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Message posted by Vahe Demirjian (Member since 04/28/2022) on October 30, 2023 at 14:01:34 PST:

I've noticed that the page titled "Lockheed Senior Peg" is listed under the header "Recent Black Projects" at the webpage “Black Projects” although the Senior Peg design studies were conducted in the distant past (43-45 years ago), so the page "Lockheed Senior Peg" should be placed along with the page titled "Lockheed Senior Prom" under the header "Historic Black Projects at Area 51" (even though the Lockheed Senior Peg design lost the Advanced Technology Bomber contest to the Northrop design that became the B-2). The following updates should be made to the page "Lockheed Senior Peg":

1. I recently got a copy of the book "Dreamland: The Secret History of Area 51" by Peter Merlin and on page 310 of that book, the Lockheed subscale model shown on the webpage “Lockheed Senior Peg” is identified as the initial design of Lockheed’s submission for the BSAX competition won by the Northrop Tacit Blue.
2. The photograph of the radar test model of the final Lockheed Senior Peg design submitted for the ATB competition published in the book "F-117 Nighthawk Stealth Fighter Photo Scrapbook" as well as a framed image of the ultimate Lockheed Senior Peg design in a former Lockheed Skunk Works employee's home office in a computer screen grab posted at the Secret Projects Forum should be included because the final design of the Lockheed Senior Peg was a hybrid wing body with a curved center body, faceted wings, and a flattened aft extension with a butterfly tail, basically departing from the initial Senior Peg design of 1978 that had the long wings of the Lockheed BSAX design studies.
3. The book "75 Years of the Lockheed Martin Skunk Works" by James Goodall provides specifications for the Lockheed Senior Peg, including the length, wingspan, height, service ceiling, and maximum take-off weight, while mentioning that the Lockheed teamed up with Rockwell International when conceiving the final Senior Peg design.

By the way, does anyone have a PDF of page 68 from the February 14, 2005 issue of the Aviation Week and Space Technology magazine mentioning the Lockheed Senior Peg and including the image by James Goodall, just for convenience?


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