reply to post by boomer135
It is NICE to see someone who has taken part the "Back-Office" role
in the USAF because without "gas", those planes ain't going ANYWHERE
except DOWN! Good on Ya!
Regarding that secondary craft you mentioned as a stop-gap filler,
I am assuming you're talking about the "legendary" delta wing-type
Tier-3 "Manta" which is possibly a full delta-wing with FLAT back
and the upper engine intake structure that looks similar to the B2.
Regarding OTHER faceted craft, who really knows? I just happen to
personally BELIEVE in an "SR-117a" probably because of my almost
perverse sense of "financial consideration". WHY throw away a perfectly
good aircraft just because CHINA and RUSSIA can only NOW detect
it in their airspace? Why the heck trust a drone that almost ALL insurgents
KNOW are there on "normal" recon missions, when a "Fake-Out" piloted plane
can be used to recon during unexpected times, specific High-Value targets
and/or 3D mapping of areas that would require TIME SENSITIVE and
COST EXPENSIVE satellite assets to be used?
Just send in an obsolete but still usable semi-stealthy aircraft with a relatively
cheap WESCAM camera for counter insurgency recon. Mujahadeen DON'T HAVE
longwave radar much less using cell-phone towers to jimmy-up a cheap passive
doppler-shift detection of stealth aircraft.
AGAIN, whether it truly exists I don't KNOW FOR CERTAIN, but some anecdotal
reports of F-117's seen in some friendly'Stans DOES SEEM to lead credence
to SOME RE-USE of retired F-117's....OR....it sets out the possibility for the
disclosure of a once-secret "SR-117a" version of the F-117.
All I have his conjecture and "anecdotal" third-party whispers that MAY or MAY NOT
be true...but since Aviation Leak AND Jane's Defence Weekly have BOTH at certain
times in the past ALLUDED to such an Stealth Recon aircraft, I am personally on
the YES it exists side of the fence.
Regarding the "UFO" photo I linked to, I'm making AN ASSUMPTION it is what was described.
Ergo, because it's north Yemen airspace, my best guess is a counter-insurgency recon craft.
And belief-wise, while I don't think Stargate SG1 type X-302's or Atlantis-style Flyers
are in the USAF's inventory (YET!), I wouldn't put it past them that some "Sport Model"
secret aircraft are somewhere hiding out in some underground hangar in Utah, Arizona,
Alaska, Northern Texas or maybe near some forested lake-country in upper-state New York!
Who really KNOWS what's been RandD'ed? Those Black Budgets have been rising almost
every year since 1984 and at almost 57 BILLION DOLLARS for this year maybe there
IS some Black Flying Triangle that uses an Electro-Magneto-Plasma-Dynamic hyperspace
engine to keep TOTALLY silent when flying all over the world to kidnap nubile virgins for
alien hybridization experiments.
Who Really Knows?
edit on 2013/3/15 by StargateSG7 because: Extra info