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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 | Last Edited: 7/11/2016






Specifications



Year:
2006
Crew
1
[ 1 Units ] :
Boeing Company / McDonnell Douglas / Northrop Grumman / NASA - USA
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- X-Plane / Developmental
Length:
56.10 ft (17.1 m)
Width/Span:
38.39 ft (11.7 m)
Height:
15.26 ft (4.65 m)
(Showcased structural dimension values pertain to the Boeing X-53 AAW production model)
MTOW:
39,022 lb (17,700 kg)
(Diff: +39,022lb)
(Showcased weight values pertain to the Boeing X-53 AAW production model)
2 x General Electric F404-GE-400 turbofan engines developing 16,000 lb of thrust each.
(Showcased powerplant information pertains to the Boeing X-53 AAW production model)
Maximum Speed:
1,190 mph (1,915 kph; 1,034 kts)
Service Ceiling:
49,213 feet (15,000 m; 9.32 miles)
Maximum Range:
1,864 miles (3,000 km; 1,620 nm)
Rate-of-Climb:
50,000 ft/min (15,240 m/min)
(Showcased performance values pertain to the Boeing X-53 AAW production model; Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database)
None.
(Showcased armament details pertain to the Boeing X-53 AAW production model)
X-53 - Base Product Designation; single example completed from F/A-18 airframe.

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