American X-Vehicles: An Inventory-X-1 to X-50 by Dennis R Jenkins, Tony Landis, Jay Miller

By Dennis R Jenkins, Tony Landis, Jay Miller

For it slow, it appeared the sequence of experimental plane subsidized through the U.S. govt had run its direction. among the overdue Nineteen Forties and the past due Nineteen Seventies, virtually thirty designations have been allotted to plane intended to discover new flight regimes or untried applied sciences. Then, mostly, it ended. yet there has been a resurgence within the mid- to past due- Nineties, and as we input the fourth yr of the hot millennia, the designations are as much as X-50.

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The plan is to convert an early prototype Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor with a large delta wing (similar to that pro­ posed for the FB-22) and advanced thrust vectoring nozzles for flight control. Thrust vectoring—the ability to turn the jet exhaust—allows an aircraft to create forces with its engines similar to the forces created by aerodynamic surfaces such as flaps, rudders, and stabilators. The result would be a structurally simple, light airframe, with increased fuel vol­ ume and better “stealth” characteristics since there would be no movable aerodynamic control surfaces.

Lockheed Martin via the Tony Landis Collection) The X-35 was the Lockheed Martin Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) demonstrator, competing with the Boeing X-32. In November 1996 Boeing and Lockheed Martin were awarded contracts to build two Concept Demonstrator Aircraft (CDA)—one Conventional Take-Off and Landing (CTOL) version and one Short Take-Off and Vertical Landing (STOVL) version—each. The aircraft were not intended to be fighter prototypes, but rather to prove that the selected design concepts would work, hence the use of X-series designations.

It is known that at least Boeing Seattle and Boeing Phantom Works participated in the program. Phase I was apparently used as a jump start for the Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV) programs, and the rest of FATE was seemingly cancelled before being started. American X-Vehicles: An Inventory X-1 to X-50 49 X-40A The Boeing Company First Flight: 11 August 1998 Sponsors: USAF, NASA Last Flight: 18 May 2001 Fastest Flight: 300 mph (approx) Total Flights: 8 Highest Flight: 15,000 feet (approx) The X-40A landing after Free Flight 4A on 5 May 2001.

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