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The X-15 Pictures

Fri May 24, 2002 10:33 am

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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RE: The X-15 Pictures

Fri May 24, 2002 12:38 pm

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RE: The X-15 Pictures

Mon May 27, 2002 9:04 pm

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

maybe I am wrong...!

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RE: The X-15 Pictures

Tue May 28, 2002 5:17 am

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...

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RE: The X-15 Pictures

Tue May 28, 2002 7:41 am

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

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.
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RE: The X-15 Pictures

Wed May 29, 2002 9:45 am

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...


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