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Publisher: Xtreme Prototypes Code: SM2444
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Product Summary

This package contains 2 versions of the X-15-2 and two versions of the X-15-3 aircraft, all equipped with the mighty XLR-99 rocket engine featuring advanced fully functional instrument panels with custom gauges

This package contains 2 versions of the X-15-2 and two versions of the X-15-3 aircraft, all equipped with the mighty XLR-99 rocket engine. The X-15-2 (serial number AF56-6671) became the first X-15 aircraft to test the million-horsepower XLR-99 rocket engine in flight.

The X-15-2 was delivered to Edwards Air Force Base in April 1959 and completed 31 flights (9 with the interim XLR-11 engines) before it was damaged during an emergency landing in November 1962, and eventually repaired and modified to become the "advanced X. The X-15-3 (serial number AF56-6672) was delivered to Edwards in the summer of 1959.

The aircraft was seriously damaged in June 1960 when its ammonia and hydrogen peroxide tanks exploded while testing the new XLR-99 engine on the ground. Pilot Scott Crossfield was uninjured and the aircraft was rebuilt. In August 1963, NASA pilot Joe Walker set an altitude record of 354,200 feet in the No. 3 aircraft, the highest flight of the X-15 research program.

The X-15-3 completed 65 flights between December 1961 and November 1967. Sadly, the airplane was lost during a tragic accident in November 1967 that took the life of Air Force pilot Michael Adams.  "Dirty" version of the X-15-3 with the NACA/Nortronics ball nose, wing-tip pods, tail-cone box and the (XLR-99) light blue-gray panel.

X-15-2/3 Advanced Instrument Panels

What makes the X-15 for Flight Simulator series exciting and unique are the advanced fully functional instrument panels with custom gauges and systems to simulate almost every step and procedure required in a typical X-15 mission:

  • Aircraft servicing (all three propellants and gases);
  • APUs/generators/hydraulic pump operation;
  • Propellant tank pressurization;
  • Engine precool and prime;
  • Turbopump operation;
  • Rocket ignition sequence;
  • Monitoring of propellant pressure gauges;
  • Propellant jettison.


  • Fictional service panel system for external power and aircraft refueling (ammonia, liquid oxygen, hydrogen peroxide, helium, liquid nitrogen)
  • Custom X-15 fuel management system for the three different types of propellants and gases, like in the real-world X-15 rocket plane
  • Engine propellant pressurization and control system
  • Engine turbopump system
  • Engine ignition control system
  • Electrical distribution and control system with APUs, generators, emergency battery and an external power source
  • Hydraulic systems
  • Temperature control systems
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