Aviation Photo #5923037 Rockwell-MBB X-31A - USA - Navy

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The X-31 program tried to improve the manoeuvrability of fighter planes through thrust vectoring, deflecting "paddles" behind the engine. This permits tactical manoeuvres at a 70-degree angle of attack, far beyond the stall angle of conventional aircraft. In total more than 400 flying hours were logged between 1990-1995 and 2001-2003 at Edwards AFB, CA, and NAS Patuxent River. This second and last testbed is now on display at the Deutsches Museum - Flugwerft Schleissheim.
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Canon
Model:
Canon EOS 40D
ExposureTime:
1/25
FNumber:
8/1
ISOSpeedRatings:
200
DateTimeOriginal:
2020:01:26 10:20:01
FocalLength:
16/1
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    Alastair T. Gardiner
    USA - Navy
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    Oberschleissheim
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    January 26, 2020
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