The origin of one paticular Stealth design has remained a mystery for the longest time. The design was first seem in the 1980's as the proposed
"F-19 Stealth Fighter". Over the years the aircraft has shown up here on ATS several times. Every time it comes, it's the subject of hot debate
between thoes who believe and those who don't. Anomus sources (reliable people with known connections to the Aircaft industry) have assured me that
such a design is REAL
and in fact flying. Based on reports and circumstantial evidence, I have peiced together a likely Idenity for this
aircraft and it's mission. Here's a model of the design in question:
So what is it? The newest evolution of the Blackbird series of Spyplanes! I believe this is the REAL sucessor to the SR-71, a stealth Blackbird.
What do I base my theory on?
- When the SR-71 was retired from service in the 1990's UAV's were still newer and it was too earily to know for sure they could do the job like
-Second, Sattelites don't give crises managment capibility like aircraft, they can't go somewhere on short notice or make several passes within a
- It would explain the mystery Sonic booms over the Southwast US.
- KC-135Q's are still in use (the Q was built to supprt the Blackbird). They now have been upgraded to become KC-135T's:
Fifty-six of the baseline production tankers were designated KC-135Q, these featuring extra navigation and communications equipment for the dedicated
support of the Lockheed SR-71A strategic reconnaissance aircraft, which used high-flashpoint JP-7 fuel. With the SR-71 out of service, the KC-135Qs
have reverted to normal tanking duties, although they are often used to support the activities of the Lockheed F-117A. 9th Wing KC-135Qs are being
re-engined with F108s, and having air refueling recepticles added, being redesignated KC-135T in the process. Along with the current KC-135R(RT)
aircraft they will become more involved with the support of 'stealth' aircraft.
-The design itself looks like a Blackbird with upgraded stealth features.
I'm thinking this is a new version of the Blackbird, just as the SR-71 replaced the A-12 single seat model, this may have replaced the SR-71 version
of the Blackbird. Also, the Presence of a New stealth version of the Blackbird would explain why the US Air Force didn't want the SR-71 back. They
didn't need it, and the support equipment was already being sent to support another Blackbird.
So, what do you think? Could there be a new Blackbird flying from Nevada?
[edit on 20-11-2006 by Ghost01]