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|Lockheed Martin recently began modifying a Northrop Grumman-owned BAC 1-11 aircraft to prepare it for the Joint Strike Flight (JSF) flight test program in which it will serve as a flying test bed for prototype multisensor JSF avionics. Integrating the avionics systems on a flying test bed will reduce the need for sensor flights during the engineering and manufacturing development phase of the p...||09/26/2007||631|
|At Whiteman AFB|
The Northrop (later Northrop Grumman) B-2 Spirit, also known as the Stealth Bomber, is an American strategic bomber, featuring low observable stealth technology designed for penetrating dense anti-aircraft defenses; it is able to deploy both conventional and nuclear weapons. The bomber has a crew of two and can drop up to eighty 500 lb (230 kg)-class JDAM GPS-guid...
|The airfield known as Northrup Strip is located in a salt/gypsum area called Alkali Flats.|
This area was first used as an airfield in the late 1940s, when Northrop Aviation Corporation used the natural landing area for target drone projects.
The strip was unofficially called "Northrop Strip" through association with the contractor.
The Northrop Strip area...
|The lawn shows the Mattel logo at Mattel Headquarter in El Segundo, CA.||04/25/2006||213|
|The Fleet Air Arm Museum's XK488 was the first thing any visitor there saw as she used to be positioned outside the museum entrance. However, she's now been moved to the storage hangar and is due some TLC. Wearing the blue and white NA.39 prototype scheme, the long nose probe also gives you a good idea as to this aircraft's use in development - in fact, she was the third prototype and was assig...||09/19/2007||315|
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Preserved at 823 Victory Commemorate Park
|The southern facility at Edwards was formerly home to the B-2 test team when the Northrop stealth bomber was undergoing flight testing at Edwards AFB. Early on in the program, the USAF wanted to try and keep the exact details of the B-2's planform secret. While the aircraft was publicly unveiled at Palmdale, it was only shown from the front and side and the upper surfaces were not visible. This...||10/03/2009||531|
|The fighter is from the 1st Fighter Wing based at the airbase. The wing has three squadrons equipped with the F-5A/B/E/F and KF-5F. ||10/15/2007||689|
|Prototype trimaran warship at the dry dock in Portsmouth||11/22/2005||428|
|Visible offshore is a sunken prototype of one of the three types of Mulberry Harbour tested here during World War II. This is the "hippo" type - a floating concrete caisson with a steel superstructure. |
Remains of a Mulberry Harbour Protoype (floating harbours used during the 2nd World War D-Day landings) pictured at an extremely low tide. The floating harbours were tes...
Type: Boeing 767-200
First Flight: 26. September 1981
The first 767 built and currently parked in the desert. Converted to Airborne Surveillance Testbed.
|This is a tremendous aircraft collection, which includes a prototype A9 (only two exist). The links give a well illustrated detailed tour of the collection, The area is in high res - but the image only serves to whet the appetite.||01/06/2006||346|