Note: The configuration for this aircraft in Vertipedia is still under development and may not be correct.

As part of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program, the Boeing X-32 concept demonstrator uses a derivative of the Pratt & Whitney F119 engine with Rolls-Royce lift components. The X-32 concept has a chin inlet and a blended delta wing. In short take-off and vertical landing (STOVL) mode, the engine closes the vectorable cruise nozzle and opens two lift nozzles at the aircraft c.g. Boeing's design for the operational aircraft has an empty weight of about 22,000 lb, length of 45 ft and a wingspan of 30 ft; maximum take-off weight would be about 50,000 lb. 

Source: AHS V/STOL Wheel

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: The Boeing Company

Primary manufacturer: The Boeing Company

Parent type: No type defined

Aircraft status: No longer flying

Configuration

Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Jet lift VTOL

Compound type: N/A

Lift configuration: Combined lift devices (x2)

Dedicated control device: Other (x99)

Dedicated propulsion devices: 1

Crew required: 1

Crew seating: Single seater

Landing gear: Wheels (all retractable)

Overall Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 1

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

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