Message posted by Hal on August 05, 2002 at 22:27:13 PST:

To my knowlege some of the BBT's (big black triangles) were declassified when I retired from the DoD in late 1999, but because any discussion of the craft, would inevitably involve a discussion about what they were originally designed to carry, the classification was at that time--late 1999--was increased to sensitive. Their original payload is still classified.

The soviets had a version of the same craft and there was a photo in Janes of a model--I believe it was the 1995/96 issue of Janes. The soviet craft was circular, and, if memory serves, 210 feet in diameter. Last I heard they were trying to market it in the west as a heavy-lift vehicle.

In Reply to: On MSNBC posted by topcat on August 05, 2002 at 12:54:01 PST:


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