Spy in the Sky

Spy in the Sky

On the basis of radar sightings and strange sonic "air quakes," aircraft buffs have been speculating for years about the existence of a secret U.S. spy plane they call Aurora. The speculation is over, says Jane's Defence Weekly. A definitive report prepared by the British military-affairs journal describes the stealthy craft as a triangular-shaped hypersonic jet fueled by liquid methane and capable of cruising at Mach 8 (5,280 m.p.h.), 2 1/2 times the world record. Jane's key piece of evidence: the report of an aircraft- recognition expert who actually saw the plane fly over a North Sea oil rig three years...

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