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GEHFileBot
07-24-2005, 01:39 PM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile1104/Edwards-AFB.htm>Edwards AFB</a></b><br><br>Quite near the SR-71 Blackbirds are two planes, one black, one white. Day and night reconaissance, perhaps.<br><br><img src=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/images/new/30615edwards_afb.jpg>

OBI_007
07-24-2005, 01:41 PM
Maybe the white plane is an F-22 raptor?

gHamiltan
07-24-2005, 02:57 PM
Yep, just googled it. The white one is an F-22.

OBI_007
07-25-2005, 11:42 PM
The black one looked lika a F18E/F "Super Hornet"

Look at http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ac/

jopper
07-29-2005, 05:04 PM
The black one is the F-18 HARV (one of the only F-18s to be painted black)

The white one is (maybe) the F-15 Active (vectored thrust and canards) with a new paint job, but definately an F-15.

BTW, Edwards never parks secret aircraft out in the open. :smile:

OBI_007
07-30-2005, 09:37 PM
Hello Jopper,

I'm sorry, but it seems Edwards park secret aircrafts out in the open!
I added a new placemark.

Look also http://www.edwards.af.mil/openhouse/
and http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ac/jsf.htm

OBI_007
07-30-2005, 09:42 PM
I found another Picture

maddognz
08-03-2005, 12:50 AM
i can be almost 100% sure that the white plane is an F/A-22 Raptor (stupid official name), although im not sure about the black plane

maddognz
08-03-2005, 01:07 AM
my mistake, it is infact a F-15, although i have never seen one in that paint colour

maddognz
08-03-2005, 01:13 AM
Here is the Edwards AFB file, with added placemarks collected from other posts and by recognition. Please feel free to add more to or correct my placemarks then re-post. Thanks :)

Atlanta Mike
08-03-2005, 01:14 AM
That is not an F-15, that is an F-35 Joint Strike Fighter or an F-22.

maddognz
08-03-2005, 01:20 AM
The reason that i changed my mind about it being a F-22 is because if you look carefully at front end of the aircraft, the engine intakes are very square like on a F-15, whereas on the F-22 they are more curved. Also, the horizontal tail planes appear to be larger than on the F-22. It is not easy to tell with the quality of that picture, but if you compare it to a photo or schematic of a F-22 I think you might notice the difference.

Atlanta Mike
08-03-2005, 01:27 AM
I did, then I called my buddy stationed at Edwards and had him zoom in on it. It's top secret but consider it an F-22. :)

maddognz
08-03-2005, 05:28 AM
What also interests me about this picture is that there are 2 SR-71 Blackbirds parked there quite obviously, yet I have been led to believe that no Blackbirds were left in flyable condition. I find it hard to believe that you take up valuable tarmac space with 2 "non-flying" aircraft... any suggestions?

watts
08-03-2005, 06:21 PM
What also interests me about this picture is that there are 2 SR-71 Blackbirds parked there quite obviously, yet I have been led to believe that no Blackbirds were left in flyable condition. I find it hard to believe that you take up valuable tarmac space with 2 "non-flying" aircraft... any suggestions?

If that is Edwards Air Force Base then I'm pretty sure that's NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center. They have two SR-71s that were going to be used for research but I'm not sure if the funding ever came through for that. The last flight I can find a reference to was in 1999.

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/home/index.html