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 Post subject: SR-72
PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:09 pm 
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Stephen Trimble posted a tweet that was interesting:

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Jack O'Bannion, VP of Strategy at Skunk Works, is speaking today at SciTech conference. He showed a slide of the SR-72 and said: "Without digital transformation that aircraft you see there could not have been made." Soooo ... does that mean that aircraft was made?


https://twitter.com/FG_STrim/status/950 ... -sr72.html

I shan't ask anything because its knuckle breaking territory at the very least but it is all interesting. :)


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:58 am 
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Doesn't mean it was built, he meant that it could have been built. In other words it was a practical design and was within the construction state of the art, digital design capability being a key part of that art. It wasn't a theoretical design that was a vision of what we could see one day should we develop the state-of-the-art to do so.

Whether we actually went on to really build it or not is another issue. Personally I rather suspect we did but that is a completely unsupported guess.

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Brings to mind that grey area in homicide work where police pick up on if loved ones and friends keep using present tense or past tense to refer to the murder victim. The issue is, if they've already been informed beforehand there are people who would be exact enough to make the change and that in and of itself isn't an indication of them being the perp, but it can but an added bit of spice that helps cement someone that is suspicious in other way.

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I suppose the one on the right here could have been an SR-72.
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And just as that suddenly this appears :D
(I doubt this is what it’s purported to be.)

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Is this the US Air Force's secret 4,600mph spy plane? Mystery 'hypersonic aircraft' is captured in Google Earth images of a Florida airbase, claims conspiracy theorist

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US Air Force is believed to be developing a spy plane that travels at 4,600mph
Secretive hypersonic plane is being developed by defence firm Lockheed Martin
Google Earth images show an object that looks similar to the artist's impression
Pictures were taken by UFO conspiracy theorists from SectureTeam10
Many have dismissed the latest footage, saying it just shows a high speed boat
The US Air Force is understood to be developing a spy plane that travels at more than 4,600mph (7,400km/h).

Now, a conspiracy theorist claims he has spotted an image of the mystery craft on Google Earth's view of Florida.

The satellite image appears to show an object similar to the artist's impression of the secretive hypersonic plane being developed by defence firm Lockheed Martin.

It comes a day after Lockheed Martin's secretive Skunk Works unit said it had already finished making the radical hypersonic update of the long-retired Mach 3 SR-71 Blackbird spy plane.

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Images from Google Earth show an object that looks similar to the artist's impression of the secretive hypersonic plane being developed by defence firm Lockheed Martin
Images from Google Earth show an object that looks similar to the artist's impression of the secretive hypersonic plane being developed by defence firm Lockheed Martin
SECURETEAM 10 CONTROVERSY

SectureTeam10 is one of the most viewed YouTube channels, with over 785,000 people subscribing to its conspiracy videos.

But the channel has come under fire, as Lions Ground, a rival channel, claims that it has been intentionally fooling its viewers.

According to Lions Ground, SecureTeam10 has been raking in an estimated £600 ($745) a day by posting fake videos that 'outsmart UFO believers.'

Lots of people were sceptical of their latest claims, with many saying the footage showed a high speed boat.

The Google satellite images were compiled in a video by Tyler Glockner, known for uploading images of UFO sightings to his YouTube channel Secureteam10.

Whoever created the craft has a 'main foothold in designing aircraft engines that are widely used in civilian and military aviation', Mr Glockner claimed.

'What you're seeing is a very secretive object... I haven't been able to work out what it is', he said.

More than 400,000 people viewed the video which shows a series of screen shots from Google Earth.

'It is no public aircraft that has been disclosed', Mr Glockner claimed.

'You can see that this thing looks like a hypersonic aircraft or spacecraft'.

The shape is similar to the SR-72 hypersonic plane - which is set to be a strike and reconnaissance aircraft that tops Mach 6, writes Daily Star.


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Assuming that's actually real and not Memorex, the people trumpeting "hypersonic secret spy plane" seem to have missed that it's the size of a Toyota :lol: and is, therefore, more likely to be something unmanned.

If we completely ignore the fact it's stuck in the middle of a public parking lot...

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I'd say it's a mockup for testing something.


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Maskirovka.

It's a fiberglass and wood mockup of something a junior engineer thought up, placed outside deliberately to be seen.

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Wasn't that stated to be an old RCS mockup to test the engine section of the F-35?


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KDahm wrote:
Maskirovka.

It's a fiberglass and wood mockup of something a junior engineer thought up, placed outside deliberately to be seen.

Movie prop?

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Movie prop?

Wouldn't be the first time. Way back when, there was a sudden stir about a new Chinese fast attack craft that was apparently very fast, very heavily armed etc etc. Lots of angst and claims how it was invincible and would sweep the sea before it. It was a film prop too.

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Found it; it was called the Haidau class. First appeared in 1975, survived in Jane's Frightening Slips for ten years.

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Movie prop?

Built just like one, anyway. Put in some chunks and rods of aluminum or steel in judiciously chosen areas, it may even look like one to radar. Add some heat lamps for the IR band, too.

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Maybe it's the mysterious F-52?

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Nah...

Its the nosecone/crew escape capsule a la the F-111. If there's an in-flight emergency, the whole rear of the plane (engines, bomb bay, fuel tanks, etc.) is jettisoned, leaving the pilot/copilot to glide to (relative) safety. Since its possible that this might happen at 4,600 MPH, it has to be built just as strong as the rest of the plane. Since that is the case, they decided to just make it the front end of the thing.

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Micael wrote:
And just as that suddenly this appears :D
(I doubt this is what it’s purported to be.)

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Is this the US Air Force's secret 4,600mph spy plane? Mystery 'hypersonic aircraft' is captured in Google Earth images of a Florida airbase, claims conspiracy theorist

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US Air Force is believed to be developing a spy plane that travels at 4,600mph
Secretive hypersonic plane is being developed by defence firm Lockheed Martin
Google Earth images show an object that looks similar to the artist's impression
Pictures were taken by UFO conspiracy theorists from SectureTeam10
Many have dismissed the latest footage, saying it just shows a high speed boat
The US Air Force is understood to be developing a spy plane that travels at more than 4,600mph (7,400km/h).

Now, a conspiracy theorist claims he has spotted an image of the mystery craft on Google Earth's view of Florida.

The satellite image appears to show an object similar to the artist's impression of the secretive hypersonic plane being developed by defence firm Lockheed Martin.

It comes a day after Lockheed Martin's secretive Skunk Works unit said it had already finished making the radical hypersonic update of the long-retired Mach 3 SR-71 Blackbird spy plane.

Scroll down for video
Image
Images from Google Earth show an object that looks similar to the artist's impression of the secretive hypersonic plane being developed by defence firm Lockheed Martin
Images from Google Earth show an object that looks similar to the artist's impression of the secretive hypersonic plane being developed by defence firm Lockheed Martin
SECURETEAM 10 CONTROVERSY

SectureTeam10 is one of the most viewed YouTube channels, with over 785,000 people subscribing to its conspiracy videos.

But the channel has come under fire, as Lions Ground, a rival channel, claims that it has been intentionally fooling its viewers.

According to Lions Ground, SecureTeam10 has been raking in an estimated £600 ($745) a day by posting fake videos that 'outsmart UFO believers.'

Lots of people were sceptical of their latest claims, with many saying the footage showed a high speed boat.

The Google satellite images were compiled in a video by Tyler Glockner, known for uploading images of UFO sightings to his YouTube channel Secureteam10.

Whoever created the craft has a 'main foothold in designing aircraft engines that are widely used in civilian and military aviation', Mr Glockner claimed.

'What you're seeing is a very secretive object... I haven't been able to work out what it is', he said.

More than 400,000 people viewed the video which shows a series of screen shots from Google Earth.

'It is no public aircraft that has been disclosed', Mr Glockner claimed.

'You can see that this thing looks like a hypersonic aircraft or spacecraft'.

The shape is similar to the SR-72 hypersonic plane - which is set to be a strike and reconnaissance aircraft that tops Mach 6, writes Daily Star.




Well the red circled one is a bit bigger than a Toyota, but the one on the other side of the building might be Toyota sized.

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