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Boeing X-53 AAW (Active Aeroelastic Wing)


Experimental Aircraft (2006)


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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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Specifications



Service Year
2006

Origin
United States national flag graphic
United States

Crew
1

Production
1
UNITS


Boeing Company / McDonnell Douglas / Northrop Grumman / NASA - USA
National flag of the United States United States
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
X-Plane (Developmental, Prototype, Technology Demonstrator)
Aircraft developed for the role of prototyping, technology demonstration, or research / data collection.


Length
56.1 ft
(17.10 m)
Width/Span
38.4 ft
(11.70 m)
Height
15.3 ft
(4.65 m)
MTOW
39,022 lb
(17,700 kg)
(Showcased structural values pertain to the Boeing X-53 AAW production variant)
Installed: 2 x General Electric F404-GE-400 turbofan engines developing 16,000 lb of thrust each.
Max Speed
1,190 mph
(1,915 kph | 1,034 kts)
Ceiling
49,213 ft
(15,000 m | 9 mi)
Range
1,864 mi
(3,000 km | 5,556 nm)
Rate-of-Climb
50,000 ft/min
(15,240 m/min)


♦ MACH Regime (Sonic)
Sub
Trans
Super
Hyper
HiHyper
ReEntry
RANGES (MPH) Subsonic: <614mph | Transonic: 614-921 | Supersonic: 921-3836 | Hypersonic: 3836-7673 | Hi-Hypersonic: 7673-19180 | Reentry: >19030


(Showcased performance specifications pertain to the Boeing X-53 AAW production variant. Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database. View aircraft by powerplant type)
None.


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


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