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I Saw Tacit Blue or Similar Today

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posted on Nov, 21 2011 @ 04:44 PM
15 Miles West of Boston, Massachusetts

Walking my dog this afternoon I heard a loud aircraft and looked up to see Tacit Blue or a very similar designed airframe. It was white and it had the blunted nose. I saw it for about 5 seconds before it disappeared into the clouds. It was pretty amazing!

Thirty seconds later, at a lower altitude but along a similar flight path, I saw an E2 Hawkeye. Twin prop AEW plane with a huge radome. The hawkeye was followed by a C-2 Greyhound on the same flight path. They were all flying East to West. They flew on and I never caught another glimpse.

ATS is filled with good detectives and experts on experimental craft. What did I see? Tacit Blue is retired, correct? Military aircraft make rare appearances in my neck of the woods. I see F-15's when they fly by Fenway Park and that's about it. I have never seen an AEW/AWACS plane in my life. My impression is that it was carrying out radar/ELINT tests on the Tacit Blue-like aircraft.

I'll be carrying my camera with me tomorrow, that's for sure!

Edit to add: This was 5 miles from Hanscom AFB. It would be a safe bet to assume the aircraft came from there.
edit on 21-11-2011 by METACOMET because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 21 2011 @ 06:45 PM
I see those e2 hawkeyes or something similar all the time over there.

posted on Nov, 21 2011 @ 08:23 PM
reply to post by METACOMET

you should tune into hanscom ATC tower this week too and carry that camera.

i work over at lahey - just not today - and wish i had seen that.

posted on Nov, 22 2011 @ 05:32 PM
Yeah Tacit Blue is apparently on display at Wright-Patterson AFB in Ohio.

What else could it be? Dunno really - possibly the EA6B might look similar from some angles & given the other 2 were naval perhaps they were all operating from the same base.

posted on Nov, 23 2011 @ 07:06 AM
It could have been nothing more than a Raytheon Sentinel - the RAF have had one in the US for the past 6 months doing training for ground troops.

posted on Nov, 26 2011 @ 12:59 PM
Yeah, it wouldn't make sense to have a C-2 Greyhound travelling along. They are just cargo planes.

I agree it was probably something else like an EA-6B Prowler. Chances are, these aircraft were being flown to another base for transfer or repair or an airfield for a show.

posted on Nov, 30 2011 @ 02:31 AM
Nice looking plane. I have fond memories of shows at Hanscom when I was young. I'm down south now but lived in Beverly, MA for 30 years. Making me miss home. Then again it's been in the 70's and 80's here.

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