The Seattle Post Intelligencer has the best zoomable higher resolution images if the Bird Of Prey.
Aviation Week's Aviation Now web site has a picture of it from above though not at high res.
This article has no pictures but it has more basic information about the aircraft. Sounds like this was a one off technology prototype testbed aircraft. It was built for a mere $67 million dollars and the program supposedly ended in 1999. It will be displayed at the U.S. Air Force Museum at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio:
Bird of Prey
First flight: Fall 1996
Wingspan: About 23 feet
Length: 47 feet
Weight: 7,400 pounds
Height: 9 feet, 3 inches
Engine: Pratt & Whitney JT15D-5C turbofan
Thrust: 3,190 pounds
Maximum speed: About 300 mph
Maximum altitude: 20,000 feet
More basic info here.
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