McDonnell Douglas TR-3B TRINITY
The TR-3B is what many claim to be, a nuclear powered flying triangle, capable of phenomenal speeds. Some even claim that it was made using alien technology... reverse engineered from alleged captured space-craft.
This mysterious black triangle has reportedly been sighted at various locations all over the world.
The TR-3B is commonly presumed to be the product of the "Aurora" black project. According to various sources, it is the most classified of top secret projects.
Edgar Fouche, an avionics expert, who claims to have worked at area 51 and knows others who have seen the TR-3B, has revealed some of the TR-3B 's technology. From his presentation we know the following: It is "alien looking", pitch black, triangular, seen at the Groom Lake facility, settles vertically on the tarmac, it is massive and measures about 600 ft across, radiates a corona of silver-blue light, the first US vehicle to use "quasi crytals" in its outer skin, it is funded by the NRA NSA and CIA, on radar the TR-3B can appear to be almost anything from a bird to a small plane, it is nuclear powered, has a Magnetic Field Disruptor which is a circular accelerator, the circular accelerator is mercury based, rotates at 60,000 rpms, pressurized at 250,000 atmospheres and supercooled to 150 degrees kelvin, this results in the TR-3B becoming 89% lighter and also reducing G forces by the same amount.
Here is an account of what I saw: Two gigantic "plasma" circles, one fluorescent green circle, and another white cricle, which seemed to collide (somehow it seemed as if one circle went infront of the other one in a downwards direction) in the sky, and that was then followed by an enormous flash(may have been 2 flashes) which covered the entire horizon, no sound at all. I witnessed this event one night, about 1.30am, circa 1999-2000, when the US navy was located in the Adriatic sea, at the time of the Serbia-Kosovo conflict. I was standing on my terrace in Split, Croatia, it was a warm night and I was looking out over the Adriatic sea.
My guess would be that the light source of the round "plasma" circles was located somewhere in the central Adriatic, south-west of the island of Vis, between Croatia and Italy. I had no idea what the lights were, I quickly woke up my brother in the other room, and I told him of what I had seen, we then waited and watched but there wasn't a repeat event.
I had no idea as to what it could have been, until recently, when I came across footage of a TR-3B which was apparently filmed over Paris: The black triangle slowly comes into view, stops mid-air and then tilts as if to allow the pilots to have a ground view, then a white circular light radiates from its center, causing a perfect white circle and subsequent flash (exactly the same as what I had seen)! This footage which some viewers claim to be a hoax, seems very convincing to me: I actually think its real. What really convinces me is the round light... it appears 2 dimensional, not 3 dimensional,(just like a spherical white street lamp, which seems 2 dimensional from a distance, but is actually 3 dimensional) and the circle isn't a glow with fuzzy edges, it is a circle with a defined edge, as if the light source is contained. And that's exactly what I saw that night.
Roll over the image below to see my flash version of what I saw,
it is fairly accurate, but the flash at the end was bright white and flashed horizontally.
It is interesting to note that an enormous triangle UFO was sighted by many people on the island of Pag, Croatia, in 1967. Various police patrol radio conversation transcripts bare testimony to the event. A drawing was put together by people who saw the object, and it looks alot like the TR-3B. The object apparently made it's way over the island, slowly and at low altitude.
Some people claim that the "black triangle" TR-3B is a NWO police enforcement vehicle, and that it's true purpose is yet to be made public, through some future course of events. It is also intresting to note that there were a number of sightings of the TR-3B over Belgium... Belgium is apparently the center of the worlds banking elite and NATO. Some people also claim that TR-3Bs are often seen travelling in pairs... and often seen over war-zones.
Anti gravity technology advances began gathering pace, coincideing with the infamous confiscation of Nikola Tesla's personal research and theory notes. Soon after, anything to do with antigravity, research etc... became top secret, confidential, and it is anyones guess as to what they had discovered...
Other sources suggest the existence of a subsonic stealthy recconnaissance aircraft, which is reportedly designated the TR-3A, although its actual designation and mission remain unclear.<1> Recently, it has been posited that the aircraft was designed to collect and transmit near-real-time digital photo information directly to F-117As for immediate tactical applications. The TR-3A reportedly has a range of more than 5,000 kilometers and the ability to operate at both low and high altitudes.<2>
The aircraft has been reportedly observed flying with KC-135 aerial tankers, F- 117 stealth fighters and T-38 aircraft. Its engines are said to run more quietly than the muffled General Electric F-404 powerplants on the Stealth fighter, which may explain how an aircraft of this type could elude detection for some time. Because of their vantage point, ground observations were unable to determine whether any vertical control surfaces jut from the aircraft's back.<3>
The TR-3A, if it exists, may have a slightly larger planform, possibly up to 42 feet long with a 60-65 foot wingspan. It is suggested that:<4>
"About 25-30 of the special reconnaissance aircraft -- designated the TR-3A 'Black Manta' -- could be placed in service eventually, based at Holloman AFB, NM, and Tonapah, Nev. Initial TR-3As are collected with F-117As, although housed separately in larger hangars. Several TR-3As are believed to have been deployed temporarily to Alaska, Britain, Panama and Okinawa. More recently, they are believed to have supported F-117A operations in the Persian Gulf war."
During Operation Desert Storm, the TR-3A's secret identity could have been protected by limiting it to F-117A support.<5> At one point, for instance, Saudi Arabian air force Northrop RF-5s were requested to augment USAF RF-4C operations. One could thus infer that TR-3A data were not distributed widely for use by other than F-117As.<6>
The Public Record
Apart from press reports, there is essentially no open-source information supporting the existence of such an aircraft. Indeed, what evidence does exist would tend to support the contrary proposition, that there is no such program.
During the debate in 1989 over the cancellation of the SR-71, General Michael Dugan, then serving as commander of US Air Forces in Europe, suggested that a new stealthy high-altitude, low-speed aircraft, possibly unpiloted, might take up some of the slack created by the termination of the SR-71.<7>
Another Air Force source suggested that:<9>
"There might be some thoughts about using low-observable platforms for that mission, but we are not doing that right now."
During 1991 Lockheed made a major effort to convince the Congress to support a billion dollar program to build an additional 24 F-117A aircraft, and to purchase equipment that would enable the F-117A to perform reconnaissance missions.<10> The aircraft would be modified to carry the ATARS camera system in one weapons bay, and a synthetic aperture radar (SAR) in the aircraft's other weapons bay. This palletized installation would permit the aircraft to be converted back to the attack configuration in about four hours.
Although the proposal was endorsed by the Senate Armed Services Committee, it was fiercely opposed by the Air Force, which ultimately prevailed in eliminating funding for the project.
The operational characteristics of the proposed reconnaissance version of the F- 117 are virtually identical to those that have been suggested for the TR-3A. Unavoidably, this episode raises questions about the plausibility of the existence of the TR-3A.
It is very difficult to understand how Lockheed could engage in a very public controversy involving the Air Force, and Sam Nunn, chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee, regarding production of a reconnaissance version of the F- 117A, if the company were already involved in the production of a virtually identical aircraft, the TR-3A.
While it might be imagined that perhaps this episode might be explained by a decision by the Air Force to cancel the TR-3A, and that Lockheed was hoping to restart the F-117A production line in compensation, there is no evidence to support such an interpretation. And such an assumption would run counter to the assertion that the TR-3A had already achieved operational status by the time of Desert Storm.
Confirming the earlier reports, during the course of this episode one Air Force source noted that:<11>
"They tried to sell this idea to the Air Force back in 1987. The service wasn't looking for a stealthy reconnaissance aircraft back then and it isn't looking for one now."
Based on this record, the existence of the TR-3A must be regarded as suspect, unless one is prepared to accept the proposition that this entire episode, involving a large number of senior government and corporate officials, was merely part of an elaborate cover and deception operation, intended to obscure the existence of the TR-3A.
Budget and Financial Data
The assertion that mystery aircraft like the TR-3A exist implies that some item in the Defense budget can be arguably associated with the program. A not- implausible accounting can be made that suggests an identifiable source of funding that may be attributed to the TR-3A stealth aircraft program. The existence of this budget item significantly bolsters the case for the existence of this program.
Prior to 1989, much of the funding for the B-2 Advanced Technology Bomber was contained in an Air Force Aircraft Procurement line item designated Other Production Charges. This line item was aggregated in a budget activity designated Aircraft Support Equipment and Facilities, which included such items as Common Ground Equipment, for which roughly half a billion dollars was budgeted in the mid-1980s, as well as other items such as War Consumable, and Industrial Responsiveness.
The comparable Navy budget activity also provided roughly half a billion dollars for Common Ground Equipment during this period. But it is interesting to note that while the Navy allocated approximately $50 million for Other Production Charges (indicative that there is indeed something that actually consists of Other Production Charges, whatever such a miscellaneous category might encompass), the Air Force allocation for Other Production Charges had peaked at over $3.5 billion by 1987. This mystery was solved with the FY 1989 budget, which for the first time provided unclassified budget figures for the B-2. The Other Production Charges line dropped nearly $2 billion from the previous year.
Stealth Aircraft Budget
Actual Actual Estimated
FISCAL B-2 B-2 B-2 Other
YEAR Procurement Advanced Production
1981 50 801
1982 410 1,046
1983 820 988
1984 1200 1,413
1985 2100 1,877
1986 2400 1,941
1987 3200 3,514
1988 0 0 3600 2,977
1989 2,484 313 1,075
1990 1,638 425 563
1991 2,054 295 460
1992 2,456 455 547
1993 3,145 463 686
B-2 Annual Cost Estimates
Then-year dollars (millions)
C3I Paine Nisbet Shapiro AVERAGE
R&D TOTAL TOTAL TOTAL TOTAL
1981 50 50
1982 410 410
1983 850 1,110 701 624 820
1984 1,335 1,325 1,120 1,060 1200
1985 2,610 2,000 2,020 1,764 2100
1986 2,215 2,405 2,500 2,425 2400
1987 2,970 4,150 2,800 3,000 3200
1988 2,935 4,760 3,500 3,300 3600
* Dennis begins with the Air Force's figure of $36.6 billion in FY81 dollars, applies DOD inflation factors, and uses the accepted spendout rate formula for Air Force aircraft to arrive at these numbers for ATB procurement. Table taken from Congressional Research Service report on ATB, 4 November 1987.
Shapiro and Nisbet from Armed Forces Journal International/October 1987 P.26
But the solution of this mystery revealed an enigma -- even without the Stealth Bomber, Other Production Charges received over $1 billion in 1989, and about half a billion each year thereafter. That the remaining activity in this account covers sensitive activities was confirmed by the House Appropriations Committee in 1992, when it noted that the explanation of its $118 million reduction from the $686 million request was itself classified.<12>
A careful review of the Air Force budget fails to disclose any other program of comparable magnitude which could account for this level of expenditure. All other major Air Force programs, such as the Advanced Tactical Fighter, MILSTAR, and the Advanced Cruise Missile, have discreet and identifiable line items that account for their budgets. While the Other Production Charges line item probably included funding for the F-117A program in the early 1980s, more recent activity under that program is inconsistent with a half-billion dollar annual procurement expenditure.
The recent funding level of the Other Production Charges line item is strongly suggestive of a continuing program to procure additional stealth aircraft, and is consistent with published accounts of the TR-3A program.
This connection is further strengthened by the similarity in magnitude between the funding level of Other Production Charges, and the cash flow stream and employment at Lockheed Aeronautical Systems Group.
Like Al Capone, black aircraft may be uncovered not by sightings or hard testimony, but by an audit trail. If more money is flowing into a particular company's coffers than can be explained by the amount of aircraft or other hardware being produced, one may infer that some project is being financed that the public is not privy to. As early as 1988, for example, financial analysts printed sales estimates for Lockheed's Aeronautical Systems Group that far exceed any income explained by the firm's known programs. According to one analysis:<13>
"... Bernstein & Co. provided year-by-year Lockheed revenues for 'stealth programs' (plural) that showed increases from $563-million in 1982 to $1.126 billion in 1988, leveling off at $752-million annually in 1990 through 1992."
Another analysis noted that Lockheed's:<14>
"... Aeronautical Systems Group, based in Burbank, Calif., will receive more than $1.1 billion in 1988 government funding that cannot be attributed to any known program... Also, there are more cars in the division's parking lot than can be accounted for by employees of known programs, indicating the possible existence of a new and secret project."
Lockheed's Advanced Development unit is believed to have about 4,000 employees on its payroll, even though TR-1 and F-117A production and YF-22A prototype construction have been completed.<15> What are all these people working on?
While the production of the F-117A stealth attack aircraft has been completed, it was reported that up to a billion dollars a year is still being consumed by Lockheed Systems Co, at Burbank, CA.<16>
A study of this question by Kemper Securities analyst Lawrence Harris noted that Lockheed's revenues from classified aircraft programs was approximately $400 million in 1991:<17>
"Our analysis of Lockheed Skunk Works (Advanced Development Co.) sales suggests that despite the completion of the production portion of the F-117A and TR-1 programs, Skunk Works revenues have remained fairly robust...
Lockheed officials deny these reports, however, and offer a not-implausible explanation for the financial discrepancies. Ben Rich, President of Lockheed Advanced Development Projects Company (the Skunk Works), observed:<18>
"I have heard and read about Aurora, and I do not know what Aurora is. And it is not what we are doing in the Skunk Works. There are a whole bunch of programs out there, lots of them are sensor programs. And that is where we are applying our expertise."
Despite these denials, it is intriguing to note that the roughly half-billion dollars of unexplained Lockheed revenue neatly matches the half-billion dollars of unexplained expenditure in Other Production Charges.
It is unclear whether there are any observer reports associated with the TR-3A.
It is suggested that the TR-3A aircraft evolved from a number of 1970s era classified programs aimed at developing both a deep-interdiction strike fighter and a companion vehicle to gather target location data.<19> It appears that a plethora of black programs based on stealth techniques were recommended to the services and intelligence agencies between 1976 and 1983.<20> These included:<21>
"...the Air to Surface Technology Evaluation and Integration (ASTEI) program; created to develop concepts for an advanced deep interdiction fighter.... the Covert Survivable In-weather Reconnaissance/Strike (CSIRS) program, which was to yield two separate stealth aircraft designs.... A THAP demonstrator, which made its first flight from the secluded Groom Lake, Nev., facility in 1981. The company reportedly received a follow-on Air Force contract in 1982 to build what was to become the TR-3A, based on the THAP concept."
The single-pilot Tactical High Altitude Penetrator (THAP) design concept was a spanloader airframe design approximately 38 feet long. THAP's wingspan was 56 ft and it stood approximately 14 ft. high and had a maximum takeoff weight of 55,000 to 60,000 pounds.<22> The original THAP design reportedly relied heavily on radar-absorbing material (RAM) -- as well as blended, curved surfaces -- to reduce its radar cross section. This would contrast with the faceted surfaces of the F-117A and would probably result in a heavier aircraft than today's stealth fighter. The long-range reconnaissance mission, however, is more forgiving of extra weight than the combat mission.<23>
Another potential explanation for the triangles reportedly speeding about over the western United States is that these craft are really "proof-of-concept vehicles for the Navy's now canceled A-12 attack plane, an older technology demonstrator for the B-2 or a not-off experimental prototype."<24> Some speculate that an entire "classified fleet" of these large-winged concept demonstrators exist."<25>
The existence of a few such unique technology demonstrators is more readily reconciled with the existing evidence than would the existence of a fleet of TR- 3B aircraft. It would readily explain some of the reported sightings of unusual aircraft.
It has been suggested that the TR-3B was used in conjunction with the F-117A during Desert Storm. But this is difficult to reconcile with the nature of the targets attacked by the F-117A, which were fixed targets, such as command posts and air defense stations. These targets were carefully studied and selected during the months prior to the initiation of the air campaign. Thus it is difficult to understand precisely what function the TR-3B would have been performing to assist the F-117A, which certainly had no need for additional target acquisition support. In the absence of a more explicit suggestion as to the precise relationship between the roles of the TR-3A and the F-117A, the existence of a fleet of operational, battle-tested TR-3As must be regarded as suspect.