posted on Aug, 16 2007 @ 06:57 AM
I think it's pretty obvious that the Aurora exists or has existed, but I also believe it's capabilities have been exaggerated. There is some strong
evidence that an aircraft flew over Nevada at speeds approaching mach 4 on multiple occasions.
It is unlikely that it was the SR-71 for a number of reasons. It most likely could not fly that fast, it had already been retired and why would the
USAF test fly a plane that had been around for decades? So either the Blackbird is faster than it's supposed to be or this was some prototype of a
The programme might have been cancelled though. Perhaps they thought it was too expensive, or perhaps they simply couldn't make it fly as fast as
they wanted it to? Or maybe it is operational and maybe it can achieve hypersonic speed now a days.
But as far as I know, there is no evidence what so ever that the USAF has ever had a plane capable of flying faster than mach 4.
Originally posted by gfad
Well yes, something called Aurora did exist, it was on that budget (even though no one can find a copy of it). The official explanation was that it
was a project related to the B-2. Except for that no one knows whether its recon or a bomber, hypersonic or subsonic, everything else is speculation.
I saw a photo of it in some documentary. It said "Other aircraft" and mentioned Aurora, the SR-71, the U-2 and some other spy plane. So it is (or
was) most certainly a recon aircraft.
Originally posted by radioactive_liquid
if it were a continued project, it's existence would of been public already.
I guess it would make sense to keep a spy plane secret though.