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Congressional Researcher Thinks the Air Force Already Has a Secret Stealth Bomber
War is Boring ^ | July 10, 2014 | David Axe

Posted on 07/11/2014 8:49:21 AM PDT by C19fan

On July 9, the U.S. Air Force formally launched the competition to build America’s next stealth bomber. But a July 2 report from the Congressional Research Service questions the flying branch’s official narrative.

According to CRS’ Jeremiah Gertler, it appears the Air Force already has new bomber prototypes in the air—and the competition could be a sham.

Perhaps not coincidentally, Gertler’s skepticism comes just four months after civilians glimpsed what appeared to be previously unknown stealth warplanes flying over Texas.

(Excerpt) Read more at medium.com ...


TOPICS: Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: bomber; stealth
I and others have posted about people seeing triangular/chevron shapes flying over Texas.
1 posted on 07/11/2014 8:49:21 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Aurora is one of them.


2 posted on 07/11/2014 8:52:51 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: C19fan

Drone bomber.


3 posted on 07/11/2014 8:53:40 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: mountainlion

If I remember correctly, Aurora was actually the “black” line-item code name for the B-2. This would be a wholly new bomber, probably a drone.


4 posted on 07/11/2014 8:54:26 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: C19fan

Pics?


5 posted on 07/11/2014 8:57:58 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: C19fan

My parents owned land near the huge Eglin AFB reservation. One evening near dusk, I saw an airplane flying just hundreds of yards away. It was shaped just like the model stealth fighter.

Of course I thought that was what it was. As it turned out, the model did not look anything like the real one.

I still have no idea what it was. I will say that Eglin is one of those bases where all kinds of interesting things are always going on.


6 posted on 07/11/2014 8:58:15 AM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: C19fan
I was in the Air Force from 1977-81. After I left I read Tom Clancy's novel Red Storm Rising where he depicts the USAF having a super secret stealth aircraft for first day of battle strike against high value targets. I thought to myself "that's impossible. You'd never keep something like that so secret."

Then the USAF revealed the F-117A and I was very wrong.

So my first reaction to this article is to also say "impossible" but I have to temper it with my previous experiences.

7 posted on 07/11/2014 9:04:27 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: C19fan
Boeing's LRS-B proposal:


8 posted on 07/11/2014 9:06:05 AM PDT by magellan
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To: Timber Rattler
Aurora was supposed to be a hypersonic replacement for the SR-71 recon aircraft. There was some sightings of "donuts on a rope" contrails as "proof" but then nothing.


9 posted on 07/11/2014 9:08:02 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Yo-Yo

They don’t have a single secret aircraft they are hiding. Nope not a single one.

They have several.


10 posted on 07/11/2014 9:57:33 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: magellan

Retract the landing gear and flaps for better performance.


11 posted on 07/11/2014 10:01:45 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: driftdiver

True. Analysis of those recent sightings (theaviationist.com did a good one) showed two distinctly different planforms.

And there have been rumors for years that the YF-23 (ATF competator that lost to the F-22) was developed and put into limited production as an F-117 replacement in the F-111 interdiction/medium bomber class.


12 posted on 07/11/2014 10:07:58 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: C19fan

TR3-B

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TR-3_Black_Manta

http://fas.org/irp/mystery/tr3a.htm

http://www.google.com/patents/US4019699

https://archive.org/search.php?query=TR3B


13 posted on 07/11/2014 10:23:47 AM PDT by Polynikes (What would Walt Kowalski do. In the meantime "GET OFF MY LAWN")
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