Martin X-23 Prime. Specifications. A photo.
Martin X-23 Prime. Specifications. A photo.

Martin X-23 Prime. Specifications. A photo.


Martin X-23 Prime - American unmanned aerial vehicle developed in 1966, the company «Martin Marietta».

Design of unmanned air vehicle model Martin X-23 Prime began in the US aerospace technology experts in the early 60-ies of the last century. The new device was of purely research purpose, and should have been used to assess the impact on the speed of movement of the fuselage structure. Despite this narrow scope and specifics of its application, the drone was very promising, because in the future, this has made it possible to implement on the basis of new unmanned drone funds.

The first flight of the UAV Martin X-23 Prime in December 1966 years, when the device is lifted to a height of 30 430 meters, and because the testing of this drone is successful, the project continued to exist, however, in the 1967 year was officially closed, although it is based and the new devices created.

Due to the fact that the unmanned aerial vehicle model Martin X-23 Prime was developed and tested in 60-ies of the last century, the device does not have any means of telemetry.

Powerplant UAV Martin X-23 Prime presented of a nitrogen engine drone allowing a maximum speed of its flight in 27000 km \ h., Which is a record, however. Due to the small reserve of fuel and its rapid flow, the duration of the flight of this device is extremely small.

Subsequently, on the basis of Martin X-23 Prime created and designed the space shuttles.


Technical specifications Martin X-23 Prime.


  • Length: 2,07 m .;
  • Wingspan: 1,16 m .;
  • Height: 0,64 m .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 405 kg .;
  • Cruising flight speed: 2500 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 27000 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 1140 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 30430 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: of a nitrogen;
  • Powerplant: unknown;
  • Power: unknown.



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