Doubtful. There would have been some word making the rounds that it was out there. There was talk that something MIGHT be declassified, but that was
only a couple months ago. It can take years to get it done.
I have a feeling he meant JP-7. From what I see online Lakenheath is pretty much watched all the time. I'd say Lossiemouth would be the best bet to
hide something in the event of an emergency. At nighttime I doubt the caravan park or town would notice that much coming in darkness. Nice sized
hangars there as well.
Yes I did mean JP-7 sorry. I can't recall the exact date only late summer. So are there no tankers in service that still use the special thanks that
the Q tankers used, were they converted back? Or could JP-8 be used in the JP-7 tanks but not visa versa?
I'm really looking forward to when what I saw is bought out in the open white world and I can then dig out this thread and say, there you go, that's
what I saw in late 2019 :-) here's hoping. I feel that maybe if we follow the food, we'll find out or see what eats it......
a reply to: Zaphod58
Zaph, when the SR-71 was stationed at Mildenhall was a well know fact that is was there from day 1 or was it kept secret that is was stationed there
until it was slowly made public so to speak
Just thinking if a blackbird at Mildenhall could be kept quite just wondering if there is a slight possibility something else could of snuck in there
for a while despite the area being built up and the numbers of spotters roaming about
There was something around still using JP-7 as they were ordering it after Blackbird retired. Zaph just said the Q's became T's so they'll still be
around. Who knows with advancement in tech and fuel technology they might be able to use any tanker now. You can try following the tankers but it
would be hard. A fast mover now might be able to take off fully loaded now and not need refuelling straight after take off. It could be out way over
the Atlantic now before it's needs a tanker unlike Blackbird which took off quite empty.
The Blackbird was known to fly out of all their locations once each Det was formed. From 1976-1982 Det 4 was allowed to fly out of Mildenhall for 20
days at a time. In 1982 it became a permanent Det. She was pretty hard to hide, so they generally didn't try to.
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