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« on: May 23, 2011, 03:43:09 PM »

Northrop Grumman Firebird, Libby Army Airfield, Sierra Vista, AZ  5/23/11



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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2011, 03:47:39 PM »

Nice Job Ned!

Now you're ready to go spy on prototype cars for Car & Driver!  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2011, 04:59:16 PM »

Super cool Ned. Like the Batplane gone white.
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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2011, 05:26:51 PM »

Single Engine jet?  Can't quite tell...
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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2011, 05:33:03 PM »

The "N" number comes back to SCALED COMPOSITES LLC  as the maker and owner. Model 355.   Huh?
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« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2011, 06:00:05 PM »

The "N" number comes back to SCALED COMPOSITES LLC  as the maker and owner. Model 355.   Huh?

SSSssshhhhhhhhhh...........  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2011, 06:10:59 PM »

There's a fairly extensive article about it here:

http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/generic/story.jsp?id=news/awst/2011/05/09/AW_05_09_2011_p52-316747.xml&headline=Northrop%20Grumman%20Aims%20To%20Take%20On%20Predator&channel=awst

The engine is a Lycoming TRP-540, which is a six-cylinder horizontally opposed piston engine that is in a lot of general aviation aircraft, including the Cessna 182.
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« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2011, 06:44:39 PM »

The Firebird is an optionally piloted vehicle built by Northrop's Scaled Composites in 12 months. There was a pilot on board for today's flight.
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« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2011, 08:01:00 PM »

Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane conducting at Hover Test at Libby Army Airfield on 5/26/11.


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« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2011, 08:03:00 PM »

Northrop Grumman Firebird (N355SX) landing at Libby Army Airfield on 5/26/11.


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« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2011, 08:34:50 PM »

Interesting the pilot is on oxygen.  Incredible catches out there, Ned.  Hoping I can get down there sometime.
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« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2011, 10:05:53 PM »

05/26/11



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« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2011, 02:36:40 PM »

Tanker Zero Six (P2V-5F) departing Libby Army Airfield on 5/26/11.


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« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2011, 09:47:23 AM »

Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (N164AC), Libby Army airfield, 5/26/11


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