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X-48B

This closeup of Boeing Phantom Works' unique X-48B Blended Wing Body technology demonstrator shows off its unusual engine placement and supercritical airfoil.

 
Photo Number: ED06-0198-37
Photo Date: October 24, 2006
 
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Photo
Description:
This closeup of Boeing Phantom Works' unique X-48B Blended Wing Body technology demonstrator shows off its unusual engine placement and supercritical airfoil.
 
Project
Description:
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.
 
NASA Photo by: Tony Landis
 
Keywords: X-48, X-48B, BWB, Blended Wing Body technology demonstrator, Boeing Phantom Works, Rogers Dry Lake
 


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