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Optical Illusion

PostPosted:Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:10 pm
by chevvron
If you can see an aircraft in this photograph, it doesn't exist.
http://www.zoom.earth/#34.587014,33.000716,19z,map

Re: Optical Illusion

PostPosted:Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:37 pm
by pilotbarry
The line of six stealth bombers is impressive....

Re: Optical Illusion

PostPosted:Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:34 pm
by Lockhaven
What the Cessna 150 ?

Re: Optical Illusion

PostPosted:Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:43 pm
by Dave W
?

The U-2 and its general role(s) have been well-known for nearly 60 years since Powers was shot down over Sverdlovsk.

Re: Optical Illusion

PostPosted:Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:51 pm
by Nomad63
I don't get it either??

Re: Optical Illusion

PostPosted:Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:36 pm
by Charles Hunt
All I got was a pic of Africa centred over Nigeria. Zoomed in until it went black. Nothing to see.

Re: Optical Illusion

PostPosted:Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:54 pm
by Trent772
Akrotiri

Re: Optical Illusion

PostPosted:Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:54 pm
by patowalker
That's the point. Why publicise U2 flights from a British Overseas Territory?

Re: Optical Illusion

PostPosted:Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:59 pm
by Dave W
Well, ops from there have been widely acknowledged since at least the early 90s.

Indeed, sadly there was an accident there involving a U-2 in 1977 which was widely reported at the time.

Re: Optical Illusion

PostPosted:Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:23 pm
by CloudHound
Slight thread drift. According to the Norwegian Aircraft Museum at Bodø Gary Powers was on his way there when shot down. There is a U-2 in the collection.

Re: Optical Illusion

PostPosted:Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:40 pm
by patowalker
I was thinking of the headache caused to the UK by reports on U2 flights over Lebanon. Even the Ecuadorians are fed up with the source now.

Re: Optical Illusion

PostPosted:Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:51 pm
by rf3flyer
chevvron wrote:If you can see an aircraft in this photograph, it doesn't exist.
http://www.zoom.earth/#34.587014,33.000716,19z,map

Well maybe it does and maybe it doesn't. I seem to recall several decades ago that the cousins had, extending their use of dummies and decoys, discovered that you didn't need an actual 3 dimensional dummy, that a 2 dimensional cutout shadow shape on the ground worked just as well against aerial surveillance.

Re: Optical Illusion

PostPosted:Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:12 pm
by patowalker
Like the Argentines placing piles of earth on the Stanley runway, so they looked like bomb craters during the day. At night they were buldozed off, so their C130s could land.

Re: Optical Illusion

PostPosted:Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:30 pm
by Paul_Sengupta

Re: Optical Illusion

PostPosted:Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:32 pm
by mick w
Paul_Sengupta wrote:


Sherburn :thumright: