posted on May, 18 2006 @ 04:55 AM
But what new techniques and technologies can be proven by using old fighter models? Likewise, what if the theory behind these new technologies is
flawed and a multi billion dollar fighter programme is screwed up as a result? So you see, this type of test model makes perfect sense, like I
referenced before, rememebr the HiMAT.
There is no reason to suspect it is anything other than a wind tunnel model other than the reported fact that Joe Lanni flew a YF-24 and we would like
to know what the YF-24 actually is. Even then the SHARC is only one of several possible candidates, all of which might eventually be shown to be
nothing to do with the YF-24 at all.