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World's Most Secretive 737

Old 9th Jun 2021, 05:27
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Tdracer,

Reference Catfish. there is also Catbird, CATB (Cooperative Avionics Test Bed). Catbird being Lockheed’s ICAO callsign. I presume Catfish was correspondingly used informally, as it’s the ICAO callsign of a UK company.

And of course because, because it’s the F-22 radar, ESM and other sensor testbed : “Scientists believe that catfish have whiskers, which are also called “barbels”, due to the fact that each one is loaded with tiny taste buds and special olfactory sensors to help them smell and feel the food around them when navigating in the dark.”……

https://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread1267870/pg1

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_Martin_CATBird



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Old 9th Jun 2021, 11:08
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Hmm, CAT B...

"Body shell should be crushed. Signifies extensive damage, although some parts are salvageable.

Should never re-appear on road, although reclaimed parts can be used in other road-going vehicles."


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Old 10th Jun 2021, 01:16
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I'm looking for someone with access to a 737MAX8 manual with the Performance graphs.- or Boeing's performance spec charts.

My specific interest is in the runway length required for takeoff at MTOW at sea level at ISA+15 with a 5-knot crosswind component (from the right, in case you needed that!).

Asking for a friend!

Thanks much in advance..

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Old 10th Jun 2021, 05:27
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Ipanema,

Wrong thread for that question - try the Tech Log forum.
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Old 10th Jun 2021, 05:32
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Old 10th Jun 2021, 07:59
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Yes, I would have thought Janet would have been more secret.
Saw her take off from Vegas once - pretty sporty climb out and angle of bank too.
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Old 10th Jun 2021, 08:00
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The Janet aircraft are not secret. They are stock second hand 737-600.
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Old 10th Jun 2021, 08:33
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The Janet aircraft are not secret. They are stock second hand 737-600.
That's what I was thinking. The work their passengers do is no doubt classified, but the aircraft are just transport.
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Old 10th Jun 2021, 11:21
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Heli Expo 2018 Vegas

Originally Posted by Video Mixdown View Post
That's what I was thinking. The work their passengers do is no doubt classified, but the aircraft are just transport.
I was attending Heli Expo 2018 in Vegas and was on flightline at Convention center to see the departures. Come morning and afternoon, my attention was caught by pair of JANEt inbound to McCarran after their daily commute, so here are my photos below.








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Old 10th Jun 2021, 14:28
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Originally Posted by ipanema View Post
I'm looking for someone with access to a 737MAX8 manual with the Performance graphs.- or Boeing's performance spec charts.

My specific interest is in the runway length required for takeoff at MTOW at sea level at ISA+15 with a 5-knot crosswind component (from the right, in case you needed that!).

Asking for a friend!

Thanks much in advance..

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Flap 25, 1013, other parameters as per above: TODR 2077m to 35' screen height.
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Old 10th Jun 2021, 17:10
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Originally Posted by tartare View Post
Yes, I would have thought Janet would have been more secret.
Saw her take off from Vegas once - pretty sporty climb out and angle of bank too.
Yeah, this was only at A8, so I guess it wasn't very full.


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Old 10th Jun 2021, 17:19
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Cant imagine the Janet transits are that long either, likely less than 20 minutes tarmac to tarmac, so they likely have a small fuel fraction as well.

My shortest jet leg was Kauai to Hono, with the MD-87 captain announcing a 16 minute travel time. First hostess came by literally tossing out small pull top POG juices, followed by second hostess about 90 seconds later with the trash bag.
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Old 10th Jun 2021, 18:23
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KLAS to KXTA is 76 NM.
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Old 11th Jun 2021, 01:29
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Originally Posted by Dunhovrin View Post
Yeah, this was only at A8, so I guess it wasn't very full.

Great shot.
Oh to know what those passengers do once they walk through the special turnstiles at the other end of the route!
Yes video mixdown - I get they're stock standard...
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Old 12th Jun 2021, 07:04
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Originally Posted by tdracer View Post
That's a distinct possibility, given it's task. I know that was a big deal on the 747-200 based Air Force One aircraft - those old fashioned analog electronics made it a lot easier to get the EMI protection levels the USAF wanted.
A few years back, I was working on a bit of kits for JSF/F35 pilots...

The EMC spec was quite challenging... the levels at which it was required to survive were completely un-survivable by the human pilot it was supporting...
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Old 13th Jun 2021, 13:47
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THE most secretive 737 is not mentioned on here.
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Old 13th Jun 2021, 17:57
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Originally Posted by vegassun View Post
THE most secretive 737 is not mentioned on here.
???

Go on please share and is it operated by the Company or one of its modern day equivalent of Air America.

cheers
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Old 13th Jun 2021, 20:22
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Originally Posted by chopper2004 View Post
???

Go on please share and is it operated by the Company or one of its modern day equivalent of Air America.

cheers
This may be the 737 you are thinking about?
- No USAF Markings but apparently belongs to the USAF
- Flown by USAF crews in civilian attire
- N number is disguised and blocked
- Flown out of a civilian airport in California
https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zon...y-modified-737
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Old 13th Jun 2021, 21:01
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Spooky2,

You mean the one already talked about in post #20?

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Old 13th Jun 2021, 22:11
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Sorry I missed that post. Same one.
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