with the Kingfish had gone on to fly. It was a rather elegant design.


I used to like the idea of it being the Companion, but that really doesn't jive. It would have been neat to see an updated version fly when the SR-71 was retired the first time.



posted on Nov, 15 2019 @ 10:34 AM
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a reply to: mightmight

the name isinglass being fish related makes more and more sense every day



posted on Nov, 15 2019 @ 10:35 AM
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a reply to: LeviB

lol oh man.....



posted on Nov, 15 2019 @ 10:51 AM
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a reply to: penroc3

nice planform, aint it?

www.secretprojects.co.uk...



posted on Nov, 15 2019 @ 11:01 AM
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a reply to: mightmight

even has a shocking resemblance to what the roadrunners saw up on tikaboo



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