I flew into SAN this afternoon and as we were landing I could've sworn I saw a white and blue plane that looked a lot like a U2 or WB57 parked on/near the cargo ramp. Can anyone else confirm/negate this? If it's really there, why would it be at SAN and not a nearby military air field like North Island or Miramar?
My first thought is that the difference between the U-2/TR-1/ER-2 and a WB-57 should be painfully obvious... the U-2 and its family has nothing engine related under its wing, just F-104 style intakes on either side of the fuselage and perhaps fuel tanks under the wing.. whereas the WB-57 has huge engines on slender wings.
It was an edge on view, so the engines of the WB57 wouldn't have been as prominent. That being said, my first thought was definitely that it was a U2, but it was quick and I started second guessing myself. I didn't get a good enough look to say for certain whether the engines were or weren't on the wings.
At the risk of being redundant.. if you didn't notice engines on the wing, it was likely a U-2. It would be almost impossible imo to see an RB-57/WB-57 variant without noticing the enormous (relatively) engines.