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US Navy to order unique aircraft in Saratov, Russia (UFO-shaped)
Russia Journal Daily ^ | April 23, 2004

Posted on 04/23/2004 5:39:17 PM PDT by Shermy

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To: Shermy
Why not license the thing from the Russians and build it over here? Or do the Russians want a a techno pit into which they can sluice billions of investment dollars?
41 posted on 04/24/2004 5:22:14 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: Shermy; Tijeras_Slim; FireTrack; Pukin Dog; citabria; B Knotts; kilowhskey; cyphergirl; ...

42 posted on 04/24/2004 6:19:01 AM PDT by Aeronaut (The proper response to gay marriage is laughter.)
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To: Solamente
please..me, too! :)
43 posted on 04/24/2004 6:30:54 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you :)
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To: Aeronaut
Thanks.. :)
44 posted on 04/24/2004 6:31:43 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you :)
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To: Brett66

45 posted on 04/24/2004 6:50:50 AM PDT by Rebelbase ("Kerry is the female version of Hillary"............FReeper Paul Atreides)
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To: Flightdeck; ItisaReligionofPeace; cmsgop; Drammach; spetznaz; norton; MHGinTN; DefCon
OK, I'll type it out and either privately send or post it in this thread.
46 posted on 04/24/2004 6:52:47 AM PDT by Solamente
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To: Brett66
It is cute but something just doesn't look right.
47 posted on 04/24/2004 6:54:59 AM PDT by BenLurkin (LESS government please, NOT more.)
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To: skinkinthegrass
I just added you to the ping list. Back to you in a few hours.
48 posted on 04/24/2004 6:57:16 AM PDT by Solamente
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To: Rebelbase
But they came 'to serve man'....
49 posted on 04/24/2004 7:05:05 AM PDT by Cvengr (;^))
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To: Solamente
Thanks; can't wait.
50 posted on 04/24/2004 7:15:27 AM PDT by Flightdeck (Procrastinate later)
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To: Cvengr

IT'S A COOKBOOK!

51 posted on 04/24/2004 7:28:28 AM PDT by Rebelbase ("Kerry is the female version of Hillary"............FReeper Paul Atreides)
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To: Aeronaut
On a private tour through the warehouses of the Smithsonian in Silver Springs years ago there was a navy experimental, among the hundreds of aircraft never known by the public to exist, that was about 8-10' in diamater made of tiny stick trusses covered with fabric and looked just like a flying saucer that was made in the late 40s or early 50s.

On another note, when I was in high school in Los Angeles in 54 or 55 durring lunch period at what I would estimate to be at about 15FL I watched what I would call a flying saucer being chased by 2 F-104s? for about 20 minutes until I had to go back to class.

The saucer would remain stationary and the jetes would come at it from 2 sides and before they got there it would dart upward and off to the side at probably 5 times the speed of the approaching jets. This happened over and over for the whole time that I watched it.

I wasn't asn alarmist and just thought it interesting and assumed that since it was military jets involved thqt saying anything to anyone wouldn't serve any purpose.
52 posted on 04/24/2004 9:26:49 AM PDT by dalereed (,)
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To: dalereed

Did it look like this? (the one at the museum, that is)

53 posted on 04/24/2004 10:17:09 AM PDT by Tennessee_Bob (http://www.code16.com/cat/)
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To: Tennessee_Bob
No but that one was there also.

The one that I was describing was for one pilot and had a fan in the center for propultion and lift and was only about 8 feet in diameter and about 2 feet thick in the center with a bubble canopy for the pilot. I didn't try to lift it but the way it ws built it probably didn't weigh more than 400 pounds.
54 posted on 04/24/2004 10:27:57 AM PDT by dalereed (,)
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To: Shermy
Here's the company's website:

http://www.ekip-aviation-concern.com/
55 posted on 04/24/2004 10:33:41 AM PDT by Tennessee_Bob (http://www.code16.com/cat/)
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To: Wilhelm Tell
There have been over the years various attempts to make a "flying wing" type of aircraft (where the fuselage is basically a wing), and some of them even flew. This is sure the most flying saucerish flying wing I have ever seen. It would be incredible to see it fly. I wonder how powerful the engines will have to be?
Moreover, the hovercraft's special coating enhances lift by 40 percent (with the help of turbulence flows). Consequently, the EKIP's payload accounts for only 40-45 percent of its mass; meanwhile the relevant aircraft ratio is 20-25 percent.

The EKIP boasts some other unique specifications; for example, it can transport 100-ton loads over several thousand km at 500-700 kph and at 8-13-km altitudes. This unique hovercraft can skim along at 160 kph just above the surface.

The structural/engine weight and the fuel weight of the craft are overhead, and this basically claims that that weight is very low for the cargo capacity. Looks to me like a claim of a very high lift-to-drag ratio, combined with a high structural efficiency.

And as such, an enormously valuable characteristic. Unless of course it can only be made out of mockingbird tongues . . .

56 posted on 04/24/2004 10:38:58 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (To believe in your own objectivity is to be wise in your own conceit.)
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To: Quix
Eh. I've seen some mighty weird things in my time, but until I actually meet some (outer space) aliens and drink some beer with them I will remain skeptical.
57 posted on 04/24/2004 8:41:54 PM PDT by LibKill (Yep, we are cowboys. WYATT EARP cowboys.)
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To: LibKill
SKEPTICISM can be a VERY healthy thing.

Especially regarding anything

--the government is connected with
--satan is connected with
--that has a significant potential to manipulate vast masses of people.

But a TYPE II error is no safer or more righteous than a TYPE I error.

Both can be plenty troublesome.
58 posted on 04/24/2004 8:48:25 PM PDT by Quix (Choose this day whom U will serve: Shrillery & demonic goons or The King of Kings and Lord of Lords)
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To: Quix
You bring the space aliens, I'll bring the beer. :)

But none of those chest-bursting aliens from the ALIEN movie, please.

59 posted on 04/24/2004 8:55:20 PM PDT by LibKill (Yep, we are cowboys. WYATT EARP cowboys.)
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To: LibKill
Thanks.

Not interested in getting very close to the aliens, myself.

Prefer a low alcohol fruit flavored wine with low tanin content.

Beer tastes like medicine to me.

Anyway--If my study of the subject has any validity at all, they are really rachetting up the graduated, incremental disclosures more and more rapidly now. New details are coming out all the time.

Still very hard for me to guess what is disinformation and what isn't.
60 posted on 04/24/2004 9:10:28 PM PDT by Quix (Choose this day whom U will serve: Shrillery & demonic goons or The King of Kings and Lord of Lords)
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