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Area 51 Research Center
The GRANDADDY of it ALL -- ACCEPT NO SUBSTITUTES!! NONE GENUINE WITHOUT THIS SIGNATURE!! -- MUST SEE AGAIN AND AGAIN Includes Area 51/Groom Lake data and rumors about the secret military base north of Las Vegas, and adjoining areas in Southern Nevada, the Groom Lake Desert Rat newsletter, and a Catalog of items for sale from the Area 51 Research Center.

Black Dawn
by Dan Zinngrabe -- A rather elegant implementation with information on US "black" aerospace programs.

Inside Area 51
A most estimable resource from the Las Vegas Review Journal. Includes maps, photo gallery, lotsa links and an archive of the past five years of their reporting on the topic. A must see.

UFO Crash Site
Roswell, Area 51, etc.

Tom Mahood's Blue Fire
"The primary purpose of this site, other than to direct my energies in slightly less deviant directions, is to act as a "satellite" to Glenn Campbell's Area 51 web page. Beyond that I hope to include an array of information ranging from quality, attributed stuff, all the way to wild-ass rumors, clearly identified as such." Includes Nellis Complex Facilities: Info on some of the more obscure areas in and around Dreamland/Area 51.

The Skunk Works
Lockheed Martin's Skunk Works has been a success story in innovation since 1943. The organization has produced a series of technologically advanced aircraft and systems for combat, transport, reconnaissance and research for the U.S. Armed forces, intelligence agencies and NASA.

Military (Black Projects) Aircraft
These pages are dedicated to those aircraft which "Do not Exist" according to the relevant Governments. Includes very nice artwork.

Aurora Drawing Index
A number of very nicely done computer renderings of Aurora by Adrian Mann.

rec.aviation.military FAQ - Contemporary Aircraft
C.1. Why is the 'stealth fighter' called F-117 instead of F-19? C.2. Does the USAF have a hypersonic spyplane called 'Aurora'? C.3. What's a TR-3?

6.00 Aurora Project or "deep black" projects
Extract from the alt.alien.visitors FAQ at Chris Schnurr last updated 15th November 1994. The "Aurora Project" is the name given to one of these types of projects by the industry experts involving two new types of reported aircraft. These aircraft where observed in the south west US and are said to have been developed at highly classified government facilities in the Nevada desert. There are two types of advanced aircraft reported.

[BOOK SYNOPSIS] Ancient legends of the High Desert, flight testing of advanced technology, and bringing a dream to fruition - the elements of Beyond Aurora. The book concentrates on the flight test, at Edwards Air Force Base, of the advanced aerospace Dreamship series.


SENIOR CITIZEN is an advanced tactical airlift transport aircraft. a low-observable, This V/STOL turbofan powered aircraft is probably manufactured by Boeing. SENIOR CITIZEN was funded under PE 0401316F through the end of Fiscal Year 1993, when it disappeared from the budget, suggesting that it had either entered service, or was terminated.


F-117A Stealth Fighter
The F-117 Nighthawk is the world's first operational aircraft designed to exploit low observable stealth technology. This aircraft is flown by pilots of the 49th Fighter Wing, Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., which reports to Air Combat Command with headquarters at Langley Air Force Base, Va. The F-117 is a single-seat fighter and is designed to penetrate dense threat environments as well as attack high value targets with pinpoint accuracy.

USAF Museum Discovery Zone - F-117 Aircraft Trivia
For every question, click the box next to the answer you choose. When you have answered all the questions, click the Check Your Answers button to see how you did. Have fun and Good Luck

Black Manta

WIRED 2.02: "Stealth Watchers" by Phil Patton
Stealth Watchers. Armed with Radio Shack scanners and PCs, Steve Douglass and a small group of private citizens are unmasking the US Defense Department. "First Steve Douglass heard and saw familiar shapes - F-117s he had seen many times since they emerged from the black-budget world; Stealth fighters he had tracked and monitored when they were still secret. Then came one that was slower, with a different sound, a different shape.... The "bat" is a still-secret TR3A Black Manta, captured on video for the first time by Douglass."

Secret US spy plane 'crashed at Stonehenge'
By Christy Campbell and Nick Cook, The Electronic Telegraph 19 December 1994 "DID something very strange happen on a windswept Wiltshire down just before midnight at the end of September? Did a top-secret American prototype spyplane crash in the darkness a few miles from Stonehenge, killing its crew? A group of youthful aviation enthusiasts ... that the wreckage of the secret machine, codenamed Black Manta, was spirited back to the USA after a forced-landing."

Other Useful Links

Andrew Toppan's Aviation Page
Includes Blackbird Family information [List of SR-71 losses with dates and specific info, Locations of existing SR-71s. Data on the SR-71 family, and Blackbird Family serial numbers] aircraft serial numbers for Blackbird Family, D-21, F-117 and U-2, as well as many other useful aviation resources.

Black projects menus
Menu guide to Black Projects. Welcome to Black Projects! In this section you will find software models of black program aircraft not commonly known or seen outside of...

Stealth Listings Page
A quick little table of "stealth" projects underway. Comments welcome.

Mach3's Base of Operations - Plane Pics
Presenting....... The Black Projects. The TR1. The F-117 ...^ The B2 ...^ DarkStar (Tier III) ...^ DarkStar (Tier III) ...^

Aircraft Image Gallery
Aircraft. B52. B2 & KC135. B2. B2.JPG. B58 & XB70. B1. B2. C130e. C141c. C17. C17. C5. A-10. F22. F-117. F-15e. F15. F15s escorting Mig29. F15. F15_1.JPG.... ... well, you get the idea... a nice collection from Wright-Pat AFB.

Airplane Images
A very large aviation image archive sponsored by The ERSL Lab at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

The World-Wide Web Virtual Library: Aviation/Images
Aviation Images - the comprehensive guide to online resources. These pages maintained by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Aircraft Images
Online sources of pictures of the SR-71, U-2 and other aircraft are available at:
  • LAL Aviation Archive
  • Flight.Com Image File
  • The Flightline Modern Military Aircraft
    Landings Aviation Image Archives has an extremely comprehensive list of other image sources.

    Lockheed Martin Photo Archives - A to Z
    Photo Archives - A to Z. Lotsa pix!!

    Aircraft Design Information Sources
    Virginia Tech Aircraft Design Information Sources pages.

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