Re: Forthcoming book on the history of Area 51

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Message posted by Vahe Demirjian (Member since 04/28/2022) on April 30, 2023 at 20:30:45 PST:

As you mentioned elsewhere on this forum, the book "Dreamland: The Secret History of Area 51" has a passage discussing the "Aurora" mystery, so I'm curious if that passage emphasizes the fact that Aurora was merely a Pentagon codename for funding production of the B-2 and debunks suggestions in the 1990s that all "donuts-on-a-rope" contrails were made by a pulse detonation wave engine (the first flight of a PDWE aboard an aircraft was conducted in 2008, but that's another story).

As a side note, Senior Pennant was the codename for what would become the AGM/MGM-137 TSSAM, and I should note that the book "Have Blue and the F-117A: Evolution of the "Stealth Fighter"" mentions that the TSSAM program had its inception in the early 1980s. Since the Quartz/AARS program is not only mentioned in your forthcoming book in Area 51 but is discussed in some depth in the publication "Air Force UAVs: The Secret History", the full account you provide of Aquiline is quite groundbreaking because Project Aquiline wasn't declassified until 2020.

In Reply to: Forthcoming book on the history of Area 51 posted by Peter Merlin on April 08, 2023 at 18:56:55 PST:


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