Edwards AFB discussion
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Quite near the SR-71 Blackbirds are two planes, one black, one white. Day and night reconaissance, perhaps.
Maybe the white plane is an F-22 raptor?
Yep, just googled it. The white one is an F-22.
The black one looked lika a F18E/F "Super Hornet"
Look at http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ac/
Here's what they are ...
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:
Planes on Edwards AFB
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/
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
my mistake, it is infact a F-15, although i have never seen one in that paint colour
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
That is not an F-15, that is an F-35 Joint Strike Fighter or an F-22.
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.
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.
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.
Originally Posted by maddognz