The Shadow War The Shadow War Published Dec 13, 2001 9:50 PM Gadgets SHARE by Illustration by: Garry Marshall This drawing of a long-range, vertical-landing-and-takeoff aircraft, based on patents filed by Lockheed Martin, may already be flying. It could launch from an aircraft carrier. (Detail: Fan for ascent and descent.) Gadgets MORE TO READ RELATED Great gifts for the nerdy runner in your life I'm a nerdy runner myself, so you can trust me on this one. READ NOW RELATED 11 gifts for the person who cooks your dinner Gifts for your husband, wife, mom, dad, roommate, whatever. RELATED Gifts for your bald friends Help your follicularly-impaired colleagues get a-head of the game.