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X-48B

DFRC Movie # Date Movie Description
EM-0096-03 August 7, 2012 Transformed X-48C Takes to the Air on First Flight
EM-0096-02 March 2010 Phase Flight One Flight Tests
EM-0096-01 April 6, 2010 X-48B Project Manager Tim Risch Comments on the First Phase Flight Tests

Boeing Phantom Works has partnered with NASA and the Air Force Research Laboratory to study the structural, aerodynamic and operational advantages of the Blended-Wing Body advanced aircraft concept, a cross between a conventional plane and a flying wing design. The Air Force has designated the prototype the X-48B based on its interest in the design's potential as a multi-role, long-range, high-capacity military transport aircraft.



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