North American X-10

The North American X-10 was an unmanned technology demonstrator developed by North American Aviation.

It was a subscale reusable design that included many of the design features of the SM-64 Navaho missile.

13 were built and the sole survivor is at the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio.

Specifications

Crew

None

Length

77 ft (23 m)

Wingspan

28 ft 2 in (8.59 m)

Height

14 ft 5 in (4.39 m)

Wing area

425 sq ft (39.5 m2)

Airfoil

NACA 66-006 (mod)

Empty weight

25,800 lb (11,703 kg)

Gross weight

35,000 lb (15,876 kg)

Max take-off weight

42,300 lb (19,187 kg)

Powerplant

2 × Westinghouse XJ40-WE-1 turbojets, 10,900 lbf (48 kN) thrust each

Performance

Maximum speed

1,300 mph (2,100 km/h, 1,100 kn)

Service ceiling

45,000 ft (14,000 m)

Rate of climb

5,224 ft/min (26.54 m/s).

 

 

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