North American X-10


1st Flight 1953

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 takeoff weight: 42,300 lb (19,187 kg)

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


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)


The North American X-10 (originally designated RTV-A-5) 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.

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