SM Atlas missile testbed. It also chronicles hair-raising moments inside the cockpit, with a pilot's-eye view of the prototypes in flight. The program captures the clandestine world where amazing flying machines are hatched amid freewheeling brainstorming, cost-conscious compromising, and nervous speculation about what the other side has up its sleeve.
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NOVA | Battle of the X-Planes | TV Program Description | PBS
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Battle of the X-Planes
Within the high-tech, high-risk competition to create the latest U. Published 3 years ago Join senior military, aviation engineers and test pilots in a race to create a single aircraft that meets three criteria — that the winning plane be stealthy, affordable and adaptable to different needs of the Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps.
First aircraft to fly with variable wing sweep. Hypersonichigh-altitude flight.
List of X-planes
NOVA's film crew was part of a small group allowed into both camps, in the first-ever inside look at a Department of Defense weapons competition. SM Atlas missile testbed. The X-PlanesSpeciality Press, First aircraft to break the sound barrier in level flight.
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NOVA | Battle of the X-Planes | PBS
Boundary layer control : The program captures the clandestine world where amazing flying machines are hatched amid freewheeling brainstorming, cost-conscious compromising, and nervous speculation about what the other side has up its sleeve.
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While the Lockheed Martin X has a traditional rear-mounted engine, with a separate lift fan mounted in front for vertical landings, the Boeing X does the entire job with one engine. Accessed May 8, Single stage to orbit spaceplane xx-planes Retrieved from " https: Thrust vectoring supermaneuverability : Filmed over four years, the battle of the X-Planes reveals the breakthrough designs, heartbreaking setbacks, adrenaline-fueled test flights, and a final nail-biting decision — the winner of the most lucrative contract in military history, the Joint Strike Fighter.