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ISBN: 1410224457
Author: NASA,Dennis R. Jenkins,et al.
Language: English
Publisher: University Press of the Pacific (June 22, 2005)
Pages: 68
Category: Engineering
Subcategory: Engineering
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Jenkins, Dennis . Landis, Tony; Miller, J. Many have a misconception that X-vehicles have always explored the high-speed and high-altitude flight regimes - something popularized by Chuck Yeager in the original X-1 and the exploits of the twelve men that flew the X-15.

Jenkins, Dennis . Landis, Tony; Miller, Ja. Publication date. Although these flight regimes have always been in the spotlight, many others have been explored by X-vehicles. The little Bensen X-25 never exceeded 85 mph, and others were limited to speeds of several hundred mph.

(Monographs in aerospace history; n. (NASA history series) (NASA SP-2003-4531) Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Jenkins, Dennis R. American X-vehicles: an inventory, X-1 to X-50/by Dennis R. Jenkins, Tony Landis, and Jay Miller. (Monographs in aerospace history; n. V. Series: NASA history series VI. NASA SP-4531. R47J45 2003 62. 33’0973-dc21. National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA Office of External Relations NASA History Office Washington, DC 20546.

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AMERICAN X-VEHICLES

by Dennis R. Hypersonic: The Story of the North American X-15, by Dennis R. Jenkins and Tony R. Landis, Specialty Press, 2003. The X-Planes: X-1 to X-45, by Jay Miller, Midland Counties Publishing, 2001. American X-Vehicles: An Inventory X-1 to X-50 3. For a while, it seemed the series of experimental aircraft sponsored by the U. S. government had run its course. Between the late 1940s and the late 1970s, almost thirty designations had been allocated to aircraft meant to explore new flight regimes or untried technologies.

American History Antiquarian & Collectible Books. Vintage Paperback History Antiquarian & Collectible Books. The X-Files Paperback Fiction & Literature Books. Дополнительная навигация по сайту. Tony Landis; Jay Miller (June 2003). American X-Vehicles: An Inventory-X-1 to X-50 (NASA Special Publication; PDF). Monographs in Aerospace History. No. 31 (Centennial of Flight e. Washington, DC: NASA History Office. Retrieved 5 April 2010. Jordan, Holly (2006). Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

American X-Vehicles: An Inventory-X-1 to X-50. Dennis R. Jenkins, Tony Landis, Jay Miller. File: PDF, . 0 MB. 2. North American XB-70A Valkyrie.

For a while, it seemed the series of experimental aircraft sponsored by the U.S. government had run its course. Between the late 1940s and the late 1970s, almost thirty designations had been allocated to aircraft meant to explore new flight regimes or untried technologies. Then, largely, it ended. But there was a resurgence in the mid- to late1990s, and as we enter the fourth year of the new millennia, the designations are up to X-50. Many have a misconception that X-vehicles have always explored the high-speed and high-altitude flight regimes---something popularized by Chuck Yeager in the original X-1 and the exploits of the twelve men that flew the X-15. Although these flight regimes have always been in the spotlight, many others have been explored by X-vehicles. The little Bensen X-25 never exceeded 85 mph, and others were limited to speeds of several hundred mph. There has been some criticism that the use of X designations has been corrupted somewhat by including what are essentially prototypes of future operational aircraft, especially the two JSF demonstrators. But this is not new---the X-11 and X-12 from the 1950s were going to be prototypes of the Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile, and the still-born Lockheed X-27 was always intended as a prototype of a production aircraft. So although this practice does not represent the best use of "X" designations, it is not without precedent.

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Given the authors of this book, Dennis Jenkins, Tony Landis and Jay Miller, you would think that it would be a well-done (albeit brief) summary of the various vehicles of the X-plane programs. Instead, it just barely scratches the surface of the programs listed, the X-1 through the X-50, the non-X lifting bodies (HL-10 and M2-F1) and the two D-558 variants. If you know nothing about these aircraft, this might be a good place to start, but you can find much better information online. The book is more of an executive overview than a "An Inventory".

The above is bad enough, but to add insult to injury, the the production quality of the book is also very poor. The pages have a very cheap feel (almost like newsprint). Worst of all, the photos and illustrations - all black and white - range from fair to very poor, with many digital artifacts visible and almost universal low contrast. As an example, the photograph of the X-43 is so bad that if you did not have some idea of what it is supposed to look like, you could not tell exactly what the object in the photograph is.

The book is not worth the money unless, perhaps, you can find it at 90% off.
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As one of the authors of this publication it seems some clarification is in order. This book was originally published by NASA headquarters for an X-Planes symposium in 2001 and was updated and reprinted by NASA again in 2003 as part of the Centennial of Flight celebrations.

It was designed from the beginning to simply provide an overview of the history of the U.S. built X-Vehicles. It was never intended to be an in-depth study of the their history. The original printing of this book is of good quality with nice reproductions and is still available through NASA Headquarters Public Affairs Office in Washington DC.

The version being sold here is a reproduction of that book. Therefore the quality of the printing has gone down quite a bit since they simply copied one of the available books and did not use the original digital files for reproduction.

If you're looking for a simple overview of the X-Planes then get a copy from NASA HQ. If you are looking for the in-depth history of the X-Planes then you should definitely purchase a copy of Jay Miller's X-Plane's book.

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