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2014.09.06


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X-15B NAME
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Experimental Sub-orbital Vehicle
 
The story which didn't happen ... outside Atlantic Air Combat
 

See also: B52 Stratobomber.Notes Sub-Item Sub-Item Sub-Item
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experim

 

 

 

Specifications
X-15A1      
Length 56' 01.5" 17.107 m XLR11, boom
- 50' 01.0" 15.265 m XLR11, Qbal nose
- 55' 02.5" 16.828 m XLR99, boom
- 49' 02.0" 14.986 m XLR99, Qbal nose
Wing Span 22' 04.0" 6.807 m Standard
Height 155.667" 3.954 m Standard
Wing area 200 ft 18.6 m -
Weight.Empty/landing 10800 lb 6265 kg -
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Weight.MT0/launch 33500 lb 15209 kg -
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Thiokol XLR99.RM2 70400 lbf at 30 km -
Speed Maximum 3928 kn 7274 km/h -
Fuel Internal (litres) LoX:3914 L NH3:5470 L -
Fuel External - - -
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Service ceiling 354330 ft 108000 m -
Rate of climb (ft/min) 60000 304.8 m/s (18288 m/min)
Ariframes : 3 56.6670
56.6671
56.6672
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X-15A2      
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Length 51' 11.0" 15.824 m XLR99, Qbal nose
Wing Span 22' 04.0" 6.807 m Standard
Height 155.667" 3.954 m Standard
Wing area 200 ft 18.6 m -
Weight.Empty/landing 14500 lb   6583 kg no fuel tanks
- 14600 lb   6628 kg fuel t; jettisoned
- 16050 lb   7287 kg id + ablative
Weight.MT0/launch 33250 lb 15096 kg no fuel tanks
- 51600 lb 23426 kg with fuel tanks
- 52050 lb 23631 kg fuel + ablative
Thiokol XLR99.RM2 70400 lbf at 30 km -
Speed Maximum 3928 kn 7274 km/h -
Fuel Internal (litres) LoX:3914 L NH3:5470 L -
Fuel External Lox:7619 lb NH3:5774 lb -
Fuel Tanks dim 22' 00.0"L 33.75" Weight:300 lb@
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Service ceiling 354330 ft 108000 m -
Rate of climb (ft/min) 60000 - -
Ariframes : 1 -
56.6671
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Bogusz, I suggest the following comparison of data, assuming that "no pitot" is equivalent to "Qball nose"...

 

 

 

 

X-15A1

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   Aerofax  
Length

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56' 01.5" - XLR11, boom
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-00'03.0"

50' 01.0" 49' 10.0" XLR11, Qbal nose
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55' 02.5" - XLR99, boom
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+00'13.0"

49' 02.0" 50' 03.0" XLR99, Qbal nose
Wing Span

OK

22' 04.0" 22' 04.0" Standard
Height

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155.667" 3.954 m Standard
X-15A2

DIFF

  Aerofax  
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Length

+00'06.0"

51' 11.0" 52' 05.0" XLR99, Qbal nose
Wing Span

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22' 04.0" 6.807 m Standard
Height

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155.667" 3.954 m Standard

 

 

 

 
 

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