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F-15B transonic flight research testbed aircraft in flight
August 21, 2001
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320x240 QuickTime Movie (3.3 MB)
480x320 QuickTime Movie (4.9 MB)
640x480 QuickTime Movie (8.2 MB)
|Still photos of this aircraft are available in several resolutions at http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/multimedia/imagegallery/F-15B/index.html|
This 45 second movie clip shows the F-15B transonic flight research testbed aircraft in flight.
Flight research carried out by NASA with a highly modified F-15 aircraft demonstrated and evaluated advanced integrated flight and propulsion control system technologies that will help make next-generation aircraft more maneuverable, more fuel efficient, and safer to fly.
The NASA F-15 was the first aircraft to demonstrate a fully integrated inlet-engine-flight control system, a self-repairing flight control system, and a propulsion-only flight control system.
The F-15 was designed as twin-engine air superiority fighter by McDonnell Aircraft Co., McDonnell Douglas Corporation, St. Louis, Missouri. The F-15 is normally powered by two Pratt and Whitney F100-PW-100 or 220 engines, depending on the model. The NASA F-15 was equipped with advanced versions of the F100 -- F100 EMD (engine model derivative).
The aircraft was capable of flying more than twice the speed of sound. The F-15 is 63.75 feet long and has a wingspan of 42.83 feet. The NASA F-15 was extensively modified for research activities and did not carry any armament.
|Keywords||F-15, F-15A, SRV, RPRV, remotely piloted