Re: How do test aircraft get to Groom?

Message posted by Peter Merlin on December 17, 2006 at 18:31:30 PST:

Well, the U-2s flew to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., and Del Rio, Tex., in the summer of 1957.

The surviving A-12 aircraft were flown to Palmdale in 1968. By then any sightings would be attributed to the SR-71.

Some of the Soviet aircraft are in museums in the U.S. and Israel.

The HAVE BLUE airframes both crashed and were buried at Groom.

Most of the SENIOR PROM missiles were reportedly buried at Groom.

The F-117A aircraft flew to Tonopah Test Range and A.F. Plant 42 (Palmdale).

TACIT BLUE was stored at Groom. Plans to bury it were changed and it was moved to the Natinal Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson AFB, Oh.

The remaining AGM-137 Tri-Service Standoff Attack Missiles (TSSAM) were scrapped after the program was cancelled.

Bird of Prey was returned to Boeing and later sent to the Museum to be displayed alongside TACIT BLUE.

In Reply to: Re: How do test aircraft get to Groom? posted by Fastmover on December 17, 2006 at 15:41:14 PST:


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