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Bizarre looking spy-plane

Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:58 pm
by Neil
Saw this on the Fightercontrol forum and thought it was quite ridiculous...
It's called Argus One; the Pentagon's newest unmanned spy plane. But cheeky observers are already calling it the 'Flying Sperm'.
It has the capacity to carry 30 pounds of high tech sensors and cameras and the ability to hover over remote locations between 10,000 and 20,000 feet, even in rough weather.
The suspect design has been attributed to improved 'flight stability and aerodynamic control' as well as giving the aircraft a longer flight time.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z1kmTFiBtA
Image :lol:

Re: Bizarre looking spy-plane

Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:39 pm
by Boom
Where's the powerplant?

Re: Bizarre looking spy-plane

Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:22 pm
by Eric
This should totally be in YS.

Re: Bizarre looking spy-plane

Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:54 am
by Crazypilot
They better not fly it over the Pak-Afghan border.

Re: Bizarre looking spy-plane

Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:59 am
by iqmal_97
It's about 5 minutes since I've opened my laptop, and this post made my day already. :lol:

Re: Bizarre looking spy-plane

Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:51 am
by Dragon029
Yuser10 wrote:Where's the powerplant?
Small prop up the front of the gondola thing under the front section.

Re: Bizarre looking spy-plane

Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:29 am
by Gennaro
lol i so want this in YS

Re: Bizarre looking spy-plane

Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:49 am
by Crazypilot
I want one 10x the size of this with gunners in YS

Re: Bizarre looking spy-plane

Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:17 am
by SvenPhantom
I don't know how this is supposed to be a spy plane. Maybe the enemy will be laughing so hard that they don't realize that they are being spied on?The crazy things people come up with these days.

Re: Bizarre looking spy-plane

Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:00 pm
by Honey Badger
That's so weird. If it's a balloon, which it appears to be, one lucky shot and the thing is going down. On the bright side, the materials look like it will be cheap and possible to mass produce.

Re: Bizarre looking spy-plane

Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:04 pm
by Dragon029
You two need to realise though that this thing will be at high altitude - the reason it's been shaped like that is specifically so that it's extra stable in fast air currents up high.

Re: Bizarre looking spy-plane

Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:07 pm
by Crazypilot
If the enemy can get this thing on radar it's dead.

Re: Bizarre looking spy-plane

Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:13 pm
by Dragon029
Good thing it's radar transparent then, although I'm not sure how an Afghani would be using a radar-guided missile, or on a low-cost recon drone.

Re: Bizarre looking spy-plane

Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:16 pm
by Crazypilot
Well obviously it can't run from fighter jets but from this picture I'm guessing they put all the high-tech sensors and cameras hidden.

Re: Bizarre looking spy-plane

Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:17 pm
by Hawkstar
One lucky shot on the head, no babies for you

Re: Bizarre looking spy-plane

Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:46 pm
by Dragon029
Crazypilot wrote:Well obviously it can't run from fighter jets but from this picture I'm guessing they put all the high-tech sensors and cameras hidden.
The sensors and everything are just in that little box under the head of the blimp - it's seriously just an innovative unmanned blimp spy drone, like a Predator, except with a longer flight time.

Re: Bizarre looking spy-plane

Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:58 pm
by Gunny
Looks like a trolling bait. :lol:

Re: Bizarre looking spy-plane

Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:01 pm
by Crazypilot
The designers also didn't notice what the shape looked like lmao :lol:

Re: Bizarre looking spy-plane

Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:18 pm
by Shiny Rice
My mother says it looks like shit. I agree.

Re: Bizarre looking spy-plane

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:16 pm
by Seagull
Rise and Shine wrote:My mother says it looks like shit. I agree.
Yep when it would be brown it would look more like shit.