Topic: X-15 rocketplane landings and overland transport
Posts: 1071 From: Ontario, Canada Registered: Oct 2010
posted 04-09-2014 11:12 PM
Most of the X-15 flights landed on the dry lakebeds at Edwards Air Force Base.
Some X-15 flights had to make emergency landings at more remote lakebeds in California and Nevada. How did they get those aircraft back to Edwards? Did they use flatbed trailers? Was there a special trailer built for that purpose?
Jurg Bolli Member
Posts: 570 From: Albuquerque, NM Registered: Nov 2000
posted 04-11-2014 11:53 AM
Yes, they used trucks, and the book "Hypersonic" by Dennis Jenkins and Tony Landis has photos of these transports.
By the way, this book is fabulous and a great reference for all things X-15.
Posts: 2174 From: Stuart, Florida, USA Registered: Jun 2000
posted 04-16-2014 02:09 PM
Jurg, that is an excellent tome on the X-15, and he and Tony Landis did an awesome job on it.
Dennis Jenkins has another one that is more technical but truly the bible for X-15 info.