Interesting Aircraft of triangular shape at Joint Forces Air station near Fort Worth/Dallas.

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posted on Sep, 27 2012 @ 07:18 PM
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Well first off I was bing maping the Dallas/Fort worth area looking where an address for a music shop in the area might be when i stumbled on what looks like a test bed storage facility on the expanding Joint forces base.
Along side are bones of other relevant craft for size comparison.
Interesting views as well from birds eye 360.
Which craft is this?
It seems too have a pilots bubble or blister type cock pit as well unlike the tacet or have blues.
Any insight welcomed.
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posted on Sep, 27 2012 @ 07:24 PM
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I'd wager the part covered by a tarp is identical to a B2 wing profile. Maybe a prototype stealth attack plane that didn't get funding.



posted on Sep, 27 2012 @ 07:26 PM
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I am not seeing the triangular shaped craft you are referring to.
Is it in front of the blue building?
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Never mind. I see now. That is a tarp not a blue building..LOL
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posted on Sep, 27 2012 @ 07:29 PM
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It's in the middle of the image upper left. back of it is covered with a blue tarp
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posted on Sep, 27 2012 @ 07:30 PM
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Close but not quite. It's most likely one of the original Jack Northrop designs. He flew the first flying wing in the 1930s, and he had a couple of fighter type flying wings that were about the right size and shape as the covered aircraft. If it is one of them, then it's probably covered with a tarp to protect it.

This was his N-1 design, it doesn't QUITE match up perfectly, but it's pretty close:



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posted on Sep, 27 2012 @ 07:31 PM
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Was thinking the exact same thing ya beat me to it big Z!



posted on Sep, 27 2012 @ 07:34 PM
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Here is a Bing 360 link. For better viewing but the Craft is certainly there under wraps (partially) as well as triangular in shape.
www.bing.com...

Certainly seems too be of the fighter variety comparing with the other airframes in the shot.
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posted on Sep, 27 2012 @ 07:34 PM
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Here's from Apple Maps:




posted on Sep, 27 2012 @ 07:37 PM
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It looks like there's an F-35 mockup, and F-16 disassembled, and that looks even more like an N-1 type design than in the first picture, but you can see they're disassembling it now. It looks like they're going to take it to restore or something.



posted on Sep, 27 2012 @ 07:38 PM
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It's close.
The one under the tarp has a deeper angle on the leading edge and the cockpit is closer to the front. No engine nacelles visible under the tarp but the back could be diassembled. Any way you slice it, I'd say it's probably an obsolete model.



posted on Sep, 27 2012 @ 07:39 PM
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More from other views off BirdsEye:







Interesting indeed!



posted on Sep, 27 2012 @ 07:39 PM
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Dang I think I love apple maps!
I just started a thread of a triangular UFO
videoed in Arlington Tx in Sept.
Maybe it's that thing haha !



posted on Sep, 27 2012 @ 07:43 PM
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Could be a mock-up of the A-12 Avenger, one of the airframes that was part of the Navy ATX program.
en.wikipedia.org...
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posted on Sep, 27 2012 @ 07:52 PM
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Its really similar too the A12 IMo as well. Not exact but awfully close.
Paint these black and fly em at night. Wham Mysterious triangle craft and lights.
The pictures from 360 bing while good dont quite show whether the edges are rounder ala 50's-60's tech or sharp(stealthy) like the 70's- today tech.
Neat find though.
Any folks here from that area? Id love too see better pics up close.


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posted on Sep, 27 2012 @ 07:57 PM
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Edit:
Upon further review of the wikipedia drawings from the actual program.
The shape is nearly identical too the A12's folded wing config.
just picture it tarped up.
Im almost certain this is the A12 frame.
What a neat looking fighter.



posted on Sep, 27 2012 @ 07:58 PM
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It's one of the two A-12 mockups.

www.urbanghostsmedia.com...



posted on Sep, 27 2012 @ 08:03 PM
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They are using the aircraft for static displays:

binged.it...



posted on Sep, 27 2012 @ 08:06 PM
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Originally posted by Zaphod58
It's one of the two A-12 mockups.

www.urbanghostsmedia.com...

Knew it! Great work, just found out myself, at the same time as you



posted on Sep, 27 2012 @ 08:06 PM
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The A-12 was supposed to go to a museum, but the deal fell through, that's why it was left outside. The two F-16s, I'm not sure about but they're apparently rotting away. The other aircraft is the X-35 demonstrator, that was built to about 80% of full size.



posted on Mar, 29 2013 @ 07:51 PM
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Originally posted by Zaphod58
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The A-12 was supposed to go to a museum, but the deal fell through, that's why it was left outside. The two F-16s, I'm not sure about but they're apparently rotting away. The other aircraft is the X-35 demonstrator, that was built to about 80% of full size.


I think the X-35-like aircraft is actually the earlier Lockheed CALF (Common Affordable Lightweight Fighter). To the best of my knowledge this was a 1990s programme that featured the lift-fan system later integrated into the X-35 JSF demonstrator. It's a powered model rather than an airworthy vehicle, but nevertheless is more than a mock-up. Like the A-12 replica it seems a shame for it to be sitting outside rotting away...





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