Here’s a look at issues 9 and 10 of US Bomber Projects (just noticed that issue 8 isn’t listed on the main USBP page… hopefully that explains the dismal sales. Until I fix up the web page, you can order #8 HERE).
A potential followup to THIS POST seems to show a better view of what may be a new stealthy aircraft:
A tiny amount of processing gives this:
To me, this might be a B-2, The underside of the “nose” certainly looks like the complex contouring of the B-2. But the trailing edge *looks* unlike the B-2. Another sites’ attempt at processing gives an interesting trailing edge:
If this is accurate, the aircraft looks like nothing so much as the Boeing Model 988-122, one of a series of stealthy and semi-stealthy highly maneuverable multi-role aircraft designed around 1996:
What makes this “Huh”-worthy is that Bran Binnie flew SpaceShipOne back in the day. You woulda thought he’d've been onboard for SpaceShipTwo, but he’s signed on with XCOR instead.
I have heard *rumors* to the effect that SS2 has been having difficulties with their hybrid rocket motor. Given that XCOR is a rocket engine company, I would imagine their propulsion system does what it’s supposed to.
The National Museum of the USAF has a 360-degree panable view of the inside of the cockpit of their B-36. I’ve been in a B-36 cockpit… not near as spacious as you might think. But boy howdy does it have a whole lot of dials…
They have a bunch of these 360-degree panos. Take A Look.
Includes two *exceedingly* poor-rez photos of an aircraft at some altitude (more complete photos at the link):
Looks like a flying wing aircraft of some size.
Found on ebay:
Asking price: $1,795.00. A bit rich for my blood. But fortunately, the listing comes with a pretty good photo of the piece:
I took the liberty of perspective-correcting, cropping and fade-correcting it. Please to enjoy:
This is kinda neat:
A large building at Naval Air Warfare Center China Lake was built in the early ’90′s as a means of testing missile guidance systems. In the Missile Engagement Simulation Arena, full-size aircraft mockups are suspended and maneuvered as marionettes for the benefit of missile sensors.