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                                 January 14, 1991

       Thu 27 Dec 90  9:57p
       By: Harrison Hopper
       To: All
       Re: Aviation Week - I
       @MSGID: 1:19/19.10 277abc12
                        This file courtesy of Lance Oliver.
                This is the latest on sightings of unusual aircraft
                           in the Western United States.

                         AVIATION WEEK & SPACE TECHNOLOGY
                                 24 December 1990
                         Scientists' and Engineers' Dreams
                        Taking to Skies as 'Black' Aircraft

            Super-classified "black"  aircraft  developement  programs have
       served the U.S. and its allies well  during  the last 40-plus years,
       providing specialized vehicles such as the U-2/TR-1,  SR-71  and  F-
       117A.  Still unproven,  but  also  products  of  this special access
       shadow world, are the B-2 bomber and Navy A-12, among others.

            How many additional air vehicles  may  have been developed, yet
       never revealed publicly, often is debated but rarely proven.

            It is   certain,   however,   that   eight  years   of   Reagan
       Administration were good  to  the black world.  For whatever reason,
       billions of dollars  were pumped  into  highly  classified,  special
       access programs and new facilities, allowing creative scientists and
       bright engineers unprecedented opportunities to experiment  and test
       their wildest dreams.   Their  only constraint, apparently, was that
       projects be linked  to  operational   considerations  and  pragmatic

            A number of those dreams have taken wing in the past few years,
       and increasing numbers of new, exotic vehicles have been reported by
       ground observers throughout the U.S. recently (AW&ST  Dec. 18, 1989,
       p. 42; Oct.  1,  p.   22).  In addition, airline and military pilots
       have reported seeing unusual high-speed, high-altitude, maneuvering

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       vehicles during the last few years.

            What these  sightings add up to is this: The U.S. has developed
       a fleet of new aircraft and is either testing them or already flying
       several types in operational service.   Because  they are considered
       "super-super-black" programs, military    and    other    government
       officials deny their existence.

            Those who are briefed and know such aircraft exist cannot admit
       it, and those  who  are  not  briefed  simply do not know.  The best
       guesses of experts - and those who think they should know, by virtue
       of their position -really are no  more  revealing  than  those  of a
       technically minded layman  extrapolating  from the  known  state  of
       "white world" technology.

            But for  all  those  billions,  what  has the American taxpayer
       bought?  Is the nation - and the  world  -  any  safer?   Do  we now
       possess the "ultimate" weapons featured in comic books - the ones so
       devastating any potential adversary would never think  of disturbing
       the peace for fear of the good guys' retaliation?  Are exotic black-
       world aircraft real peace-makers?


            Briefings and  well-choreographed  show-and-tell sessions given
       to slected members of Congress and  key  government officials in the
       late 1980s would lead one to believe some of these  exotic  aircraft
       just might be   such   weapons.   While  unabashedly  appealing  for
       continued funding under  the Bush  Administration,  proud  hosts  of
       these sessions referred to unique air vehicles on  display  as  "the
       reasons the Iron Curtain Fell."

            Unfortunately, proving  the existance of such aircraft is not a
       trivial task for those well-grounded on the unclassified side of the
       fence, despite bits and pieces of strong evidence in hand.  So, most
       of the curious  among us are reduced  to  watching  the  night  sky,
       sifting through tons  of  technical literature and  making  educated
       deductions.  Through this  process,  a  natural  first  question any
       technical skeptic worth his salt  might  ask  is: "What would such a
       vehicle look like, and what would be its mission?"

            For sake of argument, let's consider the following  details  as
       comprising a theoretical  possibility of a hypersonic U.S.-developed
       aircraft which could be cruising the skies tonight:

            * An elongated, diamond-shaped unmanned vehicle measuring about
              110 ft.  long and 60 ft. wide  at  its  midpoint.   Call it a
              flattened football shape.  But fore and aft  end  points,  as
              well as  the  leading  edges,  are rounded rather than sharp.
              Although diamond-shaped, the  aircraft's basic contours might
              be described  as  similar  to  those  of  a smooth  "skipping
              stone."  The  vehicle  has a heavy appearance, likened to the
              blocky sturdiness of a Caterpillar  tractor or even the space

            * All  surfaces  are  covered with black ceramic  tiles,  quite
              similar to  those now used on the shuttle orbiter.  They have
              a scorched, heat-streaked appearance,  and  seem to be coated
              with a crystalline patina indicative of sustained exposure to

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              high temperature.   A  burnt-carbon  odor  emanates  from the
              surface.  The aft body tiles  are  distinctly more pockmarked
              and degraded than those on the forward half  of the aircraft,
              as if they had experienced the most heat.

            * Jet  engines  buried  in  the lower fuselage are fed by inlet
              ducts that  open into the tile  surface.   These  powerplants
              boost the  aircraft to supersonic speeds, at  which  time  an
              external burning   mechanism   takes   over  as  the  primary
              propulsion method.  The turbojets  are  shut  down, and their
              inlet/exhaust ports are closed until speed drops  to  the low
              Mach numbers again.

            In the  high-Mach  regine,  misted  fuel  is  ejected  from the
       fuselage midsection - the "break point"  of  the elongated diamond -
       across the aft surface tiles, into the area between the fuselage and
       a shock wave  attached  to  this  break.  In essence,  the  sloping,
       converging aft fuselage  sections form the inside of a "nozzle," and
       the shock boundary  constitutes  the  outer  surface,  creating  and
       expanding exhaust effect, much like that on a conventional rocket.

            The fuel  is  ignited  by surface heating - or  other  means  -
       creating combustion that accelerates the aircraft up to the Mach 6-8

            * Narrow leading and trailing edge sections provide aerodynamic
              control in all axes.

            * On  the  fuselage  underside,  forward  of the midsection and
              between the buried powerplants,  is a clipped-diamond section
              covered with  121 tile-covered ports.  Behind  each  cover  -
              which is  flush  with  the fuselage surface - rests a nuclear
              warhead which approximates  the  shape  of  either  a reentry
              vehicle (RV)   or  an  artillery  shell.   Each   RV   stands
              vertically, pointing down.

            When released,  the  cover  tile  is  discarded,  the weapon is
       ejected downward, and  a second tile  automatically  is  moved  into
       position, closing the port and retaining a smooth aircraft  surface.
       These weapons are  dispensed  only  at  subsonic  speeds  to enhance
       accuracy and avoid internal heating  problems from opening a port in
       the lower, heated  external  surfaces,  especially   when   in   the
       hypersonic regime.

            * The  unmanned vehicle is capable of onboard self-control, but
              also will accept external commands  via satellite or a ground
              station.  Sandia's    Winged   Energetic   Reentry    Vehicle
              Experiment project confirmed that electromagnetic signals can
              be received by such a vehicle, even through the ionized layer
              surrounding it at hypersonic speeds (AW&ST Aug, 6, p. 25).

            Clearly, an  unmanned  vehicle of this type would be a powerful
       strategic weapon, able to devastate  targets  over a wide area.  Its
       Mach 6-8 speed would improve the ability to survive greatly, because
       fighters and ground-to-air   missiles   would  be  hard-pressed   to
       intercept the vehicle.    Even  though  it  must  slow  to  possibly
       subsonic speeds for  weapons  delivery,   the   aircraft's   surface
       structure and low  radar  cross-section  contours would  give  it  a
       respectable low observable characteristics which could complicate

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       targeting by defenders.

            Reconnaissance versions  would  have twice the speed capability
       of the now-retired SR-71, yet, being  unmanned,  would  not risk the
       loss of a  human crew when operating over high-threat  areas.   Once
       proven effective, such  an  aircraft  would be a dream come true for
       any four-star in charge of the Strategic Air Command.

            Of course, it also would complicate  the  Air Force's arguments
       for funding expensive armaments such as the B-2 bomber,  MX  missile
       and small ICBM.   Could  these  still  be  justified, in the numbers
       originally requested?

            Finally, as Persian Gulf tensions  continue into 1991, one must
       question whether the  U.S.  commander  in  chief  and   his  defense
       secretary are fully aware of super-black weapon systems' potential.

            Let's hope so.

            Hard as  it may be to fathom, there is reason to wonder whether
       complete knowledge of the most exotic  aircraft may reach "The Top,"
       all for super-security.

            One would  like  to  think  America's  staggering   black-world
       expenditures have yielded   weaponry  that  could  neutralize  Iraqi
       President Hussien's most  valued   military   and  political  assets
       quickly.  Some say that capability is in hand and  could  be  used -
       albeit with conventional payloads - if the right people choose to do
       so.  If they do not, why not?

            If so,  why  are almost 400,000 U.S. and allied troops dug into
       the sand in Saudi Arabia, prepared to slug it out in a bloody ground

            Maybe it's time for America's taxpayers to demand an accounting
       of their black-world investments.

            The tradeoffs  between  national  security  -  the  reason  for
       keeping programs "black" in the first place - and the lives of those
       troops are worthy of wider consideration.
                                  End of Article
       ---   via Quickpoint XRS 3.2- (286)
           * Origin: From Locale II?  Clearwater,  Florida (Quick

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