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SR-72 Confirmed: Mach 6 Project Blackswift

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posted on Dec, 18 2012 @ 07:38 PM
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Oh, how I wish ATS would stop posts that start with some anonymous "extremely reliable source"




posted on Dec, 19 2012 @ 02:05 AM
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It depends on who starts the thread. In a lot of cases I'd take it with a huge grain of salt or call BS. In this case howeverI believe it because the author has much credibility and knows what she's talking about.



posted on Dec, 20 2012 @ 07:54 AM
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I concur. Where'd she go anyway? Seems like she got married and split!



posted on Dec, 20 2012 @ 08:55 AM
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Yeah, that's what it seems like. That makes me sad, as I always looked forward to her threads. They were always really good, and thought provoking.



posted on Dec, 20 2012 @ 09:06 AM
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Hmm I've only just seen this thread as you lot have bumped. Just because she didn't name her source still a good thread with some nice infomation

My question is why waste money developing a super fast spy (I presume it's a spy plane) plane when satellites can do the job



posted on Dec, 20 2012 @ 09:15 AM
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Flexibility. Just about anyone with a calculator, and sufficient knowledge knows down to the second when a satellite is going overhead. I heard that Edwards and Groom used to have boards up with times of Soviet satellite passes, so that they could have everything hidden away from up to like 45 minutes before and after the pass. A high speed aircraft on the other hand can go overhead any time, and at high altitude can get a similar area of coverage.



posted on Dec, 20 2012 @ 10:03 AM
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Ah yes thanks for your reply I didn't think of it like that.



posted on Dec, 20 2012 @ 09:46 PM
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I'm planning on writing up a topic on spy satellites later tonite you guys might find interesting.



posted on Dec, 21 2012 @ 12:43 AM
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Sounds interesting I'll look forward to it



posted on Dec, 21 2012 @ 12:50 AM
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Being american technology, it won't exactly be safe nor reliable. Ask any chinook pilot (especially the dead ones).

In light of both the U-2 and SR-71 projects I'd say both platforms were safe and reliable. Hell, the U-2 probably prevented WWIII with the Soviet Union. I don't think I'd put aircraft like F-15/16's, the U-2, SR-71 in the same category as chinooks....though I do agree they are encumbered with mechanical problems.



posted on Dec, 21 2012 @ 01:02 AM
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Helicopters all have mechanical problems. The best description I've ever heard of a helicopter is "a million pieces all going in opposite directions trying to fly apart at the same time."

The big problem with the F-15/16 is their age. The F-15 fleet is approaching 70%+ of its lifecycle, with some at 90%. Both are just old.



posted on Dec, 21 2012 @ 10:56 AM
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Yep, you're right. I flew medevac for ten years. Rotor craft have way more moving parts than fixed wing. They are maintenance pigs.



posted on Dec, 21 2012 @ 01:32 PM
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We used to have HH-53s, and they were pigs. From what I've heard with the Marine CH-53, it's a 44-1 man hour to flight hour ratio. That's just ridiculous that it's so high.



posted on Dec, 21 2012 @ 02:27 PM
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Wow... that's quite the ratio. Our old fleet of BO 105s cost us about 800 bucks an hour to operate. That's pretty costly for a small not for profit.



posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 04:52 PM
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Wouldn't surprise me if this plane (or some outgrowth of it) were already in use. I know we haul out the older planes now and then for missions, but I have to believe we have something in place that is doing the role of the Blackbird since it was officially retired, even if UAV. This seems like a good contender.
2020....yeah right. Maybe for when to go PUBLIC with it....



posted on Jun, 5 2013 @ 08:05 AM
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Originally posted by Gazrok
Wouldn't surprise me if this plane (or some outgrowth of it) were already in use. I know we haul out the older planes now and then for missions, but I have to believe we have something in place that is doing the role of the Blackbird since it was officially retired, even if UAV. This seems like a good contender.
2020....yeah right. Maybe for when to go PUBLIC with it....


I'll just say "something" like it exists. it needs to be refueled right? someone might have pics then right? right zaph?



posted on Jun, 5 2013 @ 09:15 AM
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I don't know what you're talking about.



posted on Jun, 25 2013 @ 12:14 PM
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Gotta love boom operators.
Seeing stuff that's all top secret and never saying what they saw.

lol

Anything here look familiar?

goo.gl...






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posted on Jun, 25 2013 @ 03:23 PM
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Don't know what your talking about



posted on Jun, 29 2013 @ 10:02 AM
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Aliens could be making this craft?



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