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Photo and drawing of unknown craft over Afghanistan

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posted on May, 2 2008 @ 11:32 AM
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Edited 'cause I found a host for the file.



Heres a link to the full sized image.

rapidshare.com...


Here is the bad paint drawing done to show rough detail.

It was 80 feet across as a rough estimate. Had a 20 second approaching view, and 10 seconds receding view till it dropped into clouds so not going that fast at all - but still ....


img168.imageshack.us...

OK. There you go. As for the 'why wait till now ?' questions as to post ? To keep my wife sweet.

[edit on 2-5-2008 by Dan Tanna]




posted on May, 2 2008 @ 11:38 AM
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Its a B2 stealth bomber.





posted on May, 2 2008 @ 11:41 AM
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Looks a lot like a Polecat. I thought it was only a tech demonstrator, but maybe not. It has a 90 foot wingspan, and it fits the description nicely.

home.att.net...

ETA: No, it's not a B-2. Look at the trailing edge of a B-2. It's a sawtooth, where this just comes back into one point.

[edit on 5/2/2008 by Zaphod58]



posted on May, 2 2008 @ 11:43 AM
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enlarge the image.


Its not a B2 - this had a rounded rear, curved inlet shields and was unmanned - the picture shows there is no cockpit but my apologise for not stating it clearly.

The exhausts also had curved shielding that followed the contour of the rear of the craft.



posted on May, 2 2008 @ 11:45 AM
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Looks ALOT like the Polecat. What was the date in question? Maybe I can dig something up...



posted on May, 2 2008 @ 11:46 AM
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Uh huh it does indeed. Add a shielded rear exhaust and intakes, a tiny bit further apart as well and thats bang on the money shape wise.



posted on May, 2 2008 @ 11:47 AM
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its just swamp gas.... move along.

I thought it was a b-2 or a f-117 till i too noticed no cockpit...

but it looks like its the angle.., it has the classic b-2 f-117 shape....

[edit on 2-5-2008 by Trance Optic]



posted on May, 2 2008 @ 11:48 AM
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It was in 2007, July 28th.



posted on May, 2 2008 @ 11:51 AM
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It definitely is NOT a B-2 of an F-117. The rear edge of the wing gives it away as being neither.

B-2:



F-117:



[edit on 5/2/2008 by Zaphod58]



posted on May, 2 2008 @ 11:52 AM
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My apologies

I had no idea the polecat even existed until you posted the picture.



posted on May, 2 2008 @ 11:53 AM
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check this out an scroll down to unmanned full stealth check them out....

GOTO the section UNMANNED STEALTH

Unmanned (full stealth)

* Boeing X-45 - Boeing - based on the manned Boeing Bird of Prey demonstrator (technology demonstrator)[citation needed]
* BAE Taranis - BAE Systems (UCAV Technology Demonstrator)[citation needed]
* Dassault nEUROn - technology demonstrator[citation needed]
* EADS Barracuda - EADS of Germany (technology demonstrator)[14]
* Rheinmetall KZO - Rheinmetall (tactical UAV)[15]
* RQ-3 Dark Star - Lockheed / Skunk Works (cancelled)[citation needed]

[edit] It looks like this one
en.wikipedia.org...

[edit on 2-5-2008 by Trance Optic]



posted on May, 2 2008 @ 11:58 AM
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No need to apologize for it. I was in the process of saying it was a B-2 when the trailing edge of the wing caught my brain. I just happen to hang around here all the time and was around when the Polecat hit the news. Hopefully Intelgurl will see this thread and drive by and tell what it is.



posted on May, 2 2008 @ 12:14 PM
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Uh huh that would be
!

Am glad I never chucked the pics now.



posted on May, 2 2008 @ 12:14 PM
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I'll let you know if I hear anything. If it is a Polecat, I doubt I'd learn anything as the only known airframe was a write-off before this date.



posted on May, 2 2008 @ 12:20 PM
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Again thats appreciated. I am Jonny no mates when it comes to answers regarding aircraft - The net is my only resource !

Dammit I wish i did aero - engineering at school and Uni....



posted on May, 2 2008 @ 12:37 PM
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The polecat is long crashed and im sure about that but the project status not so sure. though I recall intelgurl said it was cancelled. I'll see if i can dig it up again. but the main idea was to build a stealth UAV is a tight timeframe on budget and get it flying so I wouldn't be surprised if it was cancelled. Nothing saying though it couldn't be similar tech.

I do have to add i feel that the image that is first linked to though is VERY B-2. yes your description is quite different but the image if untouched can't lie and I can point out what i think are a couple of points on that back end of the image though they do blue together.

Also what where you flying in and where too?

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posted on May, 2 2008 @ 12:46 PM
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The Polecat that we KNOW about anyway. I wonder if it went black. The description is almost perfect for the Polecat. I can't find anything on it from later than March of 2007 when they talk about the crash. Most of the information is from the unveiling in July of 06.



posted on May, 2 2008 @ 12:47 PM
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Found a nice little video of the UAV and maybe we can get some feed back from the OP.
www.metacafe.com...



posted on May, 2 2008 @ 12:49 PM
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So u you dont think its one of these? or one of the others I posted in that wiki link?

Pic of NEuRON

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posted on May, 2 2008 @ 12:54 PM
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They're close, but not quite. Look at the positioning of the intakes. The one he describes has a pair of intakes on either side of the centerline.

The Neuron has one intake right on centerline.
The Barracuda is just wrong, the intake is on top of the fuselage.
The fuselage shape of the Darkstar and wings are wrong as well.
None of the others have pictures to compare to.




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