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| A visitor from Germany posted Fri November 13, 2009:|
It is a VTOL aircraft! The pods on the wingtip contain the lift engines - four on each side - the registration is D-9531. For more you can search youtube for Dornier Do-31.
| A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu November 12, 2009:|
Whats the aircraft in the background with, what looks like passenger pods at the end of the wings?
| A visitor from United States posted Wed November 11, 2009:|
I had the rare opportunity of visiting the facility of Rockwell Space Systems Division in Downey, CA that housed the dome flight simulator of the X-31. I would never forget the high security imposed on visitors of the facility especially the area for the X-31. Armed guards inspected our school bags and jackets. This was back in 1990 before the terrorist attacks of 2001. They probably would not let students visit the facility today.