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F-15B Intelligent Flight Control System

DFRC Movie # Movie Date Movie Description
EM-0076-05 January 30, 2009 Pilot Jim Smolka recalls highlights of NASA's NF-15B research career after its final flight.
EM-0076-04 January 30, 2009 Pilot Jim Smolka puts NASA's modified NF-15B throught its paces on its final flight.
EM-0076-03 January 15, 2009 NASA's two F-15s investigated supersonic shockwave characteristics in the Lancets Flight Research Project.
EM-0076-02 Circa 2003 IFCS F-15B flight test over Mojave Desert
EM-0076-01 Circa 2003 IFCS F-15B test maneuvers over Edwards AFB

NASA Dryden's highly modified F-15B aircraft, tail number 837, serves as an Intelligent flight Control System (IFCS) research testbed aircraft.

The F-15 was designed as a single-seat, 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. This NASA F-15 was extensively modified for research activities and did not carry any armament.

Last Modified: February 10, 2009
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