High Strangeness: It's Just a Drone, People! -- Part II

Thursday, December 29, 2011

It's Just a Drone, People! -- Part II

I'm not sure if I can believe my eyes... I keep looking at the two pictures I just posted ("It's Just a Drone, People!" 12/29/2011), and I'm kind of freaked out.

Look at the pics again. The first was taken of the drone-hauling truck on December 12, as it passed through Cowley County, KS. The second was allegedly taken on December 20, as that same drone-hauling truck was approaching its drop-off point at Patuxent River Navy Air Station in Maryland.

At first, every thing looks exactly the same between the two pictures: same truck, same cargo. But if you take another look, you see that the "drone" in the second picture is about 4 feet shorter than the "drone" in the first pic...

 

In the top pic, the top of the "drone" is easily 4 feet higher then the roof of the truck, just about matching the height of the truck's vertical exhausts. When it arrives in Maryland, however, in the bottom pic, the top of the "drone" just barely comes up to the roof of the cab!

They switched cargoes on us! 

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

it seams... it have a cockpit on top means it might not be a drone. Definitly it is a flying wing aircraft with an unusual small size.

JOHNEDOE said...

it's only a matter of perspective from where the pic was taken,...the camera is further away in the first pic, which allows the top of the aircraft to appear taller. the end.

telecomladyj said...

I'd say the jury is still out whether there is something fishy or not- impossible to be sure since as JD said the perspective is different. But I can tell you that is not the same rig. Same brand, but the apparatus atop the rig is not the same. Period. They may have had to change to a fresh horse at some point though.

Steve Sawyer said...

Seems like maybe a slightly different cab/truck, but more interestingly, the flatbed hauler platform in the second photo seems to have a lower to the ground "recess."

Maybe they switched the load carrying part attached to the truck up front to make it appear lower, and somewhat smaller. Or, shifted the (RQ-170?) UAV / drone's position when placed on the lower/back flatbed carrier.

Just my guess(es).