X-48B from above
The three turbojets on the tailless fuselage, according to Boeing, should allow the X-48B to fly at speeds of up to 120 knots and at altitudes as high as 10,000 feet--modifications would be needed for higher-speed flights. This small, unmanned prototype has a forward-looking camera that provides a bird's-eye view for the operator on the ground, who uses conventional aircraft instrumentation and controls.
September 18, 2007 4:00 AM PDT
Photo by: NASA photo by Carla Thomas
| Caption by: Jonathan Skillings
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