|  Base model:||X-2|
|  Designation System:||U.S. Air Force|
|  Designation Period:||1948-Present|
|  Basic role:||Research|
|  First Flew:||1952/06/27|
|  See Also:|
|  Length:|| 45' 6"|| 13.8 m|
|  Height:||11' 10"|| 3.6 m|
|  Wingspan:|| 32' 4"|| 9.8 m|
|  Wingarea:|| 260.4 sq ft|| 24.1 sq m|
|  Empty Weight:|| 12,375 lb|| 5,612 kg|
|  Gross Weight:|| 24,910 lb|| 11,297 kg|
|  No. of Engines:|| 1|
|  Powerplant:|| Curtiss-Wright XLR25-CW-1|
|  Thrust (each):||15,000 lb|| 6,802 kg|
|  Max Speed:|| 2,094 mph|| 3,371 km/h|| 1,822 kt|
|  Ceiling:|| 126,200 ft|| 38,464 m|
Known serial numbers
Examples of this type may be found at
X-2 on display
The Air Museum "Planes of Fame"
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Recent comments by our visitors
| Willy Logan|
| The X-2 replica at the Planes of Fame Museum (built for the pilot of the television show Quantum Leap) was in bad shape when I visited the museum in 2003. The paint was peeling and the fiberglass structure was deteriorating. The replica was dirty and even had a Dr. Pepper bottle stuck in the engine! It would be nice to see this replica restored, since it has importance to both aviation and television history. |
09/07/2005 @ 13:49
| Antonio Bosisio|
Reggio Emilia, OTH
| I would like to know in wich web sites I could found the correct X-2\'s draws to built a scale model.
Pardon me for my grammatic errors.
12/22/2000 @ 04:58
| Louis Ricciuti|
Niagara Falls- Bell Plant, NY, NY
| CORRECTION To Below Serial # 46-676 SHOULD BE #46-675.
There was never a craft with the 676 number, my typo.
08/23/2000 @ 04:49
| Louis Ricciuti|
Niagara Falls-Bell Plant, NY
| Message to Marcos: There are no surviving examples of the
Bell Aircraft experimental X-2 rocket powered aircraft.
X-2 serial #46-674 crashed into the Mohave Desert in
September 1956 after Capt. Mel Apt's record breaking speed
and altitude flight.
The remains of X-2 serial #46-676, lie at the bottom of Lake
Ontario on the US / Canadian border,where it was lost to an
explosion onboard the B-50 carrier craft on May 12, 1953.
I am heading-up a Search and Recovery effort to examine the
remains and debris field. When successful with all
documentation and recovery, we are planning
on establishing a museum exhibit. Further information is
available at: www.BellX-2.com "Recovery Efforts."
Best wishes to all X-2 Enthusiasts
X-2 Lou Ricciuti-Niagara Falls-Bell Plant(closed)
08/22/2000 @ 09:55
RIO DE JANEIRO, WA
| I like know about find X-2 in USA ? Exit X-2 IN EDWARDS MUSEUM?
I sorry for my english.
04/05/2000 @ 21:17
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