Northrop Grumman Corp.'s modified F-5E Shaped Sonic Boom Demonstration (SSBD).The nose glove extends the length of the fuselage and nearly doubles its cross-sectional area. The aircraft is a modified F-5E which has a 42.5 inch extension to the nose to make it the same length as a two seat F-5F. Besides the large fairing under the fuselage is a smaller fairing under each inlet. By modifying the shape of an aircraft, the shape and behavior of shock waves--and therefore the intensity of a sonic boom--can be significantly altered . On display at the Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum, Titusville Florida.