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 lb22,675 kg

  Range: 250 miles 402 km
  Max Speed: 4,520 mph 7,278 km/h 3,934 kt
  Ceiling: 354,200 ft107,955 m

Examples of this type may be found at
United States Air Force MuseumWright-PattersonOhio

X-15A-2 on display

United States Air Force Museum


Recent comments by our visitors
 Lou Varricchio
 , VT
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
 , CA
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
 Poopcity, FL
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!
 , SC
Yeah, more info please!!!!
11/13/2002 @ 12:04 [ref: 6065]
 Charles (JetWhiz)
 , FL
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.

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07/13/2001 @ 08:26 [ref: 2659]
 , MT
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
 , ID
More info please!
05/14/2001 @ 14:11 [ref: 2277]
 Who Cares?
 , IL
PLEASE SEND IN MORE INFO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
05/13/2001 @ 15:41 [ref: 2271]
 Andrew Stafford
 London, AL
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
 , AL
This sight needs more links for this cool plane I need more!

05/12/2001 @ 07:49 [ref: 2264]


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