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North American X-15

By Peter Davies
RELATED TOPICS: REAL SPACECRAFT | BOOK
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Comments: Softcover, 80 pages, 35 color and 23 black-and-white photos, five color plates

ISBN 978-1-4728-1991-8

Price: $20

Publisher:  Osprey Publishing

From the publisher:
The revolutionary X-15 remains the fastest manned rocket plane ever to fly. While Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier in Oct. 1947, a mere 20 years later the X-15 hit Mach 6.7. Several pilots qualified as astronauts by flying above 50 miles in the X-15, including Neil Armstrong, the first man on the Moon. The three X-15s made 199 flights, testing new technologies and techniques along America’s path to manned space travel. With historical photographs and digital artwork, this is the story of arguably the greatest of the X-planes.


 This chronology of the X-15 program contains several unusual photos of the rocket plane and its surroundings. One of them just might show the details you’re looking for in your model.


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