North American X-15A-1
by trawling
uploaded 2020-05-31
stock spaceplane
#Crewed #Replica #USX-Plane


1 - Toggle air breathing
2 - rapier on/off
3 - whiplash on/off
4 - science stuff

The North American X-15 was a hypersonic rocket-powered aircraft operated by the United States Air Force and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration as part of the X-plane series of experimental aircraft. The X-15 set speed and altitude records in the 1960s, reaching the edge of outer space and returning with valuable data used in aircraft and spacecraft design. The X-15’s official world record for the highest speed ever recorded by a crewed, powered aircraft, set in October 1967 when William J. Knight flew at Mach 6.70 at 102,100 feet (31,120 m), a speed of 4,520 miles per hour (7,274 km/h; 2,021 m/s), has remained unbroken as of 2020.[1][2][3]

During the X-15 program, 12 pilots flew a combined 199 flights. Of these, 8 pilots flew a combined 13 flights which met the Air Force spaceflight criterion by exceeding the altitude of 50 miles (80 km), thus qualifying these pilots as being astronauts. The Air Force pilots qualified for military astronaut wings immediately, while the civilian pilots were eventually awarded NASA astronaut wings in 2005, 35 years after the last X-15 flight - Wiki

A stock aircraft called North American X-15A-1. Built with 94 of the finest parts, its root part is Mark1Cockpit.

Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.8.1.


  • Type: SPH
  • Class: spaceplane
  • Part Count: 94
  • Pure Stock
  • KSP: 1.8.1
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