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Martin X-24A

Technology Demonstrator Aircraft

Data garnered from the use of the experimental Martin X-24A was used in developing the reentry phase of the US Space Shuttle program.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 10/24/2017
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Year: 1969
Status: Retired, Out-of-Service
Manufacturer(s): Glenn L. Martin Company - USA
Production: 1
Crew: 1
Length: 24.51 ft (7.47 m)
Width: 11.52 ft (3.51 m)
Height: 9.58 ft (2.92 m)
Weight (Empty): 6,360 lb (2,885 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 11,446 lb (5,192 kg)
Power: 1 x Reaction Motors XLR-11rs rocket engine developing 8,400lbs thrust.
Speed: 1,036 mph (1,667 kph; 900 kts)
Ceiling: 74,127 feet (22,594 m; 14.04 miles)
Range: 45 miles (72 km; 39 nm)
Operators: United States



Variants / Models

• X-24A - Base Series Designation
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