Manufacturer: Northrop

Model: unknown

Name: White Ray

Type: Research


Status: Experimental

Country: United States of America

Service: U.S. Air Force

Designation: unknown


The White Ray was a sub-scale stealth demonstrator studied at the same time as TACIT BLUE... Real name or designation of this little-known prototype are still veiled in secrecy!


This aircraft was created by using the Tacit Blue prototype as a basis. Original picture can be found here: [link]

Viewers' comments:
  • Wowee, that's really something, and like many of your works it's very modelable.  Thumbs Up Bow But are you sure that in 30 years time the DoD won't release information that it really DID exist? Huh?  Wink cheesy (PR19_Kit)
  • It is a strange looking plane (of course so was the Tacit Blue), but I kind of like it. (ONI-Defense)
  • So interesting. Tacit blue was almost like a drone design with cockpit. This is off the map, a B-58-meets-Winnebago look! (Rekalnus)
  • Unique sir! (theF-man)
  • Nice!  I look at that and instantly think sci-fi VIP shuttle.  Just needs some markings  8)  Would be neat if the mother ship had a custom triangular inset on the hull somewhere for it to hook into for docking. (Cliffy B)
  • *snicker* Plausible intermediate step as a tech demonstrator. (elmayerle)
  • In the novel by Ralph Peters, War in 2020, there's a specialized aircraft that was called, the White Light,which had very advanced tactical systems. This would be a perfect representation of that plane. When I saw the thumbnail,I thought of Tacit Blue, nice work... (Bakerdezign)
  • It's always amazing how you can take weird or interesting aircraft and make them even weirder, more interesting, or better fullfilling the dreams and potentials of said aircraft. Your creativity is always fun, interesting, and educational! Keep up the great fun! :D (dinobatfan)
  • Interesting delta version (Erik Simonsen)
  • The White Ray picture is not fantasy dreaming: look at the shadow on the ground... (Congratulations!) :-* Thanks to reveal this beauty (Tophe)
  • For some reason the White Ray looks like a VTOL jet to me. (GTX_Admin)
  • Small stealth transport to parachute special forces teams of four or less and do supply drops. (finsrin)
  • I thought the white-ray had gull-wing doors! Sort of a retro-stealth commuter aircraft. I got a VTOL vibe from it, too - must be the intakes and  the head-on view. (Frank3k)
  • it looks like the perfect corporate jet for a flamboyant billionaire (arc3371)

My comments:

Well, I was thinking more along the lines of a sub-scale B-2 bomber demonstrator! But then... why not a (very original) bizjet? The kind Howard Hughes would have purchase for himself were he still alive, for sure!