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- Oct 18, 2006
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Berekhat said:sferrin said:
If it had just pitched it's nose down, you couldn't see the tail. This would also account for it apparently being so broad and stubby. The slightly expanded view shows a pair of square,black shapes just where you would expect the intakes to be.
Even the 'notch' at the rear looks right, because the elevators would be pitched down for such a manoeuvre.
ChuckAnderson said:Hi Everyone!
Could it possibly be this "Switchblade" design???
r16 said:ı am on truly thin ice here and probably Flateric's posts above are far more true than my suggestion but I remember reading accounts of an USAF swingwing aircraft that was done in black to replace F-111 and it was reported to be flying from Cannon AFB . Now that there has been alot of suggestions on Tornados and F-111s , it is the first thing that came to me.
robunos said:i know it _can't_ be, because it was never built, but it don't half look like an F-108 Rapier...
archipeppe said:Sorry folks, but in the enclosed images I still continue to see a VG jet powered aircraft with two engines (two trails are barely visible).
It could be a lot of aircraft ranging from F14 to Tornado, passing for much esotics F111 and Su24.
TomS said:Problem is, neither the F-14 nor the Tornado show the pronounced notch at the traling edge seen in this picture. The long-wing F-111D or G with wings fully swept would more or less match that trailing edge profile. However, I can't find any aspect from which the F-111 would show the pronounced "shoulders" at the wing root seen in this image--at full sweep the wing gloves are a straight extension of the wing leading edge.