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Originally posted by Shadowhawk
There is no mystery here. The two X-47B unmanned vehicles have been shipped across the country from one test site (Edwards AFB, California) to another (NAS Patuxent River, Maryland). The wings had to be removed from the airframe so that it would fit on the nation's highways. This makes them look even stranger than usual to people unfamiliar with these craft. since I saw them on a weekly, (and sometimes daily) basis at Edwards, they are nothing special to me. Both times the craft were trucked across the country, Northrop Grumman officials tried to forestall the inevitable "flying saucer" reports by leaving the landing gear down and locked so that bystanders could clearly see that it was an airplane. One would think that with all the exposure stealthy drones are getting in the news and on the Internet, that more people would be familiar with them. Unfortunately, too many people are more willing to believe a fantastic explanation than a mundane one, and the news media fans the flames.
Originally posted by waynos
reply to post by Aliensun
So, even though you accept and agree that mine and shadowhawks assessment was correct, you are still looking for an argument?