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User currently offlineVafi88 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 17
Posted (12 years 2 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2417 times:

I was searching for the fastest plane in the world (unofficial record) and I can't seem to find anything on it. If you would help me out please. Any info (especially pictures) are appreciated.


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User currently offlineHeavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2405 times:

http://www.dfrc.nasa.gov/gallery/photo/X-15/

Hope that helps.


User currently offlineSJC-Alien From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 919 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 2 hours ago) and read 2334 times:

.........I always thought the SR-71 was the fastest....(Classified at Top Secret)....

maybe I am wrong...!

SJC Alien


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2313 times:

SR-71 is fastest airbreathing plane (ie not rocket powered)...the X-15 was rocket powered plus it was launched from an NB-52A at about 45,000 feet or so, so it depends on your personal viewpoint...

Greg



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User currently offlineBroke From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1322 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2319 times:

The X-15 went in excess of Mach 6.5 (4500 mph) and 370,000 feet (not on the same flight). there were 3 built, one was lost during the program, one is at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC and the other is at the Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio. You can get pictures of the X-15 from the Air Force Museum web site at http://www.wpafb.af.mil/museum/

There is a book by Jay Miller called The X-Planes which has excellent articles on all the X Planes. A new release came out last year and should be available at most aviation book stores.
The X-15 was launched from a B-52 at about 35,000 feet.


User currently offlineSJC-Alien From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 919 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2273 times:

..........Cool...
I always thought that the SR-71 was a twin-engined X-15 variant anyways...slightly modified,,,,,if you look at it and expand on it....could be, ya know,,,,but had to be an air-breather...I imagine the fuel supply on the X-15 was rather short in duration...

Alien


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