Martin X-24B
Martin - X-24B - 1973 - США
Страна: США
Год: 1973

Единственный экземпляр
Lifting-body research aircraft
Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation

Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation

Martin Marietta X-24 (USA)
   The X-23A was a small unmanned lifting-body research vehicle built to prove the aerodynamic characteristics of the basic design. From it was developed the SV-5P (piloted low-speed test aircraft), designated X-24A by the USAF. This made its first rocket-powered flight on 19 March 1970. In 1972 the X-24A was stripped down and rebuilt as the X-24B, the previous 'bulbous wedge-shaped' fuselage giving way to a new triangular cross-section with the flat-side underneath. The X-24B flew for the first time on 1 August 1973 and made its final powered flight on 23 September 1975.
1 августа 1973г.: первый полет без включения двигателя выполнил экспериментальный летательный аппарат с несущим корпусом Martin Marietta X-24B, модернизированный из X-24A.
На снимке изображен самолет NASA812, один из F-104N, использовавшихся для подготовки астронавтов. Снимок сделан в конце 1960-х годов, когда эта машина летала в качестве самолета сопровождения при испытаниях летательного аппарата с несущим корпусом Martin X-24A.
Старт модернизированного ракетоплана X-24B над пустыней Мохаве, 1973 г.
X-24B, авиабаза Эдвардс, 1972г.
Martin Marietta X-24B lifting-body research vehicle
Martin Marietta X-24B lifting-body research vehicle mounted beneath the wing of a B-52 for air-launch
The X-24B, 13551, slung beneath the wing of the B-52 mother aircraft.
The USAF serial 13551 on the X-24B betrays the fact that it is simply the X-24A within a new outer shell.
View of the X-24B during the approach and landing phase. Touchdown was made at about 180kt, and 64 trouble-free landings were completed by the X-24A/B from April 1969 to November 1975.
Martin Marietta X-24B lifting-body research vehicle
The X-24B gliding into touchdown at Nasa’s Dryden Flight Research Center, California, piloted by John A. Manke.
The "business end" of the X-24B, showing the orifice of the 8,800lb thrust Thiokol rocket motor nestling between the large control surfaces.