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Convair X-6

Index Convair X-6

The Convair X-6 was a proposed experimental aircraft project to develop and evaluate a nuclear-powered jet aircraft. [1]

32 relations: Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields, Arco, Idaho, Bomber, Convair, Convair B-36 Peacemaker, Convair NB-36H, Convair YB-60, Experimental aircraft, Experimental Breeder Reactor I, General Electric J47, Idaho National Laboratory, Jet fuel, Monteview, Idaho, Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, NERVA, New Mexico, Nuclear reactor, Nuclear-powered aircraft, PDF, Pratt & Whitney R-4360 Wasp Major, Project Pluto, Project Rover, Soviet Union, Strategic bomber, Texas, Tupolev, Tupolev Tu-95, Tupolev Tu-95LAL, Turbojet, United States Air Force, Watt, WS-125.

Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields

Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields is an online database detailing information and first hand memories about airports in the United States which are no longer in operation, or are rarely used.

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Arco, Idaho

Arco is a city in Butte County, Idaho, United States.

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Bomber

A bomber is a combat aircraft designed to attack ground and naval targets by dropping air-to-ground weaponry (such as bombs), firing torpedoes and bullets or deploying air-launched cruise missiles.

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Convair

Convair was an American aircraft manufacturing company which later expanded into rockets and spacecraft.

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Convair B-36 Peacemaker

The Convair B-36 "Peacemaker" is a strategic bomber built by Convair and operated solely by the United States Air Force (USAF) from 1949 to 1959.

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Convair NB-36H

The Convair NB-36H was a bomber that carried a nuclear reactor.

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Convair YB-60

The Convair YB-60 was an American prototype bomber aircraft for the United States Air Force, canceled on 14 August 1952.

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Experimental aircraft

An experimental aircraft is an aircraft that has not yet been fully proven in flight.

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Experimental Breeder Reactor I

Experimental Breeder Reactor I (EBR-I) is a decommissioned research reactor and U.S. National Historic Landmark located in the desert about southeast of Arco, Idaho.

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General Electric J47

The General Electric J47 turbojet (GE company designation TG-190) was developed by General Electric from its earlier J35.

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Idaho National Laboratory

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is one of the national laboratories of the United States Department of Energy and is managed by the Battelle Energy Alliance.

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Jet fuel

Jet fuel, aviation turbine fuel (ATF), or avtur, is a type of aviation fuel designed for use in aircraft powered by gas-turbine engines.

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Monteview, Idaho

Monteview is an unincorporated community in Jefferson County, Idaho, United States.

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Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth

Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base (or NAS Fort Worth JRB) includes Carswell Field, a military airbase located west of the central business district of Fort Worth, in Tarrant County, Texas, United States.

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NERVA

The Nuclear Engine for Rocket Vehicle Application (NERVA) was a U.S. nuclear thermal rocket engine development program that ran for roughly two decades.

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New Mexico

New Mexico (Nuevo México, Yootó Hahoodzo) is a state in the Southwestern Region of the United States of America.

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Nuclear reactor

A nuclear reactor, formerly known as an atomic pile, is a device used to initiate and control a self-sustained nuclear chain reaction.

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Nuclear-powered aircraft

A nuclear-powered aircraft is a concept for an aircraft intended to be powered by nuclear energy.

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PDF

The Portable Document Format (PDF) is a file format developed in the 1990s to present documents, including text formatting and images, in a manner independent of application software, hardware, and operating systems.

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Pratt & Whitney R-4360 Wasp Major

The Pratt & Whitney R-4360 Wasp Major was a 28-cylinder four-row radial piston aircraft engine designed and built during World War II, and the largest-displacement aviation piston engine to be mass-produced in the United States.

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Project Pluto

Project Pluto was a United States government program to develop nuclear-powered ramjet engines for use in cruise missiles.

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Project Rover

Project Rover was an American project to develop a nuclear thermal rocket.

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Soviet Union

The Soviet Union, officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was a socialist state in Eurasia that existed from 1922 to 1991.

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Strategic bomber

A strategic bomber is a medium to long range penetration bomber aircraft designed to drop large amounts of air-to-ground weaponry onto a distant target for the purposes of debilitating the enemy's capacity to wage war.

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Texas

Texas (Texas or Tejas) is the second largest state in the United States by both area and population.

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Tupolev

Tupolev (Ту́полев) is a Russian aerospace and defence company, headquartered in Basmanny District, Central Administrative Okrug, Moscow.

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Tupolev Tu-95

The Tupolev Tu-95 (Туполев Ту-95; NATO reporting name: "Bear") is a large, four-engine turboprop-powered strategic bomber and missile platform.

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Tupolev Tu-95LAL

The Tupolev Tu-95LAL, (Летающая Атомная Лаборатория – Letayushchaya Atomnaya Laboratoriya – literally: flying atomic laboratory), was an experimental aircraft that was a modified Tupolev Tu-95 Soviet bomber aircraft, which flew from 1961 to 1965, analogous to the United States' earlier Convair NB-36H Crusader.

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Turbojet

The turbojet is an airbreathing jet engine, typically used in aircraft.

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United States Air Force

The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial and space warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces.

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Watt

The watt (symbol: W) is a unit of power.

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WS-125

The WS-125 was an American super long-range strategic bomber project during the Cold War to develop a nuclear-powered aircraft, which was scheduled to be designated the B-72.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convair_X-6

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