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Help identify all UFO-like aircrafts!

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posted on May, 15 2009 @ 02:54 PM
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Awhile back I started a thread in the Aliens and UFOs forum (Request help identifying most if not all govt. & civilian saucer-related projects!) with the hopes of identifying all government and civilian projects bearing any resemblance to modern or historic "UFOs." A classic example is the U2. Even though it isn't saucer-shaped, its highly reflective silver surface caused bright reflections that civilians mistook for unidentified aircrafts.

Sadly no one was interested or they felt it was placed on the wrong board. IgnoreTheFacts was one of the few people to pop in and comment. He recommended I visit here and ask the pros for a little assistance
. I'm taking him up on that offer!

Basically I'm curious about:
  1. general shape / lifting body
  2. as evidenced by some sort of photographic evidence (video is nice too) or trustworthy documentation,
  3. first test flight,
  4. deployment / decommission dates,
  5. declassification date,
  6. size (length, wingspan, height),
  7. top speed,
  8. service ceiling,
  9. range,
  10. total manufactured,
  11. and any interesting or bizarre flight characteristics (ie/ the X-31s thrust vectoring technology or the X-50A fixed-wing helicopter).

I've already put together a comprehensive list, but I'm sure with help we can add many additional aircrafts.

Thanks for reading. I greatly appreciate all assistance!

[edit on 15-5-2009 by Xtraeme]




posted on May, 16 2009 @ 10:09 AM
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For those of you who haven't checked out the original thread I've already accounted for (in order of apperance):
  1. Avrocar (aka Project Silverbug)
  2. Lenticular Reentry Vehicle (LRV)
  3. Pye Wacket
  4. Schriever discs (aka Flugkreisel)
  5. Moller's disc designs
  6. 1919 JG1
  7. 1931 Junkers G.38 Grossflugzeug
  8. Lockheed-Martin's P-791 LTA ACLS dynamicpara
  9. X-47A Pegasus
  10. X-45
  11. X-50A
  12. X-15
  13. X-3 Stiletto
  14. X-38 CRV
  15. X-40A
  16. X-37 Future X
  17. X-51 waverider
  18. RQ-3 Darkstar
  19. Lockheed U-2
  20. SR-71 Blackbird
  21. F-117A Nighthawk
  22. B-2 Spirit
  23. TR-3B
  24. Aurora
  25. GoldenEye 80
  26. V-173 (aka "Flying Flapjack")
  27. X-33 VentureStar
  28. X-29
  29. X-31
  30. X-43A
  31. Avro Vulcan B.2 XM597
  32. HAC.3 (Meteor) (aka G-ABXL)
  33. B-2000B Super Bomber (aka Loadmaster)
  34. BAC MUSTARD
  35. Northrop M2-F2
  36. HL-10
  37. Marietta X-24B
  38. Vought "umbrella plane"


[edit on 16-5-2009 by Xtraeme]



posted on May, 16 2009 @ 04:33 PM
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If you don't want to contribute a whole entry, please, I would be extremely grateful if people would simply recommend other planes or designs by project name or code designation. That would be extremely helpful! Thanks!



posted on May, 16 2009 @ 07:31 PM
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Is this old thread of any use to you at all?

Flying Saucers From Canada thread



posted on May, 16 2009 @ 07:51 PM
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reply to post by waynos
 


Project Y is definitely a good addition! The airframe is dramatically different and, as you pointed out in the original post, Avro did a complete redesign when they decided to develop Silverbug as a saucer.

Thanks!


[edit on 16-5-2009 by Xtraeme]



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