BAe P.1216 book: harrier.org.uk/P1216.htm
- Dec 21, 2006
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Matej said:Funny that about a week ago I was thinking about creating a topic, how long we will be waiting for a new X-plane
Stargazer2006 said:Well, the pace of new designations has been faster in the X-series than any other series in the DoD inventory, really. Only one (official) new fighter designation in 20 years, no bomber at all, a handful of transports and helos, but X-planes?? 25 in 20 years!
flateric said:is it only me who thinks that X-56A was already quietly flown back in 2012?
Has this single engine scaled model a "X-56x" reference and have its dimensions published somewhere?flateric said:li'l brother
"Lockheed Martin/Air Force Research Laboratory’s Body Freedom Flutter aircraft, built by Lockheed Martin.
This vehicle was designed to test the limits of aircraft structures, including the point of destructive flutter. The
crash is therefore not an accident, but the end result of this test. This kind of flight research cannot be conducted with
piloted vehicles and is cost prohibitive with full-scale vehicles. SOURCE: Courtesy of Jeff Beranek, Lockheed Martin."
It has been confirmed:Sounds like it, unfortunately.
At approximately 7:35 a.m., the X-56B, a remotely piloted experimental aircraft, experienced an incident shortly after takeoff from NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California. The aircraft encountered an anomaly in flight causing a hard impact to the ground and destroyed the vehicle. There were no injuries or casualties.