Re: Updating page "Secret U.S. Aircraft Projects at Groom Lake"

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Message posted by Vahe Demirjian (Member since 04/28/2022) on April 29, 2022 at 19:17:17 PST:

Updating the article is the best option for several reasons:
(1) The description for the entry "A-11 Astra" applies to a rumored stealthy fighter-bomber discussed in the article "Swing Wing Stealth Attack Plane" in the January 1995 issue of Popular Science and referred to therein as A-17, since the left image on page 56 of the article depicts an aircraft with the serrated trailing edge. Elsewhere on this site it's mentioned that ASTRA stood for Advanced Stealth Technology Reconnaissance Aircraft, and Parsch probably invented the label "A-11" because it is probable that A-11 was reserved for the Piper Enforcer COIN aircraft in the event that this aircraft went into production, since the Enforcer was first flown in the early 1980s.
(2) The Lockheed HGV definitely had nothing to do with Groom Lake.
(3) Since the photo listed under the "Bright Star" entry is listed as being of unknown origin, it should be removed.
(4) The entry "L301/COPPER COAST" should be deleted because COPPER COAST was actually a USAF tactical evaluation program, and the classified DARPA hypersonic research program was codenamed COPPER CANYON and actually began in 1982.

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