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  • XB-70 Honeycomb

    Note: This item is currently in storage.Most significant in the XB-70 program was its contribution to the technology of many facets of American industrial life. Advances in the art of steel making were particularly notable. Principally a steel airplane, the XB-70 represented the first widespread use of stainless steel in a honeycomb panel
  • X-15 Pressure Suit

    Note: This item is currently in storage.This suit is an example of an XMC-2 full pressure suit developed for use in the mid-1950s jointly by Wright Field personnel and David Clark Co. for X-15 pilots. It represented a major advance in pressure suit technology serving as prototype for those used later by Mercury and Gemini astronauts. It allowed the
  • X-ray Field Table Unit

    Note: This item is currently in storage.This X-ray unit was manufactured by Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Co. and was used to locate foreign objects in human patients.Donated by Mrs. Ernest F. Dillon.Click here to return to the Featured Accessions index.
  • XB-36 Landing Gear

    When the XB-36 was designed during World War II, specifications called for two main landing gear wheels to be equipped with the largest aircraft tires produced in the U.S. to that time. Manufactured by Goodyear, the tires were 110 inches in diameter and 36 inches in width. Weighing 1,320 pounds, each tire was of 30 percent nylon cord construction
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