posted on May, 17 2013 @ 03:42 PM
I am curious as to whether you have received any manuals for aircraft that are still in the testing stages, or even more exciting, aircraft that have
not even been announced publicly at this point in time. That would be a stretch, but I thought I would ask. I have a small list of aircraft that I
would be interested in, although I do not know if you have anything on these particular planes, or if you would even release the material...Of course
the aircraft that I would be interested in are the more sensitive ones for the most part, lol. I will list them anyway, and maybe you could at least
confirm if you even have anything on them at the very least.
X-55 - This is a very interesting cargo aircraft. Last I checked this aircraft was in the air, but I do not know if they ever went into production
beyond a prototype stage. But I believe this is primarily a USAF aircraft, manufactured by Lockheed-Martin.
F-35 Any variants of this aircraft. I do not know if they have ever gone into full scale production, but I know they have built and flown some, and I
know the USAF is one of the branches that will utilize these aircraft. Seeing as how this is going to be one of the go-to planes of the coming years,
I imagine it would be highly sensitive in nature, and even a flight manual could jeopardize some aspect of the secrecy behind this aircraft. Although
it is not "secret" in the sense that it has not been announced.
F-22 I actually saw one of these guys when I was in the USAF, and they are absolutely gorgeous aircraft to say the least. But this was before the jets
officially went into service with the USAF, becoming the F-22A, so I'm not sure why this plane was on the base. I did not work with aircraft myself,
so my knowledge is mainly from a personal interest only.
AC-130 I am more interested in certain versions than others. For instance, the regular C-130 Hercules itself, as well as older versions like the
AC-130A I am not as interested in. I do not know if the manuals for the various versions would be much different, but I am mainly interested in the
newer versions of this aircraft, such as the AC-130U, J, W, or even H. Although these are all USAF aircraft, I know that there are not very many of
most of them. I know they retired the A version a long time ago, but like I said, I do not know how different the manuals would be, although there are
some great differences between certain systems of these aircraft.
Any 4th or 5th generation aircraft are quite interesting to me, but with certain aircraft, as you know, when talking about potentially classified
manuals things could get a bit hairy. I wish I knew more about what documentation was actually classified, and for what particular aircraft. Anyway, I
think you are doing the right thing by withholding certain documents, because not only could you potentially get yourself in trouble, but also your
source, if the government/military felt inclined to track that person down. This is not to say this would definitely happen, even if you released
everything you have, but it is a possibility.
There are very few flight manuals or aircraft manuals available on the web for modern jet fighters and bombers, and I have to think there is a good
reason for that. Not just anyone has access to such manuals, and thus this makes me think these may be classified documents...Some of them at least.
So anyway, I am interested to see what you decide to post, and I will be checking back periodically. Feel free to message me if you would rather
answer any of my questions privately.