North American X-15A-2
|  Manufacturer:||North American|
|  Base model:||X-15|
|  Designation System:||U.S. Air Force|
|  Designation Period:||1948-Present|
|  Basic role:||Research|
|  First Flew:||1964/06/25|
|  Length:|| 52' 5"|| 15.9 m|
|  Height:||14'|| 4.2 m|
|  Wingspan:|| 22' 5"|| 6.8 m|
|  Gross Weight:|| 56,132 lb|| 25,456 kg|
|  No. of Engines:|| 1|
|  Powerplant:|| Reaction Motors YLR-99 rocket engine|
|  Thrust (each):||50,000 lb||22,675 kg|
|  Range:|| 250 miles|| 402 km|
|  Max Speed:|| 4,520 mph|| 7,278 km/h|| 3,934 kt|
|  Ceiling:|| 354,200 ft||107,955 m|
Examples of this type may be found at
X-15A-2 on display
United States Air Force Museum
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Recent comments by our visitors
| Lou Varricchio|
| 1. I am searching for NACA or USAF documents (and personal anecdotes) relating to the mid-1950s proposed (and quickly abandoned) orbital X-15B. The plan was to launch and orbit a beefed-up version of the X-15 on the back of a Navaho rocket. Any suggestions where to look?
2. Has anyone seen the DVD release of the 1962 Hollywood movie "X-15"? Sadly, MGM Home Video ignored all the distorted NASA/USAF X-15 flight stock footage. It's a mess not up to MGM's usual high standards. However, the ground scenes in the movie are a rare Cinemascope document of the program. All filmed at EAFB.
11/25/2006 @ 04:14 [ref: 14841]
| Craig Clary|
| I had the rare opporunity to actually help restore a former 1964 United States Air Force UH-1F Huey Helicopter s/n 63-13143 there at the March Field Air Museum, I spent over 5 years working on it before I left the Museum in February 2004, I spent alot of time working on getting the history for the UH-1F Huey and was greatly surprised at what it was used for there at Edwards AFB during the mid and late 1960s, once I got all the information that I could find, I turned it all over to the March Field Air Museum's web master and he put it on the Museum's web site.
Then the other day I looked at the web site and everything that I had put on the web site had been deleted except for the Huey's Military Specifications, I feel like I just waisted my time now, because the history for that Huey was completely erased because of some higher-up's dumb decision.
11/16/2006 @ 05:23 [ref: 14750]
| J. Yarnell|
| I really like this sight.. it is very helpful....but getting more info on history of this plane would be even better. :D |
03/24/2004 @ 18:04 [ref: 7043]
| doesnt matter!|
| Yeah, more info please!!!! |
11/13/2002 @ 12:04 [ref: 6065]
| Charles (JetWhiz)|
| It seems that X-15A-2 should have a ceiling of 314,750ft while X-15A should have the 354,200ft ceiling -- not the other way around. X-15 ship 3 was the only one to reach 354,200ft.
take a look at my website:
07/13/2001 @ 08:26 [ref: 2659]
| This sight is great for information about aircraft but you do need a few more links to do with this plane.
06/03/2001 @ 05:11 [ref: 2400]
| William Hawkins|
| More info please! |
05/14/2001 @ 14:11 [ref: 2277]
| Who Cares?|
| PLEASE SEND IN MORE INFO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! |
05/13/2001 @ 15:41 [ref: 2271]
| Andrew Stafford|
| This sight is great Im a major X-15A-2 fan and I have soon nearly every sight on the internet to do with this fantastic "plane" |
05/13/2001 @ 04:42 [ref: 2269]
| Tony Mitchell|
| This sight needs more links for this cool plane I need more!
05/12/2001 @ 07:49 [ref: 2264]
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