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Originally posted by WestPoint23
The first pic looks kool to bad its fake but the second pic is a painting or a drawing its not a high altitude pics the aurora travels at mach 5-8 what aircraft would be its chase plane at those speeds? and try catching a photo of something going that fast.
Originally posted by Phazer
The first image, appears to be one of the early "lift body" craft,that were first used in the 60's ,as an aerospace prototype,and the body types were considered as "shuttle" body configurations.The "lift body type" was revisited in considering configerations for the JSF PROJECTS,There was a program featuring the competition on the JSF CONTRACT BID,SHOWING LIFT BODY DESIGN.Cant remember the exact program ,but the "lift body craft" was one feature,of a program that was aired several times on PBS channels,featuring the history of flight. The second???? somebody's idea of a non-aerodYnamic paper weight??
Originally posted by roniii259
that is the Dyna-Soar, an early 60's concept for a manned space plane for the Air force that was cancelled. looks to me like some one Photoshoped it so that it would look like a new classified program but alas it was only a cancelled paper plane.