First Flight of X-48B Blended Wing Body Aircraft Prototype

Here’s a pic of the new X-48B, Boeing’s Blended Wing Body research aircraft in flight for the first time. The prototype, developed by Boeing Phantom Works with cooperation from NASA and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, flew for 31 minutes, reaching an altitude of 7,500 feet. Check the sexy gallery and jump for more details about the BWB.

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