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NASA - F-16XL Specifications and Performance
March 5, 2008
 

Aircraft Specifications

Dimensions:



Length: 54 ft 2 in (16.51 m)
Wingspan: 34 ft 3 in (10.45 m)
Height at Vertical Tail: 17 ft 7 in (5.36 m)


Primary Mission/Capabilities:

• Supersonic Laminar Flow Control (SLFC)
• Boundary-layer pressure research
• Sonic boom studies

Performance:



Max Speed: Mach 1.8 (approx. 1,260 mph)
Operating Altitude: 40,000 ft
Service Ceiling: >50,000 ft (15,239 m)


Range/Duration:



Range/Duration: 2,500 nm (4,630 k) without in-flight refueling; unlimited with in-flight refueling.
Engine: Pratt and Whitney F100-PW-200
Engine Thrust: 23,830 lb


General Information:



Crew: 1 pilot
Wing Configuration: Cranked-arrow (delta-shape) wings


Aircraft Systems:

• Digital flight control system






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