The historic video was made available as a courtesy of the USN Patuxent R. Naval Aviation Museum Association. Thanks to the Navy,
QUIET AIRCRAFT ASSOCIATION
In the mid-1960's, Lockheed engineers turned their attention to the challenge of designing a quiet aircraft that could see (but not be seen or heard) in the night. The Quiet Aircraft Association is proud to present the history of the quiet aircraft and the accomplishments of the men involved with these aircraft--from the Vietnam War to the present.
Notes: The Quiet Thruster (QT) series Aircraft consisted of two Experimental QT-2s (no logo with tail numbers N2471 (and 2) W. They were converted to tactical military aircraft with non-standard tail # 1 and #2 for the Prize Crew Operational Evaluation (OpEval, QT-2PC Logo ), and later refurbished/upgraded for the Prize Crew II OpEval (Chem Meo Logo). Still later, both aircraft were returned to the Navy and renamed X-26Bs with non-standard tail number 5345 (no known logo). The Q-Star Aircraft was a Lockheed Missiles & spacew Co "house" test aircraft with Tail Number N5713S (no logo). The YO-3As (tail numbers 69-18000 to -18010) were Pre-Production Full-Scale-Development Observation Aircraft, hence the "Y".
QAA Articles of Incorporation. Please select PDF Logo below