Boom XB-1

Boom Supersonic XB-1

The Boom XB-1 Baby Boom is a one-third-scale trijet supersonic demonstrator designed by Boom Technology as part of development of the Boom Overture supersonic transport airliner. It is planned to maintain Mach 2.2, with over 1,000 nautical miles of range.

The XB-1 Baby Boom is 68 ft (21 m) long, has a 17 ft (5.2 m) wingspan and with a maximum take-off weight of 13,500 lb (6,100 kg).

It is powered by three 3,500 lbf (16 kN), non-afterburning J85-15 engines with variable geometry inlets and exhaust, the prototype should be able to sustain Mach 2.2 with more than 1,000 nautical miles (1,900 km) of range.

It has a two-crew cockpit, chined forebody and swept trailing edges. For thermal control, the environmental control system uses the fuel as a heat sink to dump cabin heat.

Roll out is set for October 7, 2020.

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