Skip to comments.Is U.S. Drone Shown on Iran TV Real?
Posted on 12/08/2011 3:49:56 PM PST by gandalftb
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So, we gave them the Pueblo and the code machine knowing full well they would start using the code machine for their own purposes without knowing that we were following their every transmission via the "back door".......
Right.....makes sense to me.
Ouch, a satire hit @ Rayethon if my memory is correct, any others?
Our UAVs have gimballed thrust nozzle on their engines and obtain attitude control from that too.
However, at low speed such as landing and takeoff you need wing surface control.
Is that a giant reading a newspaper at the planes 1:00o’clock position?
The model can be purchased on line for about $30.78. It would be a simple matter to scale it up from there.
Maybe they downloaded the paper version you can build and upscaled it!
"If it was shot down or crashed, where's the damage?"
What do you make of this?:
"John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a consulting firm, said he would have expected far more damage if the aircraft had hit the ground in an uncontrolled crash. But Richard F. Healing, an aviation consultant and former member of the National Transportation Safety Board, said many unmanned vehicles were basically gliders, with large wings relative to their weight. If it ran out of fuel, he said, a drone might come down gently and be damaged only lightly if it did not hit a tree or building."
Between Taxechusetts and California, you've got Raytheon, Loral, General Death, Northrop, Turkeys Running Wild, Teledyne, Huge Air Crash... Yeah, I know, a lot of those companies are gone but a lot of the operations are still intact. It's been a while, and I'm glad of it. :-)
I don't miss military electronic components manufacturing one bit. Gad what a wasteful cesspool of corruption that was! It's absolutely amazing anything we made actually worked in the field. Every one of those companies makes more money in selling paperwork than they do in selling hardware. Not a page of it does more than assure that the part meets spec. It does NOT mean that it will work when installed. Hell, I knew one guy who reportedly shipped empty components with fraudulent data knowing that they would fail incoming inspection at the customer end. He did it because the penalties for being late were worse than the warranty replacement plus the cost of making fakes! I almost got fired for explaining to a customer why we he was having problems with one of our parts because of the last lead bending operation. Our sales guys were trying to get them to do it and lying through their teeth in the process. One cracked lead was $3,600 bucks down the tubes and they'd do so unless you babied them. So then the customer puts them in a missile?
I hated those people. Whether the stuff works is a life and death matter and they treated it like a meaningless game. I've worked in MIL-Spec houses that weren't like that, but it seemed that the bigger they got the worse it was.
My AF job 40+ years ago was the AF version(C-47s, C-135s) of what those sailors were doing on Pueblo. One of the older guys in the unit made some suggestions.
“might come down gently” Your’re right, flying wings are very hard to stall and will autorotate to the ground like a boomerang.
However, Iran is very mountainous, almost continuously steep in the eastern half. The chances of it landing on flat ground, wheels down are not rational.
If it did land on flat ground with so little damage, it had to have its landing gear down, a belly landing would have cause a lot of damage, coasting over brush and rocks. Whom could have ordered the landing gear down?
The only way an RQ-170 lands uncontrolled with so little damage would be to glide down over water, wheels up. There is little of that in Iran and how would they have recovered it so fast if at all.
Cheesy or not, the propaganda worked.
We should have immediately responded with a self-destruct precision-guided munition. “So sorry you guys messed with our stuff!”
I’m of the mind that it’s fake and a planted fake. They will spend months....maybe several years...trying to develop their technology around this....and find that nothing really works.
I’ll even bet that a hard drive was onboard, and that the Iranians quickly rushed up to plug this into their network....releasing another stupid virus onto their military grid.
Lockeed doesn't have QC like that....
Confirmed, we have satellite photos of the crash site, it was cratered.
Also, the RQ-170 doesn’t have an intake grill.
The latest Iranian photos do indeed show the wing seam taped on.
My question is why produce a fake and such a comical fake? They had to know that western eyes would quickly spot the fake.
As we did here first on FR, in the western media.
Ich kann nicht Deutsch.
What up with the vanity skirt?
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