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Boom XB-1 Baby Boom Supersonic Commercial Airplane

The Boom XB-1 Baby Boom is a one-third-scale supersonic demonstrator designed by Boom Technology, designed as part of development of the Boom Overture supersonic transport airliner.

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It is planned to maintain Mach 2.2, with over 1,000 nmi (1,900 km) of range. Powered by three General Electric J85s, it is expected to be flight tested in 2020.

The XB-1 Baby Boom is 68 ft (21 m) long, has a 17 ft (5.2 m) wingspan and a 13,500 lb (6,100 kg) maximum take-off weight. Powered by three 3,500 lbf (16 kN), non-afterburning J85-15 engines with variable geometry inlets and exhaust.

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It has a two-crew cockpit, chined forebody and swept trailing edges.[2] For thermal control, the environmental control system uses the fuel as a heat sink to dump cabin heat.more info: Boom Supersonic

Meet XB-1, Boom’s supersonic demonstrator. Follow the build and take a close look at every component, from flight controls and cockpit to the landing gear and flight systems.