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America's Newest Fighter?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by flyandscuba, Feb 9, 2005.

  1. flyandscuba

    flyandscuba

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    Personally, I think it is a prop for an upcoming motion picture. For two reasons -- Kara looks too good (ie make-up and lighting) -- Notice the motion picture camera in the corner of the last photo (the Navy uses videotape to document carrier deck operations)

    However, it (she) does look hot!

    http://www.breakthechain.org/exclusives/fa37talon.html
     
  2. cliffb

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    When I worked a flight deck in my prior life we normally didn't chain an aircraft to the cat.

    Movie prop.
     

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    Yeah, it kind of reminds me of the prop used in the movie FIREFOX -- the canopy would provide limited visibility...
     
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    So they just let LTs take the controls of a prototype fighter?

    Hmm, you'd think it'd be at least a LTC or Commander...hmm...?
     
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    "The photos above do not reveal an experimental, top-secret aircraft. Rather, they are shots from the set of the upcoming Columbia Pictures/Backbreaker Films motion picture, Stealth, starring Josh Lucas and Jessica Biel. That's Biel, playing Lt. Kara Wade, in the cockpit in the third image. Notice the film crews and cameras in the first and fourth images. The carrier shown in the pictures is the the USS Abraham Lincoln, not the Washington or Truman, as alleged above.





    Stealth tells the story of an experimental fighter plane with artificial intelligence (the F/A-37 Talon) that develops a mind of its own. It's up to a band of navy pilots (Biel, Josh Lucas and Jamie Foxx) to prevent the Earth's destruction. The film recently, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Rob Cohen, completed principle photography and is slated for a May, 2005 release.

    Often, in cases where photos from a movie set are leaked to the public, the pics were either taken by a member of the film's crew and shared with movie buffs via e-mail or blog or the filmmaker intentionally released the photos and the bit of back story to build buzz for their picture (anybody remember a little phenomenon called The Blair Witch Project?). However, in this case, the Navy is the source. The photos were taken by U.S. Navy Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Tyler J. Clements on board the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln and released by the Navy's PR department. The Navy is not, however, the source of the misleading back stories most often accompanying the photos. Break this chain. "
     
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    I feel compelled to hoist the B.S. flag.
     
  7. flyandscuba

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    Here's the "pilot" -- without the flight gear....

    Oooops.... Sorry!

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    Here's a "fully clothed" shot:

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    I deleted the image in the above post. flyandscuba, pictures depicting nudity, or partial nudity, are not allowed here. Please review the rules posted in the Front Office. Thank you.
     
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    I'd like to test fly that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Ahhh the new movie "Stealth" comes out soon. Looks ok to.