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Douglas X-3 Stiletto

Index Douglas X-3 Stiletto

The Douglas X-3 Stiletto was a 1950s United States experimental jet aircraft with a slender fuselage and a long tapered nose, manufactured by the Douglas Aircraft Company. [1]

35 relations: Aerodynamic heating, Airframe, Aspect ratio (aeronautics), Bill Bridgeman, Bristol 188, California, Chuck Yeager, Douglas Aircraft Company, Edwards Air Force Base, Experimental aircraft, Frank Kendall Everest Jr., Inertia coupling, Joseph A. Walker, Knot (unit), Lieutenant colonel, List of military aircraft of the United States, List of X-3 flights, Lockheed Corporation, Lockheed F-104 Starfighter, Mach number, Major, National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, National Museum of the United States Air Force, North American F-100 Super Sabre, Supersonic speed, Test pilot, Titanium, Transonic, Trapezoidal wing, Turbojet, United States, United States Air Force, Westinghouse J34, Westinghouse J46, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

Aerodynamic heating

Aerodynamic heating is the heating of a solid body produced by its high-speed passage through air (or by the passage of air past a test object in a wind tunnel), whereby its kinetic energy is converted to heat by skin friction on the surface of the object at a rate that depends on the viscosity and speed of the air.

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Airframe

The airframe of an aircraft is its mechanical structure.

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Aspect ratio (aeronautics)

In aeronautics, the aspect ratio of a wing is the ratio of its span to its mean chord.

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Bill Bridgeman

William Barton "Bill" Bridgeman (1916 – September 29, 1968) was an American test pilot who broke aviation records while working for the Douglas Aircraft Company, testing experimental aircraft.

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Bristol 188

The Bristol 188 is a British supersonic research aircraft built by the Bristol Aeroplane Company in the 1950s.

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California

California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States.

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Chuck Yeager

Charles Elwood "Chuck" Yeager (born, 1923) is a former United States Air Force officer, flying ace, and record-setting test pilot.

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Douglas Aircraft Company

The Douglas Aircraft Company was an American aerospace manufacturer based in Southern California.

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Edwards Air Force Base

Edwards Air Force Base (AFB) is a United States Air Force installation located in Kern County in southern California, about northeast of Lancaster and east of Rosamond.

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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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Frank Kendall Everest Jr.

Brigadier General Frank Kendall "Pete" Everest Jr. (August 9, 1920 – October 1, 2004) was a U.S. Air Force officer who is best remembered as an aeroengineer and test pilot during the 1950s.

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Inertia coupling

In aeronautics, inertia coupling is a potentially catastrophic phenomenon of high-speed flight in which the inertia of the heavier fuselage overpowers the aerodynamic stabilizing forces of the wing and empennage.

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Joseph A. Walker

Joseph Albert "Joe" Walker (February 20, 1921 – June 8, 1966) flew the world's first two spaceplane flights in 1963, thereby becoming the United States' seventh man in space.

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Knot (unit)

The knot is a unit of speed equal to one nautical mile per hour, exactly 1.852 km/h (approximately 1.15078 mph).

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Lieutenant colonel

Lieutenant colonel is a rank of commissioned officer in the armies, most marine forces and some air forces of the world, above a major and below a colonel.

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List of military aircraft of the United States

This list of military aircraft of the United States includes prototype, pre-production, and operational types.

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List of X-3 flights

Following is a list of flights of the Douglas X-3 Stiletto, the American experimental aircraft that first flew in October 1952 and retired in 1956.

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Lockheed Corporation

The Lockheed Corporation was an American aerospace company.

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Lockheed F-104 Starfighter

The Lockheed F-104 Starfighter is a single-engine, supersonic interceptor aircraft which later became widely used as an attack aircraft.

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Mach number

In fluid dynamics, the Mach number (M or Ma) is a dimensionless quantity representing the ratio of flow velocity past a boundary to the local speed of sound.

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Major

Major is a military rank of commissioned officer status, with corresponding ranks existing in many military forces throughout the world.

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National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics

The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) was a U.S. federal agency founded on March 3, 1915, to undertake, promote, and institutionalize aeronautical research.

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National Museum of the United States Air Force

The National Museum of the United States Air Force (formerly the United States Air Force Museum) is the official museum of the United States Air Force located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, northeast of Dayton, Ohio.

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North American F-100 Super Sabre

The North American F-100 Super Sabre is an American supersonic jet fighter aircraft that served with the United States Air Force (USAF) from 1954 to 1971 and with the Air National Guard (ANG) until 1979.

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Supersonic speed

Supersonic travel is a rate of travel of an object that exceeds the speed of sound (Mach 1).

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Test pilot

A test pilot is an aviator who flies new and modified aircraft in specific maneuvers, known as flight test techniques or FTTs, allowing the results to be measured and the design to be evaluated.

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Titanium

Titanium is a chemical element with symbol Ti and atomic number 22.

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Transonic

In aeronautics, transonic (or transsonic) flight is flying at or near the speed of sound (at sea level under average conditions), relative to the air through which the vehicle is traveling.

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Trapezoidal wing

A trapezoidal wing is a straight-edged and tapered wing planform.

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Turbojet

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

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

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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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Westinghouse J34

The Westinghouse J34, company designation Westinghouse 24C, was a turbojet engine developed by Westinghouse Aviation Gas Turbine Division in the late 1940s.

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Westinghouse J46

The Westinghouse J46 was an afterburning turbojet engine that was developed to power several United States Navy aircraft in the 1950s.

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Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) is a United States Air Force base and census-designated place just east of Dayton, Ohio, in Greene and Montgomery counties.

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Redirects here:

Douglas X-3, Douglas XS-3, Douglas XS-3 Stiletto, X-3 Stiletto, XS-3 Stiletto.

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_X-3_Stiletto

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