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X-48B Blended Wing Body aircraft model. X-48B technology demonstrator at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, California, USA. This Blended Wing Body prototype, a cross between a conventional plane and a flying wing design, was created based on a need for a multi-role, long-range and high-capacity military transport aircraft. Boeing Phantom Works partnered with NASA and the Air Force Research Laboratory to study the structural, aerodynamic and operational advantages of this advanced aircraft concept. Photo taken October 2006.
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