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<!--BEGIN SPECIFICATIONS--> X-29 FSW Specifications Primary Function: Experimental Aircraft Contractor: Grumman Crew: One Unit Cost: N/A Powerplant One General Electric F404-GE-400 at 16,000 lb of thrust Dimensions Length: 48.1 feet Wingspan: 27.2 feet Height: 14 feet Weights Empty: 13,600 lb Maximum Takeoff: 17,600 lb Performance Speed: Mach 1.6 (1,120mph) Ceiling: 50,000 feet Range: N/A Armament N/A <!--END SPECIFICATIONS--> <!--BEGIN ACHIEVEMENTS--> X-29 FSW Achievements Studies from the X-29 showed that forward swept wings, coupled with movable canards, gave pilots excellent control response. <!--END ACHIEVEMENTS--> <!--BEGIN FEATURES--> <!-- X-29 FSW Features --> <!--END FEATURES--> <!--BEGIN BACKGROUND--> X-29 FSW Background Two X-29 Forward Swept Wing aircraft were built as advanced concepts and technology demonstrators. The test program was conducted from 1984 to 1992 and provided an ample supply of engineering information which can be used for the design and development of future aircraft. The X-29 featured forward swept wings planted well in the back of the fuselage, and canards to control pitch and acted as horizontal stabilizers. This new wing design proved exceptional maneuverability, a light structure, and supersonic performance. The test results of this design showed excellent control response at angles of attack up to 45 degrees. During its life, the X-29 aircraft were flown on 422 research missions. Including non-research flights, the X-29 aircraft flew 436 missions total.Summary Copyright © Charles M (JetWhiz) <!--END BACKGROUND-->
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