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X-47A Pegasus

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posted on Apr, 18 2003 @ 11:35 PM
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The concept combines the ‘kite’ aerodynamic shape which was demonstrated by the company's tailess X-47A Pegasus experimental UAV with a ‘flying wing’ shape, with each ‘wing’ being able to fold upward for stowage on aircraft carriers.



An unmanned jet that lands and takes off from aircraft carriers! Whew!

www.uvonline.com.../1399

[Edited on 4-19-2003 by William One Sac]




posted on Apr, 19 2003 @ 04:50 AM
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A remarkable machine, William-1.
There's a link to the actual tests last year here: www.aerotechnews.com...

and some useful background from globalsecurity here:
www.globalsecurity.org...
the artist's impression you've posted is teh best I've seen so far.



posted on Apr, 19 2003 @ 09:58 AM
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Hey that's an odd pic. The X-47 pics I have seen the past few years look like this:


(sorry for the pic's big size)

hmm...after reading the article I understand that that is the naval version of the X-47. Never seen it before, time to find more info about that concept.

Thanks for the article willy



posted on Apr, 21 2003 @ 10:57 AM
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a B2 that can be carrier based. I suspect that's the prime impedus behind the Raptor as well...adapting the stealth planes to carrier duty, to negate the need for relying on foreign air bases... Looks like a Lockheed design...even though it's Northrop's... I still might have to see if my father knows anything about it though...usually this stuff's pretty compartmentalized, but hey, who knows?


[Edited on 21-4-2003 by Gazrok]



posted on Dec, 11 2008 @ 09:03 PM
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X-47A Pegasus Inert GPS-Guided Weapon Drop Demo

Not too shabby.



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