Being an Air Force brat, I sorta take pride in keeping up with our different types of aircraft but this one has me stumped.
I'll see this rig 2-3 times a year always heading east, never west, on Hwy 70 between Ruidoso and Roswell New Mexico. Holloman AFB and White Sands
Missle Range are just due west of here.
To me it looks like some sort of high altitude release pod. Note the twin jet ports. The other ones I've seen seemed to have a distinct nose on them
but maybe not since all I was able to get was a quick glimpse traveling in the opposite direction.
Can one of you all figure this out and let me know?
I don't know how F-16's 18's 22's or 35's are built but I wonder if one of them might be built in modules. Maybe the object is the bulk of the
fuselage w/ engines and twin tails of one of these conventional craft. If it was some exotic craft I think they would probably try to hide it better.
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