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X-15A


X-15 with XLR-11 rocket X-15A
 

X-15A-2 X-15A-2 with external tanks, ramjet and ablative coating

crew lists

Version Aircraft Stage 1
X-15A (XLR-11) (NB-52A / NB-52B) X-15A / 2 XLR-11
X-15A (NB-52A / NB-52B) X-15A / XLR-99
X-15A-2 (NB-52A / NB-52B) X-15A-2 / XLR-99
X-15A-2 with external tanks (NB-52A / NB-52B) X-15A-2 / XLR-99
Nr   TypeNr  Vehicle                         Serial    Date          Suc   LS             Payload/Remark

  1     1    X-15 (XLR-11)                   1-F1      08.06.1959    * N   Ed / NB-52A    unpowered Flight
  2     2    X-15 (XLR-11)                   2-F1      17.09.1959    *     Ed / NB-52A
  3     3    X-15 (XLR-11)                   2-F2      17.10.1959    *     Ed / NB-52A
  4     4    X-15 (XLR-11)                   2-F3      05.11.1959    *     Ed / NB-52A
  5     5    X-15 (XLR-11)                   1-F2      24.01.1960    *     Ed / NB-52B
  6     6    X-15 (XLR-11)                   2-F4      11.02.1960    *     Ed / NB-52B
  7     7    X-15 (XLR-11)                   2-F5      17.02.1960    * P   Ed / NB-52B
  8     8    X-15 (XLR-11)                   2-F6      17.03.1960    *     Ed / NB-52B
  9     9    X-15 (XLR-11)                   1-F3      25.03.1960    *     Ed / NB-52B
 10    10    X-15 (XLR-11)                   2-F7      29.03.1960    *     Ed / NB-52B
 11    11    X-15 (XLR-11)                   2-F8      31.03.1960    *     Ed / NB-52B
 12    12    X-15 (XLR-11)                   1-F4      13.04.1960    *     Ed / NB-52A
 13    13    X-15 (XLR-11)                   1-F5      19.04.1960    *     Ed / NB-52A
 14    14    X-15 (XLR-11)                   1-F6      06.05.1960    *     Ed / NB-52A
 15    15    X-15 (XLR-11)                   1-F7      12.05.1960    *     Ed / NB-52A
 16    16    X-15 (XLR-11)                   1-F8      19.05.1960    *     Ed / NB-52A
 17    17    X-15 (XLR-11)                   2-F9      26.05.1960    *     Ed / NB-52B
 18    18    X-15 (XLR-11)                   1-F9      04.08.1960    *     Ed / NB-52A
 19    19    X-15 (XLR-11)                   1-F10     12.08.1960    *     Ed / NB-52A
 20    20    X-15 (XLR-11)                   1-F11     19.08.1960    *     Ed / NB-52A
 21    21    X-15 (XLR-11)                   1-F12     10.09.1960    *     Ed / NB-52B
 22    22    X-15 (XLR-11)                   1-F13     23.09.1960    * P   Ed / NB-52B
 23    23    X-15 (XLR-11)                   1-F14     20.10.1960    *     Ed / NB-52B
 24    24    X-15 (XLR-11)                   1-F15     28.10.1960    *     Ed / NB-52B
 25    25    X-15 (XLR-11)                   1-F16     04.11.1960    *     Ed / NB-52B
 26     1    X-15A                           2-F10     15.11.1960    *     Ed / NB-52A
 27    26    X-15 (XLR-11)                   1-F17     17.11.1960    *     Ed / NB-52A
 28     2    X-15A                           2-F11     22.11.1960    *     Ed / NB-52A
 29    27    X-15 (XLR-11)                   1-F18     30.11.1960    * p   Ed / NB-52B     only 7 of 8 XLR-11 chambers ignited
 30     3    X-15A                           2-F12     06.12.1960    *     Ed / NB-52A     
 31    28    X-15 (XLR-11)                   1-F19     09.12.1960    *     Ed / NB-52B     
 32    29    X-15 (XLR-11)                   1-F20     01.02.1961    *     Ed / NB-52B     
 33    30    X-15 (XLR-11)                   1-F21     07.02.1961    *     Ed / NB-52B
 34     4    X-15A                           2-F13     07.03.1961    *     Ed / NB-52B
 35     5    X-15A                           2-F14     30.03.1961    *     Ed / NB-52B
 36     6    X-15A                           2-F15     21.04.1961    *     Ed / NB-52A
 37     7    X-15A                           2-F16     25.05.1961    *     Ed / NB-52A
 38     8    X-15A                           2-F17     23.06.1961    *     Ed / NB-52A
 39     9    X-15A                           1-F22     10.08.1961    *     Ed / NB-52A
 40    10    X-15A                           2-F18     12.09.1961    *     Ed / NB-52B
 41    11    X-15A                           2-F19     28.09.1961    *     Ed / NB-52B
 42    12    X-15A                           1-F23     03.10.1961    *     Ed / NB-52A
 43    13    X-15A                           2-F20     11.10.1961    *     Ed / NB-52A
 44    14    X-15A                           1-F24     17.10.1961    *     Ed / NB-52A
 45    15    X-15A                           2-F21     09.11.1961    *     Ed / NB-52B
 46    16    X-15A                           3-F1      20.12.1961    *     Ed / NB-52A     
 47    17    X-15A                           1-F25     10.01.1962    * FA  Ed / NB-52A     Engine failed to ignite
 48    18    X-15A                           3-F2      17.01.1962    *     Ed / NB-52A
 49    19    X-15A                           3-F3      05.04.1962    *     Ed / NB-52A
 50    20    X-15A                           1-F26     19.04.1962    *     Ed / NB-52A
 51    21    X-15A                           3-F4      20.04.1962    *     Ed / NB-52B
 52    22    X-15A                           1-F27     30.04.1962    *     Ed / NB-52B
 53    23    X-15A                           2-F22     08.05.1962    *     Ed / NB-52B
 54    24    X-15A                           1-F28     22.05.1962    *     Ed / NB-52A
 55    25    X-15A                           2-F23     01.06.1962    *     Ed / NB-52B
 56    26    X-15A                           1-F29     07.06.1962    *     Ed / NB-52A
 57    27    X-15A                           3-F5      12.06.1962    *     Ed / NB-52B
 58    28    X-15A                           3-F6      21.06.1962    *     Ed / NB-52B
 59    29    X-15A                           1-F30     27.06.1962    *     Ed / NB-52A
 60    30    X-15A                           2-F24     29.06.1962    *     Ed / NB-52B
 61    31    X-15A                           1-F31     16.07.1962    *     Ed / NB-52B
 62    32    X-15A                           3-F7      17.07.1962    *     Ed / NB-52A
 63    33    X-15A                           2-F25     19.07.1962    *     Ed / NB-52B
 64    34    X-15A                           1-F32     26.07.1962    *     Ed / NB-52A
 65    35    X-15A                           3-F8      02.08.1962    *     Ed / NB-52A
 66    36    X-15A                           2-F26     08.08.1962    *     Ed / NB-52B
 67    37    X-15A                           3-F9      14.08.1962    *     Ed / NB-52A
 68    38    X-15A                           2-F27     20.08.1962    *     Ed / NB-52B
 69    39    X-15A                           2-F28     29.08.1962    *     Ed / NB-52B
 70    40    X-15A                           2-F29     28.09.1962    *     Ed / NB-52B
 71    41    X-15A                           3-F10     04.10.1962    *     Ed / NB-52B
 72    42    X-15A                           2-F30     09.10.1962    *     Ed / NB-52A
 73    43    X-15A                           3-F11     23.10.1962    *     Ed / NB-52B
 74    44    X-15A                           2-F31     09.11.1962    * PA  Ed / NB-52B     Engine only 35% Power, Damaged at landing, pilot injured
 75    45    X-15A                           3-F12     14.12.1962    *     Ed / NB-52B
 76    46    X-15A                           3-F13     20.12.1962    *     Ed / NB-52B
 77    47    X-15A                           3-F14     17.01.1963    *     Ed / NB-52B
 78    48    X-15A                           1-F33     11.04.1963    *     Ed / NB-52B     (Mapping Camera)
 79    49    X-15A                           3-F15     18.04.1963    *     Ed / NB-52B
 80    50    X-15A                           1-F34     25.04.1963    *     Ed / NB-52B
 81    51    X-15A                           3-F16     02.05.1963    *     Ed / NB-52B     (Background Radiation / MIDAS Support)
 82    52    X-15A                           3-F17     14.05.1963    *     Ed / NB-52B
 83    53    X-15A                           1-F35     15.05.1963    *     Ed / NB-52A
 84    54    X-15A                           3-F18     29.05.1963    *     Ed / NB-52B
 85    55    X-15A                           3-F19     18.06.1963    *     Ed / NB-52B
 86    56    X-15A                           1-F36     25.06.1963    *     Ed / NB-52A
 87    57    X-15A                           3-F20     27.06.1963    *     Ed / NB-52B
 88    58    X-15A                           1-F37     09.07.1963    *     Ed / NB-52B
 89    59    X-15A                           1-F38     18.07.1963    *     Ed / NB-52A
 90    60    X-15A                           3-F21     19.07.1963    *     Ed / NB-52B     80 cm Balloon on 30 m Tether
 91    61    X-15A                           3-F22     22.08.1963    *     Ed / NB-52A
 92    62    X-15A                           1-F39     07.10.1963    *     Ed / NB-52B
 93    63    X-15A                           1-F40     29.10.1963    *     Ed / NB-52B
 94    64    X-15A                           3-F23     07.11.1963    *     Ed / NB-52B
 95    65    X-15A                           1-F41     14.11.1963    *     Ed / NB-52B
 96    66    X-15A                           3-F24     27.11.1963    *     Ed / NB-52B
 97    67    X-15A                           1-F42     05.12.1963    *     Ed / NB-52B    (Camera Test)
 98    68    X-15A                           1-F43     08.01.1964    *     Ed / NB-52B
 99    69    X-15A                           3-F25     16.01.1964    *     Ed / NB-52B
100    70    X-15A                           1-F44     28.01.1964    *     Ed / NB-52B
101    71    X-15A                           3-F26     19.02.1964    *     Ed / NB-52A
102    72    X-15A                           3-F27     13.03.1964    *     Ed / NB-52A
103    73    X-15A                           1-F45     27.03.1964    *     Ed / NB-52A    (Recon Camera Test)
104    74    X-15A                           1-F46     08.04.1964    *     Ed / NB-52A
105    75    X-15A                           1-F47     29.04.1964    *     Ed / NB-52A
106    76    X-15A                           3-F28     12.05.1964    *     Ed / NB-52A
107    77    X-15A                           1-F48     19.05.1964    *     Ed / NB-52A
108    78    X-15A                           3-F29     21.05.1964    *     Ed / NB-52A
109     1    X-15A-2                         2A-F1     25.06.1964    *     Ed / NB-52A
110    79    X-15A                           1-F49     30.06.1964    *     Ed / NB-52A
111    80    X-15A                           3-F30     08.07.1964    *     Ed / NB-52A    (IR Horizon Scanner)
112    81    X-15A                           3-F31     29.07.1964    *     Ed / NB-52A    (Heat resistant Material Test)
113    82    X-15A                           3-F32     12.08.1964    *     Ed / NB-52A
114     2    X-15A-2                         2A-F2     14.08.1964    *     Ed / NB-52A
115    83    X-15A                           3-F33     26.08.1964    *     Ed / NB-52A
116    84    X-15A                           3-F34     03.09.1964    *     Ed / NB-52A
117    85    X-15A                           3-F35     23.09.1964    *     Ed / NB-52A
118     3    X-15A-2                         2A-F3     29.09.1964    *     Ed / NB-52B
119    86    X-15A                           1-F50     15.10.1964    *     Ed / NB-52B    (X-20 INS + Wing Tip Pods)
120    87    X-15A                           3-F36     30.10.1964    *     Ed / NB-52B
121     4    X-15A-2                         2A-F4     30.11.1964    *     Ed / NB-52B
122    88    X-15A                           3-F37     09.12.1964    *     Ed / NB-52B
123    89    X-15A                           1-F51     10.12.1964    *     Ed / NB-52A
124    90    X-15A                           3-F38     22.12.1964    *     Ed / NB-52A
125    91    X-15A                           3-F39     13.01.1965    *     Ed / NB-52A
126    92    X-15A                           3-F40     02.02.1965    *     Ed / NB-52B
127     5    X-15A-2                         2A-F5     17.02.1965    *     Ed / NB-52B
128    93    X-15A                           1-F52     26.02.1965    *     Ed / NB-52B
129    94    X-15A                           1-F53     26.03.1965    *     Ed / NB-52B
130    95    X-15A                           3-F41     23.04.1965    *     Ed / NB-52B
131     6    X-15A-2                         2A-F6     28.04.1965    *     Ed / NB-52B    (Star Tracker Checkout)
132     7    X-15A-2                         2A-F7     18.05.1965    *     Ed / NB-52B
133    96    X-15A                           1-F54     25.05.1965    *     Ed / NB-52B
134    97    X-15A                           3-F42     28.05.1965    *     Ed / NB-52B
135    98    X-15A                           3-F43     16.06.1965    *     Ed / NB-52A
136    99    X-15A                           1-F55     17.06.1965    *     Ed / NB-52B
137     8    X-15A-2                         2A-F8     22.06.1965    *     Ed / NB-52B
138   100    X-15A                           3-F44     29.06.1965    *     Ed / NB-52B
139     9    X-15A-2                         2A-F9     08.07.1965    *     Ed / NB-52A
140   101    X-15A                           3-F45     20.07.1965    *     Ed / NB-52B
141    10    X-15A-2                         2A-F10    03.08.1965    *     Ed / NB-52B
142   102    X-15A                           1-F56     06.08.1965    *     Ed / NB-52B
143   103    X-15A                           3-F46     10.08.1965    *     Ed / NB-52A
144   104    X-15A                           1-F57     25.08.1965    *     Ed / NB-52A
145   105    X-15A                           3-F47     26.08.1965    *     Ed / NB-52B
146    11    X-15A-2                         2A-F11    02.09.1965    *     Ed / NB-52B
147   106    X-15A                           1-F58     09.09.1965    *     Ed / NB-52B
148   107    X-15A                           3-F48     14.09.1965    *     Ed / NB-52B
149   108    X-15A                           1-F59     22.09.1965    *     Ed / NB-52A
150   109    X-15A                           3-F49     28.09.1965    *     Ed / NB-52A
151   110    X-15A                           1-F60     30.09.1965    *     Ed / NB-52A
152   111    X-15A                           3-F50     12.10.1965    *     Ed / NB-52B
153   112    X-15A                           1-F61     14.10.1965    *     Ed / NB-52A
154   113    X-15A                           3-F51     27.10.1965    *     Ed / NB-52A
155     1    X-15A-2 with external tanks     2A-F12    03.11.1965    *     Ed / NB-52A    empty external Tanks
156   114    X-15A                           1-F62     04.11.1965    *     Ed / NB-52B
157   115    X-15A                           1-F63     06.05.1966    * P   Ed / NB-52A    premature engine shutdown T-32 sec
158    12    X-15A-2                         2A-F13    18.05.1966    *     Ed / NB-52A
159     2    X-15A-2 with external tanks     2A-F14    01.07.1966    *     Ed / NB-52B    
160   116    X-15A                           1-F64     12.07.1966    *     Ed / NB-52A
161   117    X-15A                           3-F52     18.07.1966    *     Ed / NB-52A    (X-20 Energy Management System Test)
162    13    X-15A-2                         2A-F15    21.07.1966    *     Ed / NB-52A
163   118    X-15A                           1-F65     28.07.1966    *     Ed / NB-52B
164    14    X-15A-2                         2A-F16    03.08.1966    *     Ed / NB-52B    (Astro Photograpy)
165   119    X-15A                           3-F53     04.08.1966    *     Ed / NB-52B
166   120    X-15A                           1-F66     11.08.1966    *     Ed / NB-52A
167    15    X-15A-2                         2A-F17    12.08.1966    *     Ed / NB-52A
168   121    X-15A                           3-F54     19.08.1966    *     Ed / NB-52A
169   122    X-15A                           1-F67     25.08.1966    *     Ed / NB-52A    (Micrometeroid Collection)
170    16    X-15A-2                         2A-F18    30.08.1966    *     Ed / NB-52B
171   123    X-15A                           1-F68     08.09.1966    *     Ed / NB-52B
172   124    X-15A                           3-F55     14.09.1966    *     Ed / NB-52A    (Solar Flux, UV Radiometer)
173   125    X-15A                           1-F69     06.10.1966    * P   Ed / NB-52A    Engine Shutdown at 90 sec
174   126    X-15A                           3-F56     01.11.1966    *     Ed / NB-52A
175     3    X-15A-2 with external tanks     2A-F19    18.11.1966    *     Ed / NB-52B
176   127    X-15A                           3-F57     29.11.1966    *     Ed / NB-52A
177   128    X-15A                           1-F70     22.03.1967    *     Ed / NB-52A    Cabin pressure lost
178   129    X-15A                           3-F58     26.04.1967    * ?   Ed / NB-52B
179   130    X-15A                           1-F71     28.04.1967    *     Ed / NB-52A
180    17    X-15A-2                         2A-F20    08.05.1967    *     Ed / NB-52B    (Ram Jet Pod)
181   131    X-15A                           3-F59     17.05.1967    *     Ed / NB-52A
182   132    X-15A                           1-F72     15.06.1967    *     Ed / NB-52A
183   133    X-15A                           3-F60     22.06.1967    *     Ed / NB-52B
184   134    X-15A                           1-F73     29.06.1967    * P   Ed / NB-52B    Engine failed at 69 sec
185   135    X-15A                           3-F61     20.07.1967    *     Ed / NB-52B
186     4    X-15A-2 with external tanks     2A-F21    21.08.1967    *     Ed / NB-52B    1st full ablative coating
187   136    X-15A                           3-F62     25.08.1967    *     Ed / NB-52A
188     5    X-15A-2 with external tanks     2A-F22    03.10.1967    *     Ed / NB-52B    (dummy Ram-Jet, ablative coating)
189   137    X-15A                           3-F63     04.10.1967    *     Ed / NB-52A
190   138    X-15A                           3-F64     17.10.1967    *     Ed / NB-52B
191   139    X-15A                           3-F65     15.11.1967    * F   Ed / NB-52B    disintegrated on reentry, pilot killed
192   140    X-15A                           1-F74     01.03.1968    *     Ed / NB-52B    (Saturn-5 Insulation Test)
193   141    X-15A                           1-F75     04.04.1968    *     Ed / NB-52B
194   142    X-15A                           1-F76     26.04.1968    *     Ed / NB-52B
195   143    X-15A                           1-F77     12.06.1968    *     Ed / NB-52B
196   144    X-15A                           1-F78     16.07.1968    *     Ed / NB-52A
197   145    X-15A                           1-F79     21.08.1968    *     Ed / NB-52A
198   146    X-15A                           1-F80     13.09.1968    *     Ed / NB-52A
199   147    X-15A                           1-F81     24.10.1968    *     Ed / NB-52A