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What X-plane is this?

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posted on Jul, 8 2004 @ 03:22 PM
Trying to verify if this is what it is said to be?

"The plane in the attached pictures is air vehicle number 1, a prototype on board the USS Washington for catapult fit checks. Not yet made public, the F/A-37 is a Mach 3.5, super cruise stealth fighter/bomber/interceptor with a 4000nm range. Top speed is classified, some where in the Mach 4 plus range."

More photos here:

posted on Jul, 8 2004 @ 03:27 PM
It's gotta be fake.

The female pilot in the one photo is the chick from the TV show "Seventh Heaven" who was kicked off the cast because she did a sexy shoot for a men's mag a few years ago. This is probably footage from a new movie or one that was never released.

posted on Jul, 8 2004 @ 03:33 PM
It "looks" real enough but the tail pipes look like they should be on a spacecraft , it reminds me of the figthers in "Space, Above & Beyond"

posted on Jul, 8 2004 @ 03:35 PM
LOL, as if the movie camera in the foreground didnt give it away? Whats funny about this thread is this had been discussed elsewhere on this forum in a thread about the MOVIE this palne will be in! Someone even said "I bet this picture will turn up on the internet as a 'sighting' or a leak of a new classified aircraft!" This poor kid fell right into the trap!

posted on Jul, 8 2004 @ 03:36 PM
Hi, Regenmacher. Those photos are from an upcoming movie, and popped up in a couple of threads recently.

posted on Jul, 8 2004 @ 03:38 PM
Yeah l`ve read the thread just trying to find the link to it

posted on Jul, 8 2004 @ 03:38 PM
It's a mock-up made for the movie called "Stealth" which has not been released.

posted on Jul, 8 2004 @ 03:40 PM
Its for a film called "Stealth"

posted on Jul, 8 2004 @ 03:41 PM
EDIt: I typed the following as everyone else was finding links to the stealth movie.

As it should

Look at this photo, from the same site:

It both shows the actress from "Seventh Heaven" and a helmet that is clearly made from an inline skater's helmet.

This is probably from some unreleased movie.

[edit on 8-7-2004 by onlyinmydreams]

posted on Jul, 8 2004 @ 03:42 PM
Someone said it was the Switchblade or sommin?!

posted on Jul, 8 2004 @ 03:43 PM
Wouldn't it be interesting if this really was a military project? For the government release it so obvioulsy and blatantly would put doubt in peoples minds, and doubt in somethings existance is the best way to hide it.

Hmmmm ...

posted on Jul, 8 2004 @ 03:47 PM
Jamie Foxx as a fighter pilot? Yeah, that's believable. How about Richard Pryor as a ICBM launch control officer?

BTW, didn't the writers for the show realize that the T-38 is already called the "Talon"?

And how can a deadly robot plane run amok for more than a few hours? The only way it could be dangerous would be if it was nuclear powered or something.... Otherwise there can be no more to the plot than just seeing the baddie plane go up and down.

posted on Jul, 8 2004 @ 03:53 PM
To be honest,
If this were a real stealth plane I'd laugh. Its surface is covered in right angles, it has exposed intakes, and I'm pretty sure that the swinging wings would give away its signature while changing position (the radar return would change, wouldn't it?). This looks like something from the 80s.

In reality, I think the X-47 already makes this 'futuristic' fighter look dated.

posted on Jul, 8 2004 @ 04:16 PM
Ok thanks guys, thought it was bogus boggie.

The actual source of the photos is here:
Search for "Stealth" in photos.

Hollywood Joins Abe Underway to Film 'Stealth'
Story Number: NNS040623-07
Release Date: 6/23/2004 1:57:00 PM

By Journalist Seaman Michael Cook, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs

ABOARD USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (NNS) -- USS Abraham Lincoln welcomed aboard more than 80 people from Columbia Pictures and Backbreaker Films, actors Josh Lucas, Jessica Biel, Jamie Foxx, Sam Shepard and director Rob Cohen for the filming of the major motion picture, "Stealth," in June.

Abe's flight deck hosted 12 squadrons for carrier qualifications and the film crew, along with a 53-foot-long futuristic stealth fighter named “Talon.”

“Filming a major Hollywood movie during flight (operations) is a very tricky and different thing,” said Cohen. “This is real life out here, and it’s amazing that the Navy is allowing us to be here and bring our own aircraft on the ship.”

Cohen also acknowledged the Navy for allowing the current movie to see the light of day. “I’m very grateful to the Navy for this. The Navy passed every page of the script, so they feel good about it, and I feel good about what this film will say about the Navy.”

In the film, Navy officials decide to use an unmanned version of the “Talon,” but when one of the planes begins attacking friendly forces, Navy pilots are called in to save the planet from artificial intelligence.

Although the plot may sound far-fetched to some, Cohen found out firsthand that filming aboard Lincoln is very real.

“I have a deeper appreciation for what (the crew) does on the Lincoln,” Cohen said. After spending his first night aboard the warship, Cohen had a startling experience that awoke him from a sound sleep.

“They primed the catapults about two in the morning, and I thought, ‘Oh my God, we’ve been torpedoed!’ I jumped so high out of my bunk that I hit my head on the shelf,” he said.

Adjusting to life on the 97,000-ton carrier also proved to be difficult for some of the cast.

“I’ve been lost every day,” Biel said. “I still can’t get to my room. I have to ask people all of the time just to help me find the bathroom, but it’s been incredible how helpful everyone has been.”

Biel, who plays Lt. Kara Wade, the only female pilot in the stealth squadron, also expressed her appreciation for the hard work of Abe’s crew. “You really have no idea how hard everybody works until you come on to a carrier,” Biel said. “The teamwork on this ship is absolutely amazing.”

Teamwork seemed to be the word of the week, as both the movie and ship’s crews worked together to complete the ship’s mission and lend a hand in the production.
Abe Sailors were given numerous opportunities throughout the week to be extras in the film and share the spotlight with the Hollywood lineup. Donning float coats and cranials, the Sailors, producers and actors looked alike on the flight deck as the cameras rolled.

“In my 16 years in the Navy, this is one of the top things I’ve done,” said Aviation Ordnanceman 1st Class (AW) Anthony Whetstone, of Abe’s safety department.

Whetstone, an Alexander City, Ala., native, was an extra with a speaking role during one of the production’s night scenes, and was grateful to have such an opportunity. “Nothing like this has ever happened to me before,” he said.

Foxx, who plays the role of Lt. Henry Purcell, said Abe’s crew was a big help during the filming and commented on their hard work. “This really changes your perspective on things, when you get a chance to see from the ground up how hard these men and women work,” he said.

“The crew was really down to Earth,” Whetstone said. “I was surprised to find out that they were just like us.”

Whetstone’s thoughts seemed to be echoed by Abe’s crew throughout the week.

Meanwhile, the film crew couldn’t seem to give enough praise to Lincoln Sailors.

“Thank God for these decent people that are on this ship doing the job they do,” Cohen said. “I have a deep appreciation for Sailors and what (they) do for people like me who live in the freedom (they) secure.”

For related news, visit the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Navy NewsStand page at

posted on Jul, 8 2004 @ 04:20 PM
Well considering the F-117 is triangular, and that there really is a design for a wing structure like this one, the possibility of this aircraft being real is far too great to just disregard. Also, with no vertical tail fin, this planes side, front, and back profile is quite slim. And I'm not really seeing any right angles, except for the end of the wings, which is an aspect of every craft - even the rounded B2 Spirit.

Listen to yourself, you're doing exactly what they want and exactly what I described: your doubting its existance based on the stealth technology the public knows about. Do you really think the government hasn't moved past the technology and stealth characteristics of the Have Blue Project (the "Beta" F-117, started 30 years ago)?

Open your mind.

[edit on 7/8/04 by xenophanes85]

posted on Jul, 8 2004 @ 04:31 PM
Very small point, if it was real wouldn't the intake warning be black rather than red?

Yhats apart from the fighter pilot wearing make up, unless American ones actually do?

posted on Jul, 8 2004 @ 06:00 PM
WOW, Hollywood sure has come alongway. For those of you who think this is real then do you also think the stealth jet used in X-Men 2 was real.No.
But lets just pretend its real and if anything i would say its engines are PDE and it does look pretty damn stealthy. I think phantom and skunk works should hire some hollywood dudes.

posted on Jul, 8 2004 @ 06:09 PM
This is what the next-gen navy stealth craft will look like:

If you ask me, though cool, the thing in the movie looks like it's from the F-117 era. On a side note, I think it's interesting that this movie is about a UCAV going nuts and having to be taken down by human pilots. I wonder if such culturally reinforced fears will prevent us from switching over to robotic forces, en masse, when the time and need eventually comes to do so.

Kinda like a movie where a medieval knight defeats a gatling gun, no?

posted on Jul, 8 2004 @ 06:33 PM
BTW, does anyone know how i can start on of these things.
I have some pics of (to my knowledge) an unidentified stealth jet, and i wanted to share them and here what ya'll think. but i only know how to repely not start it.

posted on Jul, 8 2004 @ 06:39 PM

Originally posted by onlyinmydreams

It's gotta be fake.

The female pilot in the one photo is the chick from the TV show "Seventh Heaven" who was kicked off the cast because she did a sexy shoot for a men's mag a few years ago. This is probably footage from a new movie or one that was never released.

bingo that is a fake. too big for an aircraft carriers anyways. and i think that the tv/movie camera might of given that away also. dont believe everything you see or read on the internet

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