Picture: Boeing Phantom Works X-48B unmanned blended wing body model tests begin

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Boeing Phantom Works is ground-testing its X-48B unmanned blended wing body (BWB) demonstrators at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center.

The two 228kg (500lb), 6.4m (21ft)-span vehicles will fly at speeds up to 120kt (220km/h) and altitudes up to 10,000ft (3,030m).

Read Kieran Daly's view on how hopes for blended wing body aircraft could be killed off by studies showing air sickness more likely without windows

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