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X Series of U.S. Experimental AirplanesCreated by: PICRYL - Public Domain Media Search EngineDated: 2017
The X-planes are a series of experimental United States aircraft and rockets, used to test and evaluate new technologies and aerodynamic concepts. They have an X designator, which indicates the research mission within the US system of aircraft designations.
The first, the Bell X-1, became well known in 1947 after it became the first aircraft to break the sound barrier in level flight.
Most of the X-planes have been operated by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) or, later, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), often in conjunction with the United States Air Force.
The majority of X-plane testing has occurred at Edwards Air Force Base. Some of the X-planes have been well publicized, while others have been developed in secrecy. Most X-planes are not expected to go into full-scale production.
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XB-43 Side View - A black and white photo of a plane on a runway

XB-43 Side View - A black and white photo of a plane on a runway

aahs_p005698 Public domain photograph of a bomber aircraft, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

XB-48 High View - A large airplane sitting on top of an airport tarmac

XB-48 High View - A large airplane sitting on top of an airport tarmac

NARA B26388..15 April 47 Public domain photograph of jet aircraft, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

X-1 On Display, NASA history collection

X-1 On Display, NASA history collection

Description (1948) A Bell Aircraft Corporation X-1 series aircraft on display at an Open House at NACA Muroc Flight Test Unit or High-Speed Flight Research Station hangar on South Base of Edwards Air Force Base... More

XB-51 Taxi with Chute 1

XB-51 Taxi with Chute 1

NARA B26540..29 Jun 50 Public domain photograph of aircraft, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

XB-51 Low Front Quarter 2

XB-51 Low Front Quarter 2

NARA B26521..11 Jul 51 Public domain photograph of jet aircraft, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

XB-51 Two Ship Flyby, US Air Force Photo

XB-51 Two Ship Flyby, US Air Force Photo

NARA B26545..11 Jul 51 Public domain photograph of aircraft, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

X-2 with Collapsed Nose Wheel. Experimental NASA aircraft photograph.

X-2 with Collapsed Nose Wheel. Experimental NASA aircraft photograph.

(1952) This photograph shows the X-2 #2 with a collapsed nose landing gear after landing on the first glide flight at Edwards Air Force Base. The aircraft pitched at landing, slid along its main skid and contac... More

NACA pilot A. Scott Crossfield next to the D-558-2 after first Mach 2 flight

NACA pilot A. Scott Crossfield next to the D-558-2 after first Mach 2 ...

Description: (November 20, 1953) NACA pilot A. Scott Crossfield next to the D-558-2 after first Mach 2 flight...Albert S. Scott; Crossfield joined the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA--the pred... More

D-558-2 being mounted to P2B-1S launch aircraft

D-558-2 being mounted to P2B-1S launch aircraft

Description (1953) This 1953 NACA High-Speed Flight Research Station photograph shows the Douglas D-558-2 #2 Skyrocket (NACA 144), prior to flight, being towed under the P2B-1S (Navy designation for the Air For... More

D-558-2 being mounted to P2B-1S launch aircraft in hangar

D-558-2 being mounted to P2B-1S launch aircraft in hangar

Description (1954) This 1954 photograph shows a Douglas D-558-2 under the P2B-1S (Navy designation for a B-29) launch aircraft. The P2B-1S has been lifted on mechanical jacks in the hangar for a possible "fit c... More

An air-to-air right side view of an XB-70 Valkyrie aircraft

An air-to-air right side view of an XB-70 Valkyrie aircraft

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

XV-8A Fleep Prototype. NASA public domain image colelction.

XV-8A Fleep Prototype. NASA public domain image colelction.

Full scale of XV-8A Fleep prototype, a flexible wing aircraft built by Ryan, was flown in the Full Scale Tunnel

Schlieren of X-20 Dyna Soar mounted on 624-A Titan III Booster ARC-1969-AC-30351-1

Schlieren of X-20 Dyna Soar mounted on 624-A Titan III Booster ARC-196...

Schlieren of X-20 Dyna Soar mounted on 624-A Titan III Booster

B-70 Roll Out 4, US Air Force Photo

B-70 Roll Out 4, US Air Force Photo

NARA RG 342-B Records of USAF..KE15868, roll out, Palmdale, 11 May 64

Armstrong in NASA Ames' Bell X-14

Armstrong in NASA Ames' Bell X-14

Description (February 1964) photograph by NASA photographer Lee Jones. .Neil Armstrong in cockpit of the Ames Bell X-14 airplane at NASA's Ames Research Center...Image # A-32136-4

Woody Cook standing by X-14 ARC-1967-A-38907

Woody Cook standing by X-14 ARC-1967-A-38907

Woody Cook standing by X-14 Public domain photograph of NASA experimental aircraft development, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Pilot Major Cecil Powell and the X-24A on Lakebed

Pilot Major Cecil Powell and the X-24A on Lakebed

(November 30, 1970) Air Force pilot Major Cecil Powell stands in front of the X-24A after a research flight. Built for the Air Force by Martin Marietta, the X-24A was a bulbous vehicle shaped like a tear drop, ... More

B-70 Museum Tow 4, US Air Force Photo

B-70 Museum Tow 4, US Air Force Photo

NARA RG342-B..Tow from old museum to new museum Public domain photograph of experimental aircraft, prototype, aviation design and development, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Artwork: "Lockheed XF-90" Artist: Leon Tallon

Artwork: "Lockheed XF-90" Artist: Leon Tallon

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A front view of an XV-15A tilt-rotor technology demonstration aircraft in flight during the celebration of the 75th anniversary of naval aviation

A front view of an XV-15A tilt-rotor technology demonstration aircraft...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Pensacola State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Paquette Release Status: Rel... More

Artwork: "Curtis Ascender XP-55". Artist: Edward Kirk

Artwork: "Curtis Ascender XP-55". Artist: Edward Kirk

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

3rd and Future Generation Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV)

3rd and Future Generation Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV)

This artist’s concept is of the X-33 Advanced Technology Demonstrator, a subscale prototype Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV), in its 1997 configuration. Named the Venture Star, this vehicle manufactured by Lockhee... More

X-33 (Leeward) Aeroshell flight test instrumentation bond verification procedure (shop) ARC-1998-AC98-0186-4

X-33 (Leeward) Aeroshell flight test instrumentation bond verification...

X-33 (Leeward) Aeroshell flight test instrumentation bond verification procedure (shop)

X-33 Aeroshell Flight Test Instrumentation.  (leeward) ARC-1998-AC98-0186-19

X-33 Aeroshell Flight Test Instrumentation. (leeward) ARC-1998-AC98-0...

X-33 Aeroshell Flight Test Instrumentation. (leeward) Public domain photograph related to electric instruments, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Thermal Evaluaion of X-37 Body Flap Sea test in Panel Test Facility PTF-115 ARC-2003-ACD03-0242-071

Thermal Evaluaion of X-37 Body Flap Sea test in Panel Test Facility PT...

Thermal Evaluaion of X-37 Body Flap Sea test in Panel Test Facility PTF-115

Thermal Evaluaion of X-37 Body Flap Sea test in Panel Test Facility PTF-115 With Winnie Chen, Boeing test engineer ARC-2003-ACD03-0242-007

Thermal Evaluaion of X-37 Body Flap Sea test in Panel Test Facility PT...

Thermal Evaluaion of X-37 Body Flap Sea test in Panel Test Facility PTF-115 With Winnie Chen, Boeing test engineer

Pathfinder. Public domain image of NASA aircraft.

Pathfinder. Public domain image of NASA aircraft.

Pictured in the high bay, is the X-34 Technology Demonstrator in the process of completion. The X-34 wass part of NASA's Pathfinder Program which demonstrated advanced space transportation technologies through ... More

NASA Dryden Flight Research Center's workhorse B-52B launch aircraft, known as NASA 008, displays new markings. EC04-0197-4

NASA Dryden Flight Research Center's workhorse B-52B launch aircraft, ...

NASA Dryden Flight Research Center's workhorse B-52B launch aircraft, known as NASA 008, displays new markings.

EDWARDS, Calif. – ED13-0142-11: The truck and trailer that transported the Dream Chaser engineering test article from Sierra Nevada Corporation, or SNC, Space Systems facility in Louisville, Colo., arrives on the aircraft ramp at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., early in the morning. Based on NASA's HL-20 lifting body design, the Dream Chaser will begin its approach-and-landing flight test program in collaboration with NASA's Commercial Crew Program this summer.    SNC is one of three companies working with NASA's Commercial Crew Program, or CCP, during the agency's Commercial Crew Integrated Capability, or CCiCap, initiative, which is intended to lead to the availability of commercial human spaceflight services for government and commercial customers. To learn more about CCP and its industry partners, visit www.nasa.gov/commercialcrew. Image credit: NASA/Tom Tschida KSC-2013-2361

EDWARDS, Calif. – ED13-0142-11: The truck and trailer that transported...

EDWARDS, Calif. – ED13-0142-11: The truck and trailer that transported the Dream Chaser engineering test article from Sierra Nevada Corporation, or SNC, Space Systems facility in Louisville, Colo., arrives on t... More

Electric Motor Test Stand Will Help With Future X-planes

Electric Motor Test Stand Will Help With Future X-planes

Yohan Lin, Airvolt integration lead, prepares the electric propulsion test stand. Monroe Conner

Bell XFM-1 rear view, Space and Aviation museum SDASM

Bell XFM-1 rear view, Space and Aviation museum SDASM

PictionID:55689695 - Catalog:21_000009.tif - Title:Bell XFM-1 36-351 - Filename:21_000009.tif - ---Image from the Jay Miller Collection. Please Tag these images so that the information can be permanently stored... More

Bell XFM-1 New York World's Fair 1939

Bell XFM-1 New York World's Fair 1939

PictionID:55690377 - Catalog:21_000053.tif - Title:Bell YFM-1 New York World's Fair 1939 - Filename:21_000053.tif - ---Image from the Jay Miller Collection. Please Tag these images so that the information can b... More

Bell XFM-1 ready to test, Space and Aviation museum SDASM

Bell XFM-1 ready to test, Space and Aviation museum SDASM

PictionID:55689905 - Catalog:21_000023.tif - Title:Bell XFM-1 36-351 - Filename:21_000023.tif - ---Image from the Jay Miller Collection. Please Tag these images so that the information can be permanently stored... More

Bell XFM-1 test, Space and Aviation museum SDASM

Bell XFM-1 test, Space and Aviation museum SDASM

PictionID:55689737 - Catalog:21_000011.tif - Title:Bell XFM-1 36-351 - Filename:21_000011.tif - ---Image from the Jay Miller Collection. Please Tag these images so that the information can be permanently stored... More

Lockheed XF-90 46-687 Muroc AFB 1949 [mfr via RJF]

Lockheed XF-90 46-687 Muroc AFB 1949 [mfr via RJF]

PictionID:42765882 - Title:Lockheed XF-90 46-687 Muroc AFB 1949 [mfr via RJF] - Catalog:17_000177 - Filename:17_000177.tif - --------Image from the René Francillon Photo Archive. Having had his interest in avia... More

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Area B, Building 1/9, Flight Test Hangars, On flightline between Ninth & Tenth Streets, Dayton, Montgomery County, OH

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Area B, Building 1/9, Flight Test Han...

Significance: Integral components of the Wright Field flightline complex constructed during mobilization for World War II, these hangars were used for testing and modification of aircraft. Unprocessed Field no... More

Bell XP–59A Airacomet in the Altitude Wind Tunnel

Bell XP–59A Airacomet in the Altitude Wind Tunnel

The secret test of the Bell YP–59A Airacomet in the spring of 1944 was the first investigation in the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory’s new Altitude Wind T... More

XB-43 Front Quarter - A black and white photo of a man standing next to an airplane

XB-43 Front Quarter - A black and white photo of a man standing next t...

aahs_p005694 Public domain photograph of a bomber aircraft, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

XB-42 Front - A black and white photo of an airplane on a runway

XB-42 Front - A black and white photo of an airplane on a runway

aahs_p005700.24 Sep 45 Public domain photograph of a bomber aircraft, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

XB-45 First Photo - A black and white photo of two men standing next to a plane

XB-45 First Photo - A black and white photo of two men standing next t...

NARA B26236..First official photo of B-45 Public domain photograph of jet aircraft, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

XB-46 Nose - A black and white photo of an airplane

XB-46 Nose - A black and white photo of an airplane

NARA B26265..1947 Public domain photograph of jet aircraft, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Bell X-1 Research Model on Single Support Strut in 7 x 10 Foot Wind Tunnel

Bell X-1 Research Model on Single Support Strut in 7 x 10 Foot Wind Tu...

Modified Bell X-1 model pioneered variable-sweep studies in 1947. Photograph published in Sixty Years of Aeronautical Research 1917-1977 By David A. Anderton. A NASA publication, page 52.

Bell X-1 Research Model on Single Support Strut in 7 x 10 Foot Wind Tunnel

Bell X-1 Research Model on Single Support Strut in 7 x 10 Foot Wind Tu...

Modified Bell X-1 model pioneered variable-sweep studies in 1947. Photograph published in Sixty Years of Aeronautical Research 1917-1977 By David A. Anderton. A NASA publication, page 52.

Bell X-1 Research Model on Single Support Strut in 7 x 10 Foot Wind Tunnel

Bell X-1 Research Model on Single Support Strut in 7 x 10 Foot Wind Tu...

Modified Bell X-1 model pioneered variable-sweep studies in 1947. Photograph published in Sixty Years of Aeronautical Research 1917-1977 By David A. Anderton. A NASA publication, page 52.

Icing on J-34 Engine. NASA public domain image colelction.

Icing on J-34 Engine. NASA public domain image colelction.

(November 30, 1948) Icing on J-34 engine at the Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory, Cleveland Ohio. The J-34 engine was built by the Westinghouse Corporation and was used on such aircraft as the Lockheed C11-12... More

XB-35 Model - A toy airplane sitting on top of a table

XB-35 Model - A toy airplane sitting on top of a table

NARA B25995..16 April 46 Public domain photograph of propeller aircraft, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

XB-35 Nose Close Up - A black and white photo of an old airplane

XB-35 Nose Close Up - A black and white photo of an old airplane

NARA B26010..30 April 46..A.M. Schwartz, Northrop chief of structures in bubble..31232AC

XB-51 Rear Quarter, US Air Force Photo

XB-51 Rear Quarter, US Air Force Photo

NARA B26513..9 Mar 50 Public domain photograph of jet aircraft, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

XB-51 Taxi with Chute 2

XB-51 Taxi with Chute 2

NARA B26541..29 June 50 Public domain photograph of propeller aircraft, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Vought XF-8U Crusader NASA history collection

Vought XF-8U Crusader NASA history collection

A technician prepares dynamic models of the Bell X-1E and the Vought XF-8U Crusader for wind tunnel testing in 1957. The Crusader was then the Navy's fastest aircraft (maximum speed Mach 1.75 at 35,000 feet). .... More

Overhead view of Bell XV-3 Convertiplane

Overhead view of Bell XV-3 Convertiplane

Overhead view of Bell XV-3 Convertiplane. First tilt rotor tested in the 40 x 80 wind tunnel. Transition aerodynamics studied; shown in hover mode. Don Richey

An air-to-air right rear view of an XB-70 Valkyrie aircraft

An air-to-air right rear view of an XB-70 Valkyrie aircraft

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

X-20 Dyna Soar on 624-A Titan III Booster: Schlieren ARC-1963-AC-30351-3

X-20 Dyna Soar on 624-A Titan III Booster: Schlieren ARC-1963-AC-30351...

X-20 Dyna Soar on 624-A Titan III Booster: Schlieren

B-70 Museum Tow 2, US Air Force Photo

B-70 Museum Tow 2, US Air Force Photo

NARA RG342-B..Tow from old museum to new museum Public domain photograph of a bomber aircraft, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Ryan XV-5A Lift-Fan VSTOL Airplane in Ames 40x80 foot Wind Tunnel.

Ryan XV-5A Lift-Fan VSTOL Airplane in Ames 40x80 foot Wind Tunnel.

3/4 rear view Ryan XV-5A lift-fan VSTOL airplane. Pictured with Tom Wills. Don Richey

B-70 Ship 2 Roll Out 3 - An airplane is parked in front of a hangar

B-70 Ship 2 Roll Out 3 - An airplane is parked in front of a hangar

NARA RG 342-B Records of USAF..KKE22479, Ship 2 roll out, 29 May 65, Palmdale

XV-3 in Ames Reseach Center 40x80ft wind tunnel; Rotor dynamic stability tests ARC-1966-A-37006-6

XV-3 in Ames Reseach Center 40x80ft wind tunnel; Rotor dynamic stabili...

XV-3 in Ames Reseach Center 40x80ft wind tunnel; Rotor dynamic stability tests

B-70 at Museum 1, US Air Force Photo

B-70 at Museum 1, US Air Force Photo

NARA RG 342-B Records of USAF..KKE67535, USAFM Public domain photograph of jet aircraft, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

B-70 at Old Museum, US Air Force Photo

B-70 at Old Museum, US Air Force Photo

NARA RG342-B..1 Sep 71..Old Museum Public domain photograph of jet aircraft, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

XV-15 (NASA 702) Tilt Rotor flight to DFRC-  (at Dryden) ARC-1981-AC81-0178-6

XV-15 (NASA 702) Tilt Rotor flight to DFRC- (at Dryden) ARC-1981-AC81...

XV-15 (NASA 702) Tilt Rotor flight to DFRC- (at Dryden)

XV-15 Tilt Rotor (NASA-703) hovers at Ames Research Center with Navy P-3 Orion on flight line in foreground ARC-1985-AC85-0186-38

XV-15 Tilt Rotor (NASA-703) hovers at Ames Research Center with Navy P...

XV-15 Tilt Rotor (NASA-703) hovers at Ames Research Center with Navy P-3 Orion on flight line in foreground

XV-15 Tilt Rotor (NASA-703) in conversion flight at Ames Research Center ARC-1985-AC85-0186-17

XV-15 Tilt Rotor (NASA-703) in conversion flight at Ames Research Cent...

XV-15 Tilt Rotor (NASA-703) in conversion flight at Ames Research Center

CALF (Common Affordable Lightweight Fighter) / JAST (Joint Advanced Strike Technology) X-32 test-930 mounted at OARF ARC-1995-AC95-0154-119

CALF (Common Affordable Lightweight Fighter) / JAST (Joint Advanced St...

CALF (Common Affordable Lightweight Fighter) / JAST (Joint Advanced Strike Technology) X-32 test-930 mounted at OARF

XV-15 Rotor Test Apparatus (RTA) flow visualization Hover test-80-0021 in 80x120ft w.t. ARC-1996-AC96-0357-15

XV-15 Rotor Test Apparatus (RTA) flow visualization Hover test-80-0021...

XV-15 Rotor Test Apparatus (RTA) flow visualization Hover test-80-0021 in 80x120ft w.t.

X-38 on B-52 Wing Pylon. NASA public domain image colelction.

X-38 on B-52 Wing Pylon. NASA public domain image colelction.

(October 31, 1997) A unique, close-up view of the X-38 (Crew Return Vehicle) under the wing of NASA's B-52 mothership prior to launch of the lifting-body research vehicle. The photo was taken from the observati... More

XV-15 Tiltrotor in hover helicopter flight at Bell Helicopter Co. Bell Photo number 043901 (credit and permission required from Bell Helicopter Company for any non-governmental  reproductions) ARC-1997-AC97-0145-4

XV-15 Tiltrotor in hover helicopter flight at Bell Helicopter Co. Bell...

XV-15 Tiltrotor in hover helicopter flight at Bell Helicopter Co. Bell Photo number 043901 (credit and permission required from Bell Helicopter Company for any non-governmental reproductions)

B-52 008 landing on runway 04 at Edwards Air Force Base after first free flight of X-38 vehicle #131R EC00-0318-1

B-52 008 landing on runway 04 at Edwards Air Force Base after first fr...

B-52 008 landing on runway 04 at Edwards Air Force Base after first free flight of X-38 vehicle #131R

X-34 mated to modified L-1011 during takeoff on first captive carry flight

X-34 mated to modified L-1011 during takeoff on first captive carry fl...

Description: X-34 mated to modified L-1011 during takeoff on first captive carry flight..UID: SPD-NIX-EC99-45061-7

NASA Advanced Concept. NASA public domain image colelction.

NASA Advanced Concept. NASA public domain image colelction.

An artist's rendering of the air-breathing, hypersonic X-43B, the third and largest of NASA's Hyper-X series flight demonstrators, which could fly later this decade. Revolutionizing the way we gain access to sp... More

Thermal Evaluaion of X-37 Body flap Seal testing in the Panel Test Facility PFT-115 ARC-2003-ACD03-0242-100

Thermal Evaluaion of X-37 Body flap Seal testing in the Panel Test Fac...

Thermal Evaluaion of X-37 Body flap Seal testing in the Panel Test Facility PFT-115

A helicopter flying through a blue sky with two propellers. Drone flying object warthox.

A helicopter flying through a blue sky with two propellers. Drone flyi...

A man flying a drone in the sky / A small airplane is flying in the sky public domain stock photo.

X-57 Aircraft Fuselage Arrives in California

X-57 Aircraft Fuselage Arrives in California

The Tecnam P2006T cockpit for the X-57, or Maxwell, will be the first all electric propulsion aircraft once the plane and wing integration is complete. Monroe Conner

Bell XFM-1 Mock Up, Space and Aviation museum SDASM

Bell XFM-1 Mock Up, Space and Aviation museum SDASM

PictionID:56238926 - Title:21_000077.tif - Catalog:21_000077 - Filename:21_000077.tif - From the Jay Miller Collection-----Please Tag these images so that the information can be permanently stored with the digi... More

Bell XFM-1 in flight from above

Bell XFM-1 in flight from above

PictionID:55689606 - Catalog:21_000002.tif - Title:Bell XFM-1 36-351 - Filename:21_000002.tif - ---Image from the Jay Miller Collection. Please Tag these images so that the information can be permanently stored... More

Airacuda Bell XFM-1rear view, Space and Aviation museum SDASM

Airacuda Bell XFM-1rear view, Space and Aviation museum SDASM

PictionID:55690516 - Catalog:21_000061.tif - Title:Bell YFM-1A - Filename:21_000061.tif - ---Image from the Jay Miller Collection. Please Tag these images so that the information can be permanently stored with ... More

Bell XFM-1 no guns, Space and Aviation museum SDASM

Bell XFM-1 no guns, Space and Aviation museum SDASM

PictionID:55690421 - Catalog:21_000055.tif - Title:Bell YFM-1A - Filename:21_000055.tif - ---Image from the Jay Miller Collection. Please Tag these images so that the information can be permanently stored with ... More

Bell XFM-1 ready to flight, Space and Aviation museum SDASM

Bell XFM-1 ready to flight, Space and Aviation museum SDASM

PictionID:55689817 - Catalog:21_000016.tif - Title:Bell XFM-1 36-351 - Filename:21_000016.tif - ---Image from the Jay Miller Collection. Please Tag these images so that the information can be permanently stored... More

Bell XFM-1 in flight, Space and Aviation museum SDASM

Bell XFM-1 in flight, Space and Aviation museum SDASM

PictionID:55689972 - Catalog:21_000028.tif - Title:Bell XFM-1 in flight - Filename:21_000028.tif - ---Image from the Jay Miller Collection. Please Tag these images so that the information can be permanently sto... More

Bell XFM-1 mockup, Space and Aviation museum SDASM

Bell XFM-1 mockup, Space and Aviation museum SDASM

PictionID:55689999 - Catalog:21_000030.tif - Title:Bell XFM-1 mock up - Filename:21_000030.tif - ---Image from the Jay Miller Collection. Please Tag these images so that the information can be permanently store... More

Lockheed XP-58 41-2670 c44 [mfr via RJF] b

Lockheed XP-58 41-2670 c44 [mfr via RJF] b

PictionID:42765942 - Title:Lockheed XP-58 41-2670 c44 [mfr via RJF] b - Catalog:17_000182 - Filename:17_000182.tif - --------Image from the René Francillon Photo Archive. Having had his interest in aviation spa... More

XB-43 Banking - A black and white photo of an airplane in the sky

XB-43 Banking - A black and white photo of an airplane in the sky

aahs_p005704 Public domain photograph of propeller aircraft, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

XB-48 Pax River 2 - A group of people standing around an airplane

XB-48 Pax River 2 - A group of people standing around an airplane

NARA B26387..After first flight, Middle Riover to Pax River..22 Jun 47

Bell X-1 Research Model on Single Support Strut in 7 x 10 Foot Wind Tunnel

Bell X-1 Research Model on Single Support Strut in 7 x 10 Foot Wind Tu...

Modified Bell X-1 model pioneered variable-sweep studies in 1947. Photograph published in Sixty Years of Aeronautical Research 1917-1977 By David A. Anderton. A NASA publication, page 52.

Bell X-1 Research Model on Single Support Strut in 7 x 10 Foot Wind Tunnel

Bell X-1 Research Model on Single Support Strut in 7 x 10 Foot Wind Tu...

Modified Bell X-1 model pioneered variable-sweep studies in 1947. Photograph published in Sixty Years of Aeronautical Research 1917-1977 By David A. Anderton. A NASA publication, page 52.

An F-106A Delta Dart aircraft passes over the Mojave Desert while en route to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., where it will be used in the QF-106 drone program. The aircraft, which was the second-to-last F-106 in active service, had been used as a safety chase aircraft in the B-1B aircraft production acceptance flight test program

An F-106A Delta Dart aircraft passes over the Mojave Desert while en r...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. John K. Mcdowell Release Status: Released to Public Co... More

XB-51 Landing 1, US Air Force Photo

XB-51 Landing 1, US Air Force Photo

NARA B26535..9 Mar 50 Public domain photograph of jet aircraft, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

NASA Armstrong Celebrates 70 Years of Flight Research

NASA Armstrong Celebrates 70 Years of Flight Research

The X-1B reaction control system thrusters are tested in 1958 and later proven on the X-15 as a way to control a vehicle in the absence of dynamic pressure. Monroe Conner

BELL XV-3 (AF54-148) Convertiplane (experimental tilt rotor) IN FLIGHT Note:  Used in publication in Flight Research at Ames;  57 Years of Development and Validation of Aeronautical Technology NASA SP-1998-3300 fig. 121 ARC-1960-AC-26438

BELL XV-3 (AF54-148) Convertiplane (experimental tilt rotor) IN FLIGHT...

BELL XV-3 (AF54-148) Convertiplane (experimental tilt rotor) IN FLIGHT Note: Used in publication in Flight Research at Ames; 57 Years of Development and Validation of Aeronautical Technology NASA SP-1998-3300 fig. 121

Pilot Neil Armstrong in the X-15 #1 cockpit

Pilot Neil Armstrong in the X-15 #1 cockpit

Description (1961) NASA pilot Neil Armstrong is seen here in the cockpit of the X-15 ship #1 (56-6670) after a research flight. ..A U.S. Navy pilot in the Korean War who flew 78 combat missions in F9F-2 jet fig... More

B-70 Roll Out 1, US Air Force Photo

B-70 Roll Out 1, US Air Force Photo

NARA RG 342-B Records of USAF..KKE 15863, Roll out, 11 May 64, Palmdale

XV-5A airplane installed in 40x80ft Subsonic Wind Tunnel at NASA Ames Research Center with Tom Mills. The propulsive lift system was tested to determine power-on performance characteristics in preparation for flight tests. ARC-1901-AC-32746

XV-5A airplane installed in 40x80ft Subsonic Wind Tunnel at NASA Ames ...

XV-5A airplane installed in 40x80ft Subsonic Wind Tunnel at NASA Ames Research Center with Tom Mills. The propulsive lift system was tested to determine power-on performance characteristics in preparation for f... More

HL-10 Lifting Body Pilot Bruce Peterson

HL-10 Lifting Body Pilot Bruce Peterson

(December 22, 1966) Pilot Bruce Peterson's reaction after he completes the first flight of the HL-10 lifting body aircraft. (Image # E-16199)

XV-3 from rear in Ames Reseach Center 40x80ft wind tunnel with K Edenborough and B. Ramsey ARC-1966-A-37019

XV-3 from rear in Ames Reseach Center 40x80ft wind tunnel with K Edenb...

XV-3 from rear in Ames Reseach Center 40x80ft wind tunnel with K Edenborough and B. Ramsey

X-14 NASA 704 Full Scale Airplane tests in  40x80ft. Wind Tunnel (NORMAL MOUNTING) with Sy Sewell, NASA (left) and Ed Varette, Army (right) ARC-1967-AC-38759

X-14 NASA 704 Full Scale Airplane tests in 40x80ft. Wind Tunnel (NORM...

X-14 NASA 704 Full Scale Airplane tests in 40x80ft. Wind Tunnel (NORMAL MOUNTING) with Sy Sewell, NASA (left) and Ed Varette, Army (right)

This is an artist's concept of an X-33 Advanced Technology Demonstrator, a subscale protoptye launch vehicle being developed by NASA Lockheed Martin Skunk Works. (Vehicle configuration current as of 10/97) The X-33 is a subscale prototype of a Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV) Lockheed Martin has labeled "Venture Star TM." The X-33 program was cancelled in 2001. X-33

This is an artist's concept of an X-33 Advanced Technology Demonstrato...

This is an artist's concept of an X-33 Advanced Technology Demonstrator, a subscale protoptye launch vehicle being developed by NASA Lockheed Martin Skunk Works. (Vehicle configuration current as of 10/97) The ... More

SPACE ART, NASA Technology Images

SPACE ART, NASA Technology Images

The original finding aid described this as: Capture Date: 2/24/1978 Photographer: Unknown Artist Keywords: Larsen Scan Photographs Relating to Agency Activities, Facilities and Personnel

NASA Aircraft on ramp (Aerial view) Sides: (L) QSRA (R) C-8A AWJSRA - Back to Front: CV-990 (711) C-141 KAO, CV-990 (712) Galileo, T-38, YO-3A, Lear Jet, X-14, U-2, OH-6, CH-47, SH-3G, RSRA, AH-1G, XV-15, UH-1H ARC-1981-AC81-0122-1

NASA Aircraft on ramp (Aerial view) Sides: (L) QSRA (R) C-8A AWJSRA - ...

NASA Aircraft on ramp (Aerial view) Sides: (L) QSRA (R) C-8A AWJSRA - Back to Front: CV-990 (711) C-141 KAO, CV-990 (712) Galileo, T-38, YO-3A, Lear Jet, X-14, U-2, OH-6, CH-47, SH-3G, RSRA, AH-1G, XV-15, UH-1H

XV-15 (NASA-703) Tilt Rotor take-offs at the NASA Ames facility at Crows Landing, CA ARC-1982-AC82-0723-22

XV-15 (NASA-703) Tilt Rotor take-offs at the NASA Ames facility at Cro...

XV-15 (NASA-703) Tilt Rotor take-offs at the NASA Ames facility at Crows Landing, CA

XV-15 prototypes: Multi-Mission BAT-LHX design, Search & Rescue, Marine assault ARC-1984-AC84-0382-5

XV-15 prototypes: Multi-Mission BAT-LHX design, Search & Rescue, Marin...

XV-15 prototypes: Multi-Mission BAT-LHX design, Search & Rescue, Marine assault

XV-15 (NASA-703) Evaluation Flight @ Ames; Above Title and Helicopter Mode from East Side Runway ARC-1985-AC85-0186-12

XV-15 (NASA-703) Evaluation Flight @ Ames; Above Title and Helicopter ...

XV-15 (NASA-703) Evaluation Flight @ Ames; Above Title and Helicopter Mode from East Side Runway

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