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Offline TSARb

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Re: Secret Stealth VTOL Transport - "Senior Citizen"
« Reply #180 on: September 19, 2017, 04:38:02 am »
It looks like subj, doesn't it?


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Re: Secret Stealth VTOL Transport - "Senior Citizen"
« Reply #181 on: September 19, 2017, 07:56:45 am »
I think that is a much smaller aircraft. I'm trying to remember the name of the proposal - but I believe it was for an observation UCAV with a couple of hellfires. Of course, it could have inherited some of the R&D effort.

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Re: Secret Stealth VTOL Transport - "Senior Citizen"
« Reply #182 on: September 19, 2017, 08:18:58 am »
VARIOUS
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Re: Secret Stealth VTOL Transport - "Senior Citizen"
« Reply #183 on: September 19, 2017, 08:20:12 am »
Lockheed Martin VTOL Advanced Reconnaissance Insertion Organic Unmanned System (VARIOUS).

https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,3729.0.html

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Re: Secret Stealth VTOL Transport - "Senior Citizen"
« Reply #184 on: September 25, 2017, 11:52:18 am »
Hi,

SAP moderator posted on the reddit thread a "senior citizen" related document which has been auctioned on the bay last week, as it seems. I have not been able to track down the original (source) bay auction page. Here is what I have:

thread:
https://www.reddit.com/r/SpecialAccess/comments/7133py/found_on_ebay_somebody_selling_concept_art_for/

image:
https://i.redd.it/svnmjrjkhumz.jpg

File name unchanged.

Enjoy.

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Re: Secret Stealth VTOL Transport - "Senior Citizen"
« Reply #185 on: September 25, 2017, 01:34:55 pm »
I have not been able to track down the original (source) bay auction page.
Good starting point https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,413.msg310605.html#msg310605
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Re: Secret Stealth VTOL Transport - "Senior Citizen"
« Reply #186 on: September 26, 2017, 10:06:38 am »
I have not been able to track down the original (source) bay auction page.
Good starting point https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,413.msg310605.html#msg310605

oh my !!!!
Apologies to all!!!
I went too fast on this thread and it escaped my attention!!!!
I am very confused. :-[

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Re: Secret Stealth VTOL Transport - "Senior Citizen"
« Reply #187 on: February 13, 2018, 09:02:08 pm »
"Beyond the fleet of C-130 variants, the command’s future was now tied to the CV-22 and increased utilization of RPVs and possibly other “specialty” fixedwing aircraft that were beginning to appear."

Air University Press. On a Steel Horse I Ride: A History of the MH-53 Pave Low Helicopter in War and Peace (Kindle Locations 9347-9348). Pennyhill Press. Kindle Edition.

"The AFSOC staff began detailed planning for the move. The base was projected to receive AC- and MC-130s, possibly CV-22s, RPVs as they continued to develop, and various other unspecified “low signature” aircraft. It was done— AFSOC would finally get its western base. Conspicuously absent, though, was any mention of MH-53s."

Air University Press. On a Steel Horse I Ride: A History of the MH-53 Pave Low Helicopter in War and Peace (Kindle Locations 9354-9356). Pennyhill Press. Kindle Edition.

"I considered it my responsibility to take that core competence of SOF culture and airmanship and push that out to other aspects of SOF, whether it’s CV-22 or the blue airplanes that we are now flying at Cannon AFB."

Air University Press. On a Steel Horse I Ride: A History of the MH-53 Pave Low Helicopter in War and Peace (Kindle Locations 9533-9534). Pennyhill Press. Kindle Edition.


It is not clear if the "specialty", "low signature", or "blue" aircraft refer to the 318th SOS PC-12s or something else.