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10 Aug 2015 admin In G+ Posts

Comments: 17

  1. The sr-27 blackheead? Otherwise known as a spy plane.

  2. X-15 launched from an NB-52, just before it ignites its engines and zoom climbs to the edge of the atmosphere. Top Speed Mach 6.7.

  3. Eric Stoliker 10 Aug 2015 Reply

    They said it would do more then 6.7 even though it burned part of the tail off at that speed. 1.5 million hp and the first throttleable rocket.

  4. Brent Burzycki 10 Aug 2015 Reply

    Engine with wings…

    The North American X-15 was a hypersonic rocket-powered aircraft operated by the United States Air Force and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration as part of the X-plane series of experimental aircraft. The X-15 set speed and altitude records in the 1960s, reaching the edge of outer space and returning with valuable data used in aircraft and spacecraft design. As of July 2015, the X-15 holds the official world record for the highest speed ever reached by a manned, powered aircraft. Its maximum speed was 4,520 miles per hour (7,274 km/h), or Mach 6.72.[1]

    During the X-15 program, 13 flights by eight pilots met the Air Force spaceflight criterion by exceeding the altitude of 50 miles (80 km), thus qualifying the pilots for astronaut status. The Air Force pilots qualified for astronaut wings immediately, while the civilian pilots were awarded NASA astronaut wings in 2005, 35 years after the last X-15 flight. The sole Navy pilot in the X-15 program never took the aircraft above the requisite 50 mile altitude.[2][3]

    Of all the X-15 missions, two flights (by the same pilot) qualified as space flights per the international (Fédération Aéronautique Internationale) definition of a spaceflight by exceeding 100 kilometers (62.1 mi) in altitude.

  5. Somsak panjing 10 Aug 2015 Reply

    นักบินทนต่อแรงจีได้เพียง 3.2 จีเท่านั้น

  6. Daniel Kuciel 11 Aug 2015 Reply

    +Brent Burzycki …to the T

  7. +c/a Thaddeus Armentrout The plane you're looking for is the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird.

  8. Aniket Ghag 11 Aug 2015 Reply

    its SR-17 Blackbird

  9. Aniket Ghag 11 Aug 2015 Reply

    +Brent Burzycki cool dude

  10. Penny Wakeman 11 Aug 2015 Reply

    Sweet shiz

  11. Gary Woz 11 Aug 2015 Reply

    Can't zoom in great, but the chase plane is a F104 right

  12. +Gary Woz Cant tell if it's an F-104 or a T-38.

  13. Good

  14. Jaasim Mulla 12 Aug 2015 Reply

    X-15 Rocket Plane

  15. Terry Hill 28 Aug 2015 Reply

    I think it was the first aircraft to break the sound barrier

  16. Jaasim Mulla 28 Aug 2015 Reply

    +Terry Hill​ That would be the Bell X-1

  17. Timothy Baskett 28 Aug 2015 Reply

    +Terry Hill The Bell X-1, flown by Chuck Yeager in 1947 was the first "official" supersonic flight.

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