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Boeing X-53 AAW (Active Aeroelastic Wing)


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The Boeing X-53 AAW is based on the FA-18 Hornet series fighter with all-new wing technology.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 7/11/2016
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Specifications


Year: 2006
Manufacturer(s): Boeing Company / McDonnell Douglas / Northrop Grumman / NASA - USA
Production: 1
Crew: 1
Length: 56.10 ft (17.1 m)
Width: 38.39 ft (11.7 m)
Height: 15.26 ft (4.65 m)
Weight (MTOW): 39,022 lb (17,700 kg)
Power: 2 x General Electric F404-GE-400 turbofan engines developing 16,000 lb of thrust each.
Speed: 1,190 mph (1,915 kph; 1,034 kts)
Ceiling: 49,213 feet (15,000 m; 9.32 miles)
Range: 1,864 miles (3,000 km; 1,620 nm)
Rate-of-Climb: 50,000 ft/min (15,240 m/min)
Operators: United States






Armament



None.

Variants / Models



• X-53 - Base Product Designation; single example completed from F/A-18 airframe.
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