SPECIAL PROJECTS
AREA 51 HISTORY
Courtesy of
DREAMLAND RESORT  & PETER MERLIN
AIR FORCE FLIGHT TEST CENTRE

 DET 3

OPERATIONS GROUP

U.S.A.F SPECIAL PROJECTS

 

 

I HAVE IT

I HAVE IT

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SPECIAL PROJECTS

FLIGHT TEST SQUADRON

 

SPECIAL PROJECTS

FLIGHT TEST SQUADRON

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C.I.A.  U-2

 

A-12 YF-12A  M-21 TAGBOARD

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I HAVE IT   I HAVE IT ( MY OWN DESIGN)

NO KNOWN PATCHES FOR PROGRAM

AGENCIES INVOLVED WITH THE US Mig TESTING PROGRAMME
 
NATIONAL AIR & SPACE INTELLIGENCE CENTRE STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND TACTICAL AIR COMMAND UNITED STATES NAVY
WANTED

 

 

I HAVE IT

 

   
   
FOREIGN DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME AIR DEFENCE COMMAND    

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Mig TESTING SQUADRONS
 
 
4477th TEF

RED EAGLES

WHITE STAR

  4477th TES

RED EAGLES

BLACK  STAR

4477th TES

RED EAGLES

WHITE STAR

I HAVE IT

THANKS BILL Z

 

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I HAVE IT
In April 1977, the 4477th Test and Evaluation Flight (TEF) was activated under the 57th Tactical Training Wing.

In July 1979, the 4477th TEF begins flight operations at Tonopah Test Range

In May 1980 ? The 4477th TEF was redesignated the 4477th Test and Evaluation Squadron (TES) under command of the 57th Fighter Weapons Wing. In August of that year the squadron was placed under the command and control of the Deputy Commander, Tactics and Test, 57th FWW (57FWW/DT).

In September 1985, the 4477th TES was reassigned under the command and control of the Deputy Commander, Adversary Tactics, 57th FWW (57FWW/AT).

In March 1988, Project CONSTANT PEG was discontinued due to budget cuts but the 4477th TES was not inactivated until July 1990. Remaining assets were reconstituted as Detachment 2 of the 57th FWW. (It became DET 2, 57FW in October 1991 and DET 2, 57th WG in April 1993)

 

YF-110C,YF-110L, YF-112C, YF-113B,YF-113E, YF-114D, YF-116A
RED HAT SQUADRON

6513d TEST SQUADRON

SPECIAL PROJECTS FLIGHT TEST SQUADRON

RED HAT SQUADRON

6513d TEST SQUADRON

SPECIAL PROJECTS FLIGHT TEST SQUADRON

I HAVE ORIGINAL

Thanks Bill Z

I HAVE IT

 

 
  HAVE DRILL/ DOUGHNUT

 

  WANTED
 

In May 1973, when Project HAVE IDEA was initiated for joint technical and tactical evaluation of Soviet aircraft types, the tactical evaluation flights of foreign aircraft at Area 51 were undertaken by Detachment 1, 57th Fighter Weapons Wing. Operations were conducted in conjunction with technical evaluation by the 6512th Test Squadron (TEST OPS), Special Projects Branch, (which later became the 6513th Test Squadron, RED HATS) from Edwards AFB.

In April 1977, the 4477th Test and Evaluation Flight (TEF) was activated under the 57th Tactical Training Wing.

In July 1979, the 4477th TEF begins flight operations at Tonopah Test Range.

In May 1980 ? The 4477th TEF was redesignated the 4477th Test and Evaluation Squadron (TES) under command of the 57th Fighter Weapons Wing. In August of that year the squadron was placed under the command and control of the Deputy Commander, Tactics and Test, 57th FWW (57FWW/DT).

In September 1985, the 4477th TES was reassigned under the command and control of the Deputy Commander, Adversary Tactics, 57th FWW (57FWW/AT).

In March 1988, Project CONSTANT PEG was discontinued due to budget cuts but the 4477th TES was not inactivated until July 1990. Remaining assets were reconstituted as Detachment 2 of the 57th FWW. (It became DET 2, 57FW in October 1991 and DET 2, 57th WG in April 1993)

In October 1996, DET 2, 57 WG, became Detachment 3 of the 53rd Test and Evaluation Group.

 
DET -2    57TH WING

57th WING based at Nellis AFB

But DET-2 Operates Off location

TONAPAH

DET-3    53RD TEG

ex DET-2    57 FW

TONAPAH

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Mig Testing at Area 51- Special Projects Web Site, By T D Barnes
OTHER CLASSIFIED PROGRAMMES

 

 
F-22

LOW OBSERVABLES FIGHT TEST

BOEING 

"BIRD OF PREY"

YF-118G

  DC-130 FLIGHT CREW

TRI-SERVICE STANDOFF ATTACK MISSILE 

TSSAM CRUISE MISSILE

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YF-113G TACIT BLUE YF-24

 DEMONSTRATOR ??

FOLLOW ON PROGRAM FROM THE YF-24

 

WANTED WANTED

 

I HAVE IT

 

WANTED
HAVE BLUE

 

     

ORIGINAL HAVE BLUE TEAM DECAL

 

     
I HAVE IT

Thanks PM

     
 

F-117A NIGHTHAWK

PS-33 / PS-88

The United States Air Force, at the beginning of the F-117 program, had an acquisition command (Air Force Systems Command) and a support command (Air Force Logistics Command).  The F-117 program was begun by AFSC using a carve-out System Program Office (SPO) established within the Aeronautical Systems Center (ASC) at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.  At an early date in the program’s development, AFLC was brought in by including a few individuals who worked in Detachment 6, 2762d Logistics Support Squadron (SP), under the HQ AFLC/AZ Special Projects Office, located at WPAFB, OH.  Det 6, located at Norton AFB, CA, (PS-33) provided critical logistics support for the SR-71.  Even though the SR-71 was no longer a strictly black program, Det 6 provided a handy cover for AFLC’s participation in the program, plus a pool of logistics specialists, with black program experience and the required security clearances, who were familiar with the Lockheed Skunk Works and who were located in close proximity to Lockheed’s Burbank plant.

This began a transitional period for the AFLC participants in the program.  Plans were soon made to move the support work to McClellan AFB (PS-88) and close the Detachment, so a gradual transfer of responsibility was begun.  As SM-ALC/QLA’s capability grew and as Detachment incumbents departed for other jobs, work was transferred to McClellan AFB employees performing temporary duty at Norton AFB.  Finally, the people and warehouse assets were moved to McClellan in June-July 1985 and the Detachment was deactivated.

SPECIAL PROJECTS

 

WANTED

 

PS-77

A depot was established in 1984 to accomplish repairs and install modifications on the aircraft.  This depot, first located in Lockheed’s Palmdale Plant 10 (PS-77), eventually took the place of Lockheed Depot Field Teams performing the depot work on site at PS-66.  Half of an existing Lockheed hangar, Building 602, was secured, and appropriate fencing was installed around it, including a taxiway gate to allow C-5s into the vicinity of the building for loading and unloading.  This enabled the concept of Compatibility Updates (CU’s) to be implemented, in which an attempt was made to create blocks of aircraft having the same or similar configurations.

BLUE STREAK

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F -117 NIGHTHAWK

SYSTEM PROGRAM OFFICE

PETE'S DRAGON

 

   
WANTED I HAVE IT

 

   
4450th TG  ( A Unit )

Activated Oct 1979

4451st TS ( P Unit )

Activated June 11th 1981

4450th TS ( I Unit )

Activated July 15th 1981

 

4452nd (Q Unit)

Activated Oct 15th 1979

A-7

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I HAVE IT
 

 

OTHERS

Decal of a design that has appeared in a number of interesting places: F-117A pilot's flight helmet (1993), TACIT BLUE cockpit (1996), government and civilian vehicles in Las Vegas (2005) and Edwards (2007)

 

This Sigma decal is another symbol associated with Black Projects at Area 51 from the Special Projects Flight Test Squadron in the mid- to late 1990's.
STICKER STICKER STICKER STICKER
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SAWBLADE

EMBLEM SEEN ON VEHICLES 2009

 

     
Meaning - Cutting Edge Technology?

Linked to a Program?

WANTED

 
     
   
RQ-170 
30th Reconnaissance Squadron 
Tonopah Test 
Range, Nev

 

RQ-170 
30th Reconnaissance Squadron 
Tonopah Test 
Range, Nev

 

   
I HAVE IT WANTED

 

 

   
DESERT PROWLER

 

DESERT PROWLER DESERT PROWLER II POLECAT 2
I HAVE IT

I HAVE IT I HAVE IT WANTED

 

       
413th FLIGHT TEST SQUADRON

Based at EDWARDS AFB , NORTH BASE but carries out Classified work at Operating Locations like Tonopah Test Range and Groom Lake.

 

NUTCRACKERS   413th Flight Test Squadron PROJECT ZIPPER
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MORE WITH LESS      
WANTED

 

     
 
 
AIR COMBAT COMMAND

ADVANCED PROGRAMS

  LOCKHEED

VINDICATOR

I HAVE IT   I HAVE IT
AREA 51 GHOST SQUADRON
A SECRET SQUADRON / FROM DEEP IN THE NIGHT / DON'T ASK ANY QUESTIONS

 

G.H.O.S.T
I HAVE IT WANTED WANTED

"I COULD TELL YOU BUT THEN YOU WOULD HAVE TO BE DESTROYED BY ME"

EMBLEMS FROM THE PENTAGONS BLACK WORLD

TREVOR PAGLAN - WEB SITE

 

E.G. & G.
   
       
I HAVE IT WANTED    

 

SUPPORT

 
The 1835 EIS "Roadrunners"  worked on communications projects at classified locations in Nevada during the mid 80-s until Norton AFB was closing and the unit disbanded in 1988. The 1849 EIS "49's"  worked on communications projects at classified locations.   22nd MAS

C-5 TRANSPORT OF BLACK PROJECTS INTO AREA 51

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FUN PATCHES !
       
       
       

" JANET FLIGHT"

JANET AREA 51

 

JANET AIRLINES 

CONFIRMED NOT JANET /AREA 51 RELATED

       
GROOM LAKE

AREA 51 TEST FACILITY

GROOM LAKE

AREA 51 TEST FACILITY

 

AREA 51 TEST SITE

POLICE

 
GROOM LAKE

S-4  AREA 51 TEST FACILITY

NEVADA

       
GROOM LAKE

AREA 51 TEST FACILITY

 
GROOM LAKE

AREA 51 TEST FACILITY

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