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TheJoyStick
04-10-2005, 01:44 AM
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=yuba+city+ca&ll=39.126585,-121.433591&spn=0.007660,0.010353&t=k&hl=en
There's one that is present when you click the link. I dunno what it is. And also, just a bit north of it there's another one, although it looks different. Kinda resembles a U2, but I don't think it actually is one.

Then a little bit north of that are some misc jets. Some resemble f16s, while others resemble f15Cs.

TheJoyStick
04-10-2005, 01:44 AM
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=yuba+city+ca&ll=39.126585,-121.433591&spn=0.007660,0.010353&t=k&hl=en
There's one that is present when you click the link. I dunno what it is. And also, just a bit north of it there's another one, although it looks different. Kinda resembles a U2, but I don't think it actually is one.

Then a little bit north of that are some misc jets. Some resemble f16s, while others resemble f15Cs.

Tully__
04-10-2005, 02:42 AM
The two (yes two) that show when it first loads look like U2's. The next one is a samll/medium twin engine transport with what looks very much like an SR71 Blackbird parked on the lawn behind the hangar (the black & white kite shaped area).

I've no idea what the small jets are, but if you follow the taxi way to the dispersals area even further to the north it looks like there's a couple of A-10 Warthogs on the last ramp on the left side.

Deedsundone
04-10-2005, 02:54 AM
F 104 Starfighters?

BenvZijl
04-10-2005, 03:17 AM
on the grass is a Blackbird the 2 on the runway are U2 planes, North of the base are 2 A10's and some training planes, just south of the blackbird looks like a cargo plane with propellor engines(if you look close you can see the propellors http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif).

North of the black bird is unknown for me.

and the finally there is a number of fighter planes on that base, i can see some hornets but 4 planes i can't indentify http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
04-10-2005, 04:06 AM
I think its one aircraft (a u2) inflight the second one on the grass is its shadow?

Tully__
04-10-2005, 04:31 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by tHeBaLrOgRoCkS:
I think its one aircraft (a u2) inflight the second one on the grass is its shadow? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>By gosh I think you're right http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
04-10-2005, 05:24 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> And also, just a bit north of it there's another one, although it looks different. Kinda resembles a U2, but I don't think it actually is one.
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I think that it is another U2 but a different variant possibly a high altitude configuration or an older / newer model ?

http://www.area51zone.com/aircraft/thumbnails/U2_world.jpg

A little more digging reveals that the wing pods are infact a form of surveilance equipment.


Superpods are mounted on the wings at the hardpoints about 10ft from the fuselage. The pods house signals intelligence sensors and systems. The equipment bays E-bay and Q-bay just forward of the main landing gear contain electronics systems and sensor equipment. Satellite communications links are installed in a dorsal pod

Great picture and I kinda wonder what the vehicle is that is parked in the circular area to the east of the strip?


My source

http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/u2/

FlatSpinMan
04-10-2005, 05:40 AM
Look like probably Hornets. At the very top, beyond the runway is another U2 in flight. It also displays a very clear shadow.
Interesting site, feel like I'm in a Tom Clancy novel.

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
04-10-2005, 05:51 AM
Kewl didnt spot that one to the NW you know if we had been given the time of day you could probably calculate its altitude lol

Ok I am going out on a limb now but is this a shot of Beale airforce base ?

http://www.beale.af.mil

Why do I feel like any minit the guys in the black balaclava's are gona crash through my window http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
04-10-2005, 06:04 AM
Not sure they are Hornets though? Do the USAF fly Hornets? I am informed only the Navy and Marines used them ?

Tully__
04-10-2005, 09:55 AM
Hey, have you tried to find your house on that map? I found a couple of the places I stayed when I was in Oregon 25 years ago http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

TheJoyStick
04-10-2005, 10:00 AM
That's googles new satellite system. Yeah, the U2 (as I've learned since I posted) is taking off on the runway.


Its a great service.. You can check out the San Andreas Fault, Area 51, stuff like that.

You can look at your own house and get very good driving directions.

Capt.England
04-10-2005, 10:06 AM
Shame on you guys! How about the drone next to the Blackbird? Anyone know what this was called?

F-18's, could they be Blue Angels planes? I don't know who flys this team (USAF,USM,USN).

Good find, hope to see more pictures like this from Google soon! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

TheJoyStick
04-10-2005, 10:09 AM
There's tons of stuff like this... It caught a car pileup somewhere, and you can take a look at anything in America. Although "top secret" stuff has been marked out by google I thnk, but other than that everything is good to go.


EDIT - The drone beside the SR-71 is "GTD-21B Strategic Reconnaisance Drone. Project name Tagboard/Senior Bowl."


http://www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/d21lnch.jpg


Also, a USAF Staff Seargent said this -


"The plane taking off is a U2, there are other U2's close by, one in front of a hanger, one out on the parking apron. A U2 TR-1 trainer with extended range fuel tanks. The A-10's are out in the hot pits, notice the AGE around them in the other hot pit stalls. The large maintenance hangers have 2 KC-135 tails sticking out of them, the air park jet is a SR-71 with a small drone next to it. The drone was mounted on the back and the SR-71 could launch it off the back, I don't remember what it was for. There are also F-18's which are all in a bunch with maybe a A-4 or F-5 mixed in with them, maybe F-16's. All there is another small jet taxing out to take off. The white planes int he hot pits are most likely the local aero club's Cessna's and the big one looks like an E-2C Hawkeye."

Copperhead310th
04-10-2005, 10:49 AM
hehehehe

Try Zooming in here. lol

Area 51???? (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Las+Vegas,Nevada&ll=36.789093,-115.935631&spn=0.159988,0.244789&t=k&hl=en)

or is it here??? (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Las+Vegas,Nevada&ll=36.583099,-115.663548&spn=0.159988,0.244789&t=k&hl=en)

Tully__
04-10-2005, 11:03 AM
Anyone like BUFF's?

Here (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=bakersfield+ca&ll=48.416834,-101.348984&spn=0.010257,0.015836&t=k&hl=en)


And one for helo fans:
Edwards AFB (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Las+Vegas,Nevada&ll=34.915184,-117.896905&spn=0.005128,0.007918&t=k&hl=en)

PBNA-Boosher
04-10-2005, 11:12 AM
U-2 Spyplanes, most definitely.

Copperhead310th
04-10-2005, 11:26 AM
now here's a new one on me.

the switch blade. OR offically called.
Bird of Prey. http://www.area51zone.com/aircraft/switchblade2.jpg


The Switchblade, officially called the Bird of Prey, is like a flying Swiss Army Knife. It is a bomber, a fighter, and a high-speed plane all in one. It accomplishes this by using a unique swing-wing design. The wings are attached to its fuselage (body) at a pivot point toward the back of the plane. When the wings are fully extended, the plane can fly slowly to drop bombs precisely on their targets or land on short runways. When the wings are swept farther forward, the aircraft takes advantage of the maneuverability that forward-swept wings offer, and becomes an agile fighter. When the wings are swept fully forward, the trailing edge of the wing becomes the leading edge, and the aircraft turns into a delta shape perfect for dashing away at speeds up to Mach 3.
You can see the different positions of the wings with a brief explanation below:

http://www.area51zone.com/aircraft/switchblade-bomb.jpg
With its wings swept perpendicular to its body, the Switchblade can fly at lower speeds to drop bombs precisely on their targets.

http://www.area51zone.com/aircraft/switchblade-fight.jpg
With its wings swept farther forward, the aircraft becomes extremely maneuverable for aerial combat.

http://www.area51zone.com/aircraft/switchblade-speed.jpg
When the wings are swept fully forward, the trailing edge of the wing becomes the leading edge, and the Switchblade can dash away at speeds up to Mach 3.

[i]Therefore, the Switchblade can carry out multiple missions just by reconfiguring itself in flight.

The Switchblade is going to replace the F-111 fighter-bomber, which was permanently retired in 1995. The F-111 was a medium-sized bomber that could defend itself like a fighter and speed away at more than 1600 miles an hour. The Switchblade was at first sighted only near Cannon Air Force Base in New Mexico, at Langley Air Force Base, and Armarillo, Texas. At first, it was thought that the Switchblade was a standard[going from fully back to normal] swing-wing plane like the F-111, but now we know that the swing-wing design is more complex - and better. The design is explained in the series of pictures and captions above.

In November 1999, the Switchblade was patented by the Northrop Grumman Corporation: U.S. Patent 5,984,231. It states, "An aircraft with a variable forward-sweep wing and the method of configuring the wing in an optimal position for a desired flight regime. The variable forward-sweep wing is positionable from an essentially unswept position to a full-forward sweep position. In the unswept position the wing is approximately orthogonal to a fuselage centerline, while in the full-forward sweep position the wing has approximately a delta wing planform[platform]. Moreover, as the wing position changes from the unswept position to the full-forward sweep position the trailing edge becomes the leading edge. In addition, the aforementioned apparatus may be used in a method to configure the aircraft for flight in a desired flight regime. This method includes moving the wing to an optimal position for the desired flight regime." Apart from being very abstract, this patent signifies that the Switchblade will soon be declassified (declassification usually follows a year after a patent filing). [i]

AIRCREW ARM PATCH
http://www.area51zone.com/aircraft/switchblade-badge.jpg

TOP VIEW
http://www.area51zone.com/aircraft/switchblade1.jpg

FRONT VIEW
http://www.area51zone.com/aircraft/switchblade-front.jpg

SIDE VIEW
http://www.area51zone.com/aircraft/switchblade-side.jpg

DESIGN DRAWINGS
http://www.area51zone.com/aircraft/switchbladeplan.gif

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
04-10-2005, 11:33 AM
That last shot of Edwards makes me wonder if we aren't gona start seeing a little bit of photoshopery going on in the near future. There are 2 sr-71's in the NNE corner of that field are they realy that common do they realy just leave them out for anyone to see? When where these photo's de-classified?

When is some one gona stick a big flying saucer on the taxi way at area-51 ?

Copperhead310th
04-10-2005, 11:40 AM
i don't think they'd have to photo shop that one bro.

besides. area 51 is NOTHING compared to area 19.
wihich is compleatly underground. the only thing there is a 3.4 Gigawatt powerline that just ends abruptly in the middle of now where.
haveing been an electricain for most of my adult life i can tell you that the power companies here in the US DO NOT just terminate a power supply line of that size in the middle of nowhere for noe reason at all.

Tully__
04-10-2005, 11:41 AM
IIRC the SR71's have all been retired and are no longer considered classified. There's one in the Smithsonian if my info is correct.

As for the age of the photos, many of them aren't new. As a simple example, Meig's field in Chicago has been closed for some years, but if you look there're plenty of a/c on the parking ramp in the satellite shots on that site.

TheJoyStick
04-10-2005, 11:42 AM
It's a picture from outerspace.
Therefor, I don't think anything has to be "declassified" since it's a high resolution full-detail map..

horseback
04-10-2005, 11:53 AM
That's definitely a U-2 taking off; not all have obvious pods and doodads attached. Those top three small boys have tailplanes that look 'extended, so I believe they're F-16 Fighting Falcons. Hornets' tails are well forward of the tailcones, so those aren't visiting Marines from Yuma. The others are too big to be T-38/F-5s, but they appear skinnier than the Hornets, so I'd guess F-16s too. The one small boy sitting south of the group with discernable tails looks a lot like an F-101 Voodoo, but I'm not aware of any still in flyable condition, and it's a bit too small comparing it to the Hornets/Falcons. It may be another Falcon, with the light hitting its tail right so that it blends into the tarmac.

cheers

horseback

Copperhead310th
04-10-2005, 12:01 PM
well the satlite image of my street is at least 6 or 8 months old. (my 86 Monte Carlo is sitting in the drive and i sold it 4 months ago. :-(

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
04-10-2005, 12:14 PM
Yeah I recon they have to be pretty old but still a dang good toy excellent find http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

golfbravopi
04-10-2005, 02:21 PM
I see a (probable NASA) B-57 south from the A-10s.

horseback, where do you see the F-101ish guy? All the little ones look like T-38s (dark-painted like the F-117 lead-in fighter trainers) to me.

What's the long-span thing in front of the hangar immediately north from the SR-71? Reminds me of Dark Star, but could it really be...?

Capt.England
04-10-2005, 04:47 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by TheJoyStick:
There's tons of stuff like this... It caught a car pileup somewhere, and you can take a look at anything in America. Although "top secret" stuff has been marked out by google I thnk, but other than that everything is good to go.


EDIT - The drone beside the SR-71 is "GTD-21B Strategic Reconnaisance Drone. Project name Tagboard/Senior Bowl."


http://www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/d21lnch.jpg


Also, a USAF Staff Seargent said this -


"The plane taking off is a U2, there are other U2's close by, one in front of a hanger, one out on the parking apron. A U2 TR-1 trainer with extended range fuel tanks. The A-10's are out in the hot pits, notice the AGE around them in the other hot pit stalls. The large maintenance hangers have 2 KC-135 tails sticking out of them, the air park jet is a SR-71 with a small drone next to it. The drone was mounted on the back and the SR-71 could launch it off the back, I don't remember what it was for. There are also F-18's which are all in a bunch with maybe a A-4 or F-5 mixed in with them, maybe F-16's. All there is another small jet taxing out to take off. The white planes int he hot pits are most likely the local aero club's Cessna's and the big one looks like an E-2C Hawkeye." <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Spot on m8 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Capt.England
04-10-2005, 04:52 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by golfbravopi:
I see a (probable NASA) B-57 south from the A-10s.

horseback, where do you see the F-101ish guy? All the little ones look like T-38s (dark-painted like the F-117 lead-in fighter trainers) to me.

What's the long-span thing in front of the hangar immediately north from the SR-71? Reminds me of Dark Star, but could it really be...? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thats what I thought when I first looked but couldn't remember the name of it!

BTW, welcome to the forums 'golfbravopi' http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Zyzbot
04-10-2005, 06:47 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by golfbravopi:
I see a (probable NASA) B-57 south from the A-10s.

horseback, where do you see the F-101ish guy? All the little ones look like T-38s (dark-painted like the F-117 lead-in fighter trainers) to me.

What's the long-span thing in front of the hangar immediately north from the SR-71? Reminds me of Dark Star, but could it really be...? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

According to the base web site they have Global Hawks stationed there so that may be the "long span thing". The site shows they also have black T-38 trainers and U-2's statioed there.

horseback
04-11-2005, 09:44 AM
The 'long span thing' is probably a U-2 with the tail section off for engine replacement. Proportions of the small boys are wrong for T-38/F-5s; their wings are a lot closer to the center of the fuselage than what we see here. I still think they're all F-16s.

cheers

horseback

Jaco_Erdwurm
04-11-2005, 09:56 AM
Looks like some U2s an f104 and some f-18s
It also looks like they have a c17 on a pole(figure of speech) for display or something on that Island

-HH- Beebop
04-11-2005, 08:00 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Tully__:
Hey, have you tried to find your house on that map? I found a couple of the places I stayed when I was in Oregon 25 years ago http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Found my house.......in Portland Oregon. What part of Oregon were you in Tully? Just curious. All us Oregonians are curious.....and no, not in that way. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif