October 22, 2002
Boeing Bird Of Prey Stealth Aircraft Unveiled

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.

Update: On the Boeing web site you can find more images and streaming video here. Popular Science also has Bird Of Prey images here.

Share |      Randall Parker, 2002 October 22 01:10 PM  Airplanes and Spacecraft

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