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Any new info - `Brilliant Buzzard` or project global reach?

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posted on Oct, 22 2005 @ 05:04 AM
Well the snow bird is supposed to be a pulse engined higher end supersonic / low end hyper sonic airplane , flying for over 6 years now

anyone got any more info?

posted on Oct, 30 2005 @ 06:46 AM
only found this

"Brilliant Buzzard "

Reported Specifications:

Primary Function: Strategic Reconnaissance Aircraft
Prime Contractor: Lockheed Skunkworks
Power Plant: Exotic Propulsion
Length: Approx. 90 ft.
Wingspan: Approx. 50 ft.
Speed: Mach 6-8
Ceiling: 150,000 ft.
Unit Cost: Unknown
Reports and sightings of a large, light colored aircraft, similar in appearance to the XB-70 "Valkyrie" bomber, have been numerous. Since 1990, a large, sleek aircraft has been seen in the skies of California, Georgia and elsewhere. Three large, white delta-winged aircraft were revealed in a LandSat photo of Groom Lake in late 1991. For years, reports of a black aircraft code named "Brilliant Buzzard" or "Blue Eyes" have circulated.

During the 1980's, Boeing reportedly built the secret aircraft as a high speed platform for launching a smaller, hypersonic aircraft. Other reports suggest that it was the platform for the Airborne Optical System, an integral part of the SDI missile defense plan. "Brilliant Buzzard" may be an unmanned craft, if it can be associated with Boeing's 1989 HSCT study for NASA. The study uses the term "unmanned flying wing" to describe the aircraft. Comments in the study hint that the plane was already flying.

Most reports, however, seem to indicate it is a manned aircraft. It has been described as having a clipped delta planform, a fighter-style canopy, a forward canard wing, dual rectangular engine exhausts, with extremely loud engines.

posted on Oct, 31 2005 @ 11:47 AM
Basically the Brilliant Buzzard looks kind of like the Cobra (GI Joe) Night Raven if you go by some of the renderings out there. Life imitates art eh?

posted on Oct, 31 2005 @ 12:23 PM
Eyewitness report a large, pale grey aircraft, with a fighter style cockpit, podded underwing engines, and canards, which may be retractable. The most notable features are:

1. Forward fuselage resembling the SR-71 with a blended chine.

2. Large delta wing with rectangular underwing engines.

3. Wingtip mounted verticle stabilizers.

4. Dark leading edges and dark, rectangular exhausts.

5. A prominent "hump" rising from the blended fuselage and centered over the large delta wing.

6. Some observers saw a prominent, low aspect ratio canard mounted close to the nose, while others saw no canard at all.

7. Some observers heard a rumbling sound at low speeds.

8. Light-colored top and bottom surfaces, with dark leading and trailing edges.

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