Wow, someone at NASA was really bored.

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  1. grazzhoppa yawwn Valued Senior Member

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    Ok, I didnt doctor this photo at all, its from the real NASA site.

    Its a picture of an experimental aircraft, the X-36, flying over the Mojave desert, looks like a 5-year old drew some people in the cockpit!

    With the higher resolution pictures you can see the "guys" better...they at least could've made a clown or something flying it!

    http://www.dfrc.nasa.gov/gallery/photo/X-36/HTML/EC97-44294-2.html
     
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  3. Thor "Pfft, Rebel scum!" Valued Senior Member

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    Hang on, I've got a doodle just like this in one of my old maths books. I'll go get it

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  5. Thor "Pfft, Rebel scum!" Valued Senior Member

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    Just found an artists impression

    Pretty stunning peice of kit
     
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  7. grazzhoppa yawwn Valued Senior Member

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    rofl

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    actually, thats the press photo they gave out, I saw it on the news

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  10. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    hahaha

    lmao
     
  11. yumyum The All Knowing.. I think Registered Senior Member

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    dude sweet
     
  12. Firefly Registered Senior Member

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    lol

    the shape of it's really wierd though... And the cockpit thing is just really wierd...
     
  13. VAKEMP Registered Senior Member

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    LOL!

    That's some funny stuff!
     
  14. Stryder Keeper of "good" ideas. Valued Senior Member

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    I think I have an explanation but I'm going to elaborate it a bit:

    In Viking times they use to place wooden sculptures at the front of their ships, and this continued for many years.

    Skipping a bit of time and running up to World War II, Some pilots use to paint their planes with lucky insignia's, skantily clad women and messages to their enemy. (Including messages on their bombs).

    This continues throughout the military across the world, either with score charts or just something to personalise it a little.

    In this instance I suggest that Charactures were probably painted by one of the flyers, or the ground crew, maybe for luck, maybe to take the biscuit so people like you lot would laugh at the flyers.
     
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    Thanks, Captain Obvious. Until you explained, I actually thought that the picture was real. I thought that there really were tiny pencil-lead schoolchildren and an itsy-bitsy clown in there flying that aircraft. I never would have thought of someone spoofing this sort of thing for, what, humor?

    Good catch!

    - Warren
     
  16. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    no- the plane could be just a 3D image made in some graphical prog
     
  17. VAKEMP Registered Senior Member

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    So, the next generation fighter jet seats 3?

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