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Old February 27 2014, 07:26 PM   #1
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Boeing's bird-of-prey

http://gizmodo.com/lockheeds-bird-of...the-1531741867

Remember this blast from the recent past? The most interesting comment in the article.. That the project was declassified because the technology was standard in the industry.

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Old February 27 2014, 08:30 PM   #2
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Re: Boeing's bird-of-prey

If you ever get to Dayton, Ohio the Bird has been hanging up in the USAF Museum for over a decade...

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Old February 28 2014, 04:23 PM   #3
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Re: Boeing's bird-of-prey

Nothing really new in the article. Everything mentioned there was released when the aircraft was declassified in 2002, although I don't remember Alan Weichman being mentioned before. I got to be at the rollout ceremony for this in St. Louis, and I've worked for Weichman before. Still a cool plane!

(Bugs me that gizmodo initially called it a Lockheed plane in the article, even though they corrected it.)
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Old March 1 2014, 08:56 PM   #4
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Re: Boeing's bird-of-prey

I always liked the F-4 Phantom. I have heard it called a kludge, but it still looks cool to me. Also the underbelly of F-35 smacks of the NX-01 to me somehow--coloration in the plates and all.
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