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F-15B Lancets Flight Research

NASA's two F-15s investigated supersonic shockwave characteristics in the Lancets Flight Research Project

Movie Number   EM-0076-03
Movie Date   January 15, 2009
Formats: 160x90 QuickTime Movie (1.9 MB)
320x180 QuickTime Movie (3.8 MB)
480x270 QuickTime Movie (5.7 MB)
640x360 QuickTime Movie (9.4 MB)
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This 53 second movie clip shows NASA's two F-15s investigating supersonic shockwave characteristics in the Lancets Flight Research Project

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   NASA's two F-15s, supersonic shockwave characteristics, Lancets Flight Research Project, Movie Collection
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