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Strange Stealth Aircraft- 80s?

Sun Nov 09, 2014 2:58 am

The other day, I found what might very well be the strangest video on the internet. I know that that is saying a lot, but if you watch it you will agree. Anyway, at around the 4:16 mark is what appears to be footage from some sort of testing of a stealth aircraft. The footage appears to be from the 80s or 90s, and the arcraft looks almost like a stealth B-1 from the side, but it is very flat looking when viewed from the bottom and has short wings that aren't swept back much. I'm more of a civil aviation enthusiast, so I am not that great at identifying military aircraft. Any help would be appreciated!

Here is the video. The footage appears between 4:16 and 4:20. Pausing the video or playing it at a slower speed (in the 'settings' menu on the video player) may help as it is rather quick. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaTx2O1fRPA
 
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RE: Strange Stealth Aircraft- 80s?

Sun Nov 09, 2014 3:07 am

The black airplane? That is footage from the Clint Eastwood movie Firefox.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firefox_%28film%29
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RE: Strange Stealth Aircraft- 80s?

Sun Nov 09, 2014 3:13 am

Quoting moose135 (Reply 1):
The black airplane? That is footage from the Clint Eastwood movie Firefox.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firefox_%28film%29

Thank you. I guess I'm not as well-versed in movies as I should be. Cool looking plane, though!
 
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RE: Strange Stealth Aircraft- 80s?

Tue Nov 11, 2014 8:27 pm

Quoting moose135 (Reply 1):
The black airplane? That is footage from the Clint Eastwood movie Firefox.

It is indeed! Seems to be a bit of a mix of movie stuff. The segment between 2:42 and 3:52 is from 2001: A Space Odyssey. And about 8:10 to 8:21 looks like the Mount St Helens eruption. Weird....
 
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RE: Strange Stealth Aircraft- 80s?

Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:38 am

The movie was ok, but that flight footage was beautiful.
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