X-PLANES. Pushing the envolope of flight.
Since the first edition of X-Planes at Edwards (0-87989-85-0) was published in 1995, many new types of civilian (Rutan-types, 717 and 777), military (Bombers, Fighters, Reconnaissance Drones and Transports) and dedicated research aircraft (X-planes) have been created by numerous manufacturers and then flight-tested at the Air Force Flight Test Center (AFFTC) and NASA Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC) at Edwards Air Force Base in the Mojave Desert of California. A number of these flight-test programs have concluded but a number of them are ongoing.
-Boeing North American B-1B Lancer
-Northrop Grumman B-2A Spirit
-Boeing C-17A Globemaster III
-Boeing F-15E Strike Eagle
-Lockheed Martin/Boeing F-22A Raptor
-Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Prototypes - Boeing X-32 and Lockheed
-Lockheed/Boeing/General Dynamics YF-22A Lightning II
-Northrop/McDonnell Douglas YF-23A Gray Ghost
-Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) - RQ-1 through RQ-8
-Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicles (UCAV) - Boeing X-45A and
-Northrop Grumman X-47A Pegasus
-X-planes, X-32 through X-49
150 color illustrations.