Aviation Photo #1512816 Boeing YF-118G Bird of Prey - Boeing

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Named after a Klingon spacecraft from Star Trek, the Bird of Prey was built to test 'specific' and 'breakthrough' stealth technologies, along with the rapid-prototyping techniques developed by Boeing Phantom Works.
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    Jason McDowell
    Boeing
    Boeing YF-118G Bird of Prey
    Boeing YF-118G Bird of Prey
    Boeing YF-118G Bird of Prey
    Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB (Wright AFB)
    Ohio
    USA
    April 8, 2009
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Anonymous
7 years ago
Very smooth surface finish on this aircraft results in exceptional stealth capabilities second to none. It is probably the most stealthy aircraft known. RCS is smaller or comparable to a mosquito!
Anonymous
7 years ago
It looks kind of like what i saw in the sky over chelsea the only difference no worm hole like trail is fallowing it from behind
Anonymous
6 years ago
This shape is the exact same shape of the plane from the movie "Stealth".
Anonymous
6 years ago
Wow, Does that thing fly? Looks like some drawing in an old book of how things "are" (were) going to look in the year 2000. :-)
Anonymous
6 years ago
I honestly thought this was just a small assembled part of a fighter , ready to have its wings and fins attached. Pretty cool.
Anonymous
6 years ago
The year 2000 already passed :}
Anonymous
6 years ago
EDI : call sign 'Tinman :)
Anonymous
6 years ago
Damn, a ufo! get me outta here!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous
5 years ago
This is the unsuccessful one. Can you imagine the one that they put into production? Oh puhleeze ! Of course they did.
Anonymous
4 years ago
The intake is behind the pilots head! Too scary for me. Great contribution!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Anyone remember that 80s movie Flight of the Navigator?
Anonymous
4 years ago
Ejection seat is not a good idea
Anonymous
3 years ago
I've seen the Bird of Prey at the US Air Force Museum in Dayton. Its hanging from the ceiling right above the test copy of the F-22 Raptor. Every aviation fan in the world should make it to the US Air Force Museum in the states once in their life. Words can't describe it.
Anonymous
2 years ago
If you have not been to the National Museum of the United States Air Force, you must go! Truly an inspiration and amazing place!
Anonymous
2 years ago
No picture in the air. Did it really fly?

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