Bird of Prey
Fully funded by Boeing, the Bird of Prey project costs $67 million.
A subsonic, single-seat technology demonstrator, the aircraft completed 38 test flights as part
of its flight-demonstration program. Its first flight took place in fall 1996. Bird of Prey has a wingspan 22.66 feet and a length of 46.66 feet,
and weighs nearly 7,400 pounds. Powered by a Pratt & Whitney JT15D-5C turbofan engine, the Bird of
Prey has an operational speed of 260 knots and a maximum operating altitude of 20,000 feet.
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