Friday, March 16, 2012
Phantom Eye - Dayum ... That's Ugly!
Boeing rolled out its Phantom Eye unmanned aircraft for a high speed taxi test at Edwards AFB on March 10. No problems were reported.
Except, that is, it's so damn ugly.
I admit to not knowing much about this aircraft except that it is supposed to be a hydrogen powered, high altitude, long endurance test bed, and the guppy shaped mid section contains about a ton of hydrogen fuel.
I was trying to think of other aircraft or combinations of aircraft that would approximate what this thing looks like, and I failed. It's just yuck ...
Photo credit NASA.
Here's a link to a Boeing produced video of the taxi test ...