posted on May, 15 2009 @ 02:54 PM
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.
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:
- general shape / lifting body
- as evidenced by some sort of photographic evidence (video is nice too) or
- first test flight,
- deployment / decommission dates,
- declassification date,
- size (length, wingspan, height),
- top speed,
- service ceiling,
- total manufactured,
- 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]