posted on Feb, 27 2013 @ 11:38 PM
reply to post by PhoenixOD
Here's a hypothetical for you.
"Oh my god you guys! I just saw the coolest plane near Area 51! It was diamond shaped, with two tails, and two engines, and looked about the size of
an F-15! Anyone know what it is?"
What terrible national security secret have I let out? What's it's range? Combat radius? Payload? Primary mission? RCS? What can you tell me
from the description? Or even from a picture? Almost nothing.
The new Chinese stealth fighters have pictures all over, and the experts still can't tell much about them. Nothing about payload, or RCS, or any of
the really important details. They are speculating that one of them will go on a carrier, based on the nose gear, but no one really knows anything
about them, except they exist.
Even if someone from another less friendly country were to read all our speculation, it's nowhere near as damaging as B-2 secrets, rocket secrets,
ICBM tech, and the hacking of the F-35 program that has all gone on. Everything said on this message board 90% of the time is a total WAG. And the
people that have posted that are in the know are very careful to not violate any NDA. I know of one that used to post on here that would even go to
her company legal team with her posts written out on paper to clear them.