Tag Archives: Stealth

NEWS UPDATE: FEBRUARY 27th, 2014

First of all, I will be posting a BIG announcement this weekend that will effect Aviationintel going forward in a positive way. Stay tuned for more information. Now onto the good stuff: PENTAGON ASKS PERMISSION TO RIDE ITS MOST TRUSTY STEEDS … Read the rest of this entry

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FAST HISTORY: THE A-12 AVENGER II’s COCKPIT WAS AHEAD OF ITS TIME

Check out this awesome image of the McDonnel Douglas/General Dynamics A-12 Avenger II’s cockpit concept circa the late 1980’s. The A-12, dubbed the “flying Dorito” by detractors, was most likely developed from the “Sneaky Pete” stealth flying wing penetrator concept of the early 1980’s. It is … Read the rest of this entry

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OMINOUS MILESTONE: CHINA’S STEALTHY UCAV DEMONSTRATOR TAKES FLIGHT

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WHAT CRASHED IN WESTERN NEW MEXICO?

Steve Douglass over at Deep Black Horizon posted a very interesting tidbit of information about a pop-up no fly zone and search operation over a very rugged piece of terrain in Western New Mexico. His post went up almost ten days … Read the rest of this entry

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EXCLUSIVE PHOTO: LARGE FLYING WING DRONE SPOTTED AT PLANT 42

This picture was taken from a pilot passing through Palmdale about a 16 months ago. What appears is a large flying wing type unmanned aircraft with a dorsal intake. The wingspan appears to be right around seventy feet. The aircraft … Read the rest of this entry

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BRIEFING ON SUPER HORNET ADVANCED

Here is the unclassified manufacturer brief on the Super Hornet Advanced. It gives a clear idea of what type of operational capability enhancements come with the conformal tanks, weapons pods and so on. Good info for better understanding on the program … Read the rest of this entry

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CATCHING UP WITH NEPTUNE’S SPEAR: DECEPTICONS & CHALLENGE COINS!

A couple of house keeping issues here to add to my Stealth Blackhawk / Bin Laden Raid coverage (for all my extensive and news making coverage on this event please click here). First off Phil Bronstein’s controversial feature in Esquire Magazine “The … Read the rest of this entry

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J-20 MISSILE RAIL PHOTO UPDATE

Pictures show a dummy PL-10, or an early derivative of this missile, mounted on the J-20’s unique rail system. The PL-10 is somewhat analogous to the ASRAAM, so we are in the short/intermediate range here (2000ft-20+miles very roughly speaking depending on … Read the rest of this entry

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CHINESE AIR COMBAT UPDATE: J-20’S WACKY RAILS & TERMINATOR FLANKERS

A couple things here I want to approach. First off, as predicted here months ago (with the help of my readers) the J-20’s is going through weapons bay trials, which will inevitably lead up to some type of test launch. … Read the rest of this entry

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HAVE BLUE (PRECURSOR TO THE F-117) IN FLIGHT FOOTAGE

I have talked about Lockheed Skunk Works’ Have Blue technology demonstrator multiple times on this site, most recently in relation to Iran’s F-313. I have never seen footage of it in flight, until now…  

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WORST RUSE EVER?: IRAN “UNVEILS” NEW STEALTH FIGHTER

A fiberglass mockup, or at best a kit built level of complexity technology demonstrator (I doubt it is even flyable but see the BD-10 for a loose comparison) and video of an RC airplane? Wow Iran. After a good laugh … Read the rest of this entry

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THE F-35: RIDING ON A PILLAR OF CASH & HOT AIR

A big thanks to the good folks at Air Forces Monthly for posting this little gem on their Facebook wall this morning! It looks so wrong that it has to be right…

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CHINESE MILITARY AVIATION DEVELOPMENTS

JH-7 JAM SESSION: It looks like the “Flying Leopard” is taking on a new role as escort jammer. It is well-known that China has taken note of other nations who have used electronic warfare to even the playing field against … Read the rest of this entry

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SAD PHOTOS: SEA SHADOW FINALLY GETS SCRAPPED

Some awesome but sad pics found and sent over by Aviationintel reader Nicolae Sinu depict a horrific scene- one of the most fascinating vessels of the Cold War, the Lockheed Skunk Work’s stealthy Sea Shadow, being scrapped while still cocooned … Read the rest of this entry

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JUST A REALLY COOL PICTURE: SUKHOI T-50’S BODACIOUS BOOTY

                  I love this shot of the T-50 as it shows not only the unique design of the aircraft, but also how it is evolving. Note the highly deflected thrust vectoring nozzles … Read the rest of this entry

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