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(The Aviationist)   British stealth fighter caught on video six feet off the ground, inverted   (theaviationist.com ) divider line
    More: Cool, BAE Systems, spending review, British Military  
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2014-02-27 08:24:57 AM  
i1.cdnds.net
Impressed.
 
2014-02-27 08:59:58 AM  
This aircraft uses new ai learning software and they are teaching it how to fly upside down.
 
2014-02-27 09:00:20 AM  
Isnt that dangerous?
 
2014-02-27 09:02:04 AM  

legion_of_doo: Isnt that dangerous?


Not if they have one of those downward ejection systems.
 
2014-02-27 09:03:03 AM  

legion_of_doo: Isnt that dangerous?


Only if you're flying in reverse.
 
2014-02-27 09:03:12 AM  
So, isn't that kinda odd to tow an aircraft upside down?
 
2014-02-27 09:03:48 AM  
Radar cross-section testing.

/That's the XF-9000 Bottomlesspit.
 
2014-02-27 09:04:11 AM  

legion_of_doo: Isnt that dangerous?


Only if the pattern is full
 
2014-02-27 09:06:12 AM  
They were keeping up foreign relations.
 
2014-02-27 09:07:26 AM  
A view from inside the cockpit of the BAE Replica.
www.flightglobal.com

The aircraft being moved is probably a full size model of the BAE Replica, a British stealth aircraft model
So it's a full sized model of a model? Would that make it 72/1 scale?
 
2014-02-27 09:08:18 AM  

strangeluck: So, isn't that kinda odd to tow an aircraft upside down?


Yes. It must be an empty shell used for aerodynamics testing or not fully built yet because not only would it be impossible to flip it over without causing damage it seems unlikely that the plane could support itself while upside down without damaging it.
 
2014-02-27 09:11:20 AM  

legion_of_doo: Isnt that dangerous?


Not with socialized medicine.
 
2014-02-27 09:12:27 AM  
It's upside down for aerial recon. They want to know what it looks like from miles below. But since it doesn't fly, they have to use a camera that does.
 
2014-02-27 09:12:40 AM  
www.hitechweb.genezis.eu
 
2014-02-27 09:15:20 AM  
Not very stealthy... I saw it pretty quick
 
2014-02-27 09:16:57 AM  
Driving on the wrong side of the road is one thing, but this is going too far! Too far, i say!
 
2014-02-27 09:20:28 AM  
"BAE caught me slippin' LOL"

theaviationist.com
 
2014-02-27 09:28:30 AM  
The fact that you've got "REPLICA" written down the side of your plane, and I've got "Desert Eagle .50", should precipitate your balls into shrinking, along with your presence.
 
2014-02-27 09:29:57 AM  

SmackLT: [i1.cdnds.net image 618x464]
Impressed.


Not impressed.
 
2014-02-27 09:33:19 AM  

SmackLT: [i1.cdnds.net image 618x464]
Impressed.


Not impressed.


img.fark.net

/Preview first.  That was stupid.  I know better than that.  That will never happen again.
 
2014-02-27 09:34:10 AM  

MythDragon: A view from inside the cockpit of the BAE Replica.


The aircraft being moved is probably a full size model of the BAE Replica, a British stealth aircraft model
So it's a full sized model of a model? Would that make it 72/1 scale?


Replica?

My cockpit says Desert Eagle .50.
 
2014-02-27 09:41:44 AM  
british stealth project. Codename: "how not to be seen"
 
2014-02-27 09:49:15 AM  
It's simply a shakedown for its lunch money.
 
2014-02-27 09:49:47 AM  
Too bad the radar cross section of the pilots teeth would completely blow their cover.
 
2014-02-27 09:56:14 AM  
They are preparing an invasion on Australia.
 
2014-02-27 09:58:13 AM  

Egoy3k: strangeluck: So, isn't that kinda odd to tow an aircraft upside down?

Yes. It must be an empty shell used for aerodynamics testing or not fully built yet because not only would it be impossible to flip it over without causing damage it seems unlikely that the plane could support itself while upside down without damaging it.


That, and the trailer looks about as sturdy as a shopping cart.
 
2014-02-27 10:00:46 AM  
Damn, that takes [trailer] balls.
 
2014-02-27 10:04:39 AM  

ckellingc: Too bad the radar cross section of the pilots teeth would completely blow their cover.


British. Not a problem.
 
2014-02-27 10:49:50 AM  
I was thinking perhaps they transport it in the open upside down to foil satellite reconnaissance... too much tin foil?

Either way, looks strikingly similar (in the tail section anyway) to Northrop's YF-23 that lost out to the Raptor contract:
www.nationalmuseum.af.mil
 
2014-02-27 11:08:40 AM  
it is meant to fly south of the border, and that part of the world is up-side-down !
just look at any globe....
 
2014-02-27 11:44:15 AM  
Awesome, now let's oil up and get down to some beach volleyball, bros.
 
2014-02-27 12:07:50 PM  
jokideo.com
 
2014-02-27 12:07:51 PM  
Iodits, It's made for flying in Austrialla.
 
2014-02-27 12:21:56 PM  
 British Photoshop skills are at least as good as Iran's?
 
2014-02-27 12:22:30 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
kgf
2014-02-27 12:35:05 PM  
As HotIgneous Intruder said, it's upside own because that's how they test it against radar.   Where I live there was a nearby navy base where weapons development took place, and there was an F-18 permanently installed upside down on a tower for radar testing:
www.airfields-freeman.com
 
2014-02-27 02:40:07 PM  
IMHO, they should scrap the F-22 and F-35.  Replace our aircraft with nexgen Predators that can pull 15-20G.  You could have a couple hundred current Predators for the cost of a single F-35.  No more worries about pilots in combat, the need for flight surgeons and onboard life support systems, etc.

Imagine some enemy's radar showing an incoming wave of HUNDREDS of Predators, and they're as expendable as the bombs they carry!
 
2014-02-27 04:30:45 PM  
Looks better than the fake Iranian jet.
i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2014-02-27 04:59:12 PM  
My first guess? Movie prop. Remember when people went bat shiat over the F-37 from Stealth on the aircraft carrier?
 
FNG [TotalFark]
2014-02-27 11:14:13 PM  
It is amazing that this was greenlit.
 
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