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Twin-turbojet X-3
Code Number:
TARV01P13_17
Title:
Twin-turbojet X-3
The X-3 made its first flight at Edwards Air Force Base on Oct. 20, 1952. It first flew supersonically in June 1953. This research aircraft would fly by taking off from the ground, not dropped from a "mothership". The data obtained from the X-3 program was used in the development of the F-104, X-15, SR-71 and other high performance aircraft that came after the X-3.

Span: 22 feet 8 inches
Length: 66 feet 10 inches
Height: 12 feet 6 inches
Weight: 22,400 lbs. maximum
Engines: 2 Westinghouse J-34s of 3,370 lbs. thrust each turbojets, (4,900 lbs. thrust with afterburner)

maximum speed: Designed for Mach 2
Service ceiling: 38,000 feet
Keywords:
Douglas X-3 Stiletto, High Speed, Supersonic, NACA, sleek, Research Aircraft, Aviation, Experimental, Flying Machine, history, Archive
Image by:
Wernher Krutein

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