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Boeing X-53 AAW (Active Aeroelastic Wing)

United States (2006)

Detailing the development and operational history of the Boeing X-53 AAW (Active Aeroelastic Wing) Experimental Aircraft.

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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.

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Boeing X-53 AAW Specifications
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United States
Year: 2006
Type: Experimental Aircraft
Manufacturer(s): Boeing Company / McDonnell Douglas / Northrop Grumman / NASA - USA
Production: 1
Supported Mission Types
Ground Attack
Close-Air Support
Airborne Early Warning
Electronic Warfare
Aerial Tanker
Passenger Industry
VIP Travel
Business Travel
Special Forces
Crew: 1
Length: 56.10 ft (17.1 m)
Width: 38.39 ft (11.70 m)
Height: 15.26 ft (4.65 m)
MTOW: 39,022 lb (17,700 kg)

Installed Power
2 x General Electric F404-GE-400 turbofan engines developing 16,000 lb of thrust each.

Standard Day Performance
Maximum Speed: 1,190 mph (1,915 kph; 1,034 kts)
Maximum Range: 1,864 mi (3,000 km; 1,620 nm)
Service Ceiling: 49,213 ft (15,000 m; 9.32 mi)
Rate-of-Climb: 50,000 ft/min (15,240 m/min)


Operators List
United States

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