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10-21-2002, 09:43 AM
Well, my husband works for Boeing and he told me about this NEW plane that was developed and it's called the Bird of Prey:)...this is NOT a MICRO machine!!!!....
Bird of Prey (http://www.boeing.com/news/releases/2002/photorelease/q4/pr_021018-1m.html)

Looks cool! :cool:

:eek: Perhaps I shouldn't link directly to Boeing, and cause high traffic so use this link to the pic instead :D ....

To see the movie (http://www.boeing.com/news/releases/2002/q4/nr_021018m.html)

good shot jansen
10-21-2002, 10:08 AM

can that really be so? it appears to only have one wing on the left side of the aircraft (right side when view the photo), and some sort of tail configuration on the other side.

you can see it much clearer with the high resolution link.

truth is stranger than fiction

good shot jansen
10-21-2002, 10:17 AM
i stand corrected, i found some additional images of the plane, here's a photo of it from the back clearly showing the wing configurations (http://www.boeing.com/news/releases/2002/photorelease/q4/high_res/dvd-226-5.jpg)

the plane had it's maiden voyage in 1996.

here are some sites detailing the craft

popular science special report (http://www.projectblack.net/birdofprey.html)

st. louis dispatch article about the plane (http://home.post-dispatch.com/channel%5Cpdweb.nsf/TodaySaturday/86256A0E0068FE5086256C5700472F56?OpenDocument)

wonder why the boeing photo is as misleading as it is, or am i daft? it truely looks like there is only one wing in the photo posted by r2:confused:

10-21-2002, 10:37 AM
The wing is there in R2's pic, but the angle and the background make it kinda blend together plus since it's so short going upwards it's hard to tell.

Cool plane, wish I had one. :D If the drop angled wings were longer, it'd look a bit like a Klingon BoP. ;)

10-21-2002, 02:54 PM
Hey R2,

I don't suppoooose you could ask hubby what he thinks about the Flying Triangles that have been sighted over the US and UK. I'm of the opinion that the smaller ones are stealth technology and the football-field-sized ones are ET.

They are usually black with a white light at each apex and a big red light in the centre comme ši (http://www.ufoworld.co.uk/triangle.htm) et comme ša (http://www.space.com/businesstechnology/technology/black_triangle_020805.html)

:cool: if you can. I have heard Boeing are meant to be in on the design and if it's not too compartmentalised he may have an opinion, non:)

thanks :kiss:


10-21-2002, 02:59 PM
PapaBC3 ;) These are quite common up your neck o' the woods, have you heard anything about them? I bet the MAFF get's P.O'd with the cattle being sucked up into these things :evil: ;)

(It's not called MAFF anymore is it??)