Re: Question about the mysterious aircraft spotted in January 2022 in Groom Lake

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Message posted by Vahe Demirjian (Member since 04/28/2022) on March 17, 2023 at 17:27:21 PST:

In the article "Swing Wing Stealth Attack Plane" in the January 1995 Popular Science magazine issue, Stuart Brown and Steve Douglass not only claimed that the USAF was deploying a new stealthy swing wing fighter-bomber to replace the F-111 but also called it A-17 because they stated without evidence that A-14 and A-15 were allocated to losing bids for the US Navy competition won by the canceled A-12 Avenger II naval stealth bomber and were unaware that the designation A-16 used by General Dynamics for an unbuilt close air support version of the F-16 was not an official designation. The authors of the article also did not rule out the possibility that the aircraft seen refueling from a KC-135 over the North Sea by Chris Gibson in 1989 was the purported "A-17" swing-wing stealth aircraft rather than a classified hypersonic spyplane (Curtis Peebles regarded the North Sea sighting as merely an F-111 with its wing swept back).

Given that the Popular Science article reported an aircraft with callsign "Omega" flying over Amarillo in September 1994, but also the fact that one sighting of a "donuts-on-a-rope" contrail in March 1992 took place near Amarillo, it is unclear whether the aircraft dubbed "A-17" in the article "Swing Wing Stealth Attack Plane" created the contrail near Amarillo in March 1992, but if so, it would further bolstering a growing consensus that the pulsating "skyquakes" reported in the early 1990s were not made by a pulse detonation wave engine in light of the PDWE having been first tested aboard a Rutan Long-EZ homebuilt aircraft in January 2008.

Attached link: 1995 Popular Science article about alleged stealthy fighter-bomber

In Reply to: Re: Question about the mysterious aircraft spotted in January 2022 in Groom Lake posted by Night Stalker on March 16, 2023 at 18:46:44 PST:


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