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Old 14th November 2017, 06:36 PM
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That would have to be some seriously hot chillies.
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Oi, Doggo! Weapons-grade chilli research is my shtick.
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Old 14th November 2017, 06:40 PM
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Wait, so it's not Burt?
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Old 14th November 2017, 07:09 PM
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Burt was pipped at the post by this little beauty.
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If no one gets it tonight you will have to wait 24 hours as I will be on route to Perth.
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Old 17th November 2017, 10:01 AM
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I find it hard to believe that I am the only one that was enthralled by this achievement, a speed record that has stood for 50 years and will more than likely remain for quite some time..
It's name was the X?
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Old 17th November 2017, 10:09 AM
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I’m enthralled, but I don’t know the answer.

As it probably wasn’t the first X-plane, and I don’t know how many there were, I’ll start the “bidding” at X-5.
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Old 17th November 2017, 10:29 AM
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X5 is in the correct direction but they did not make a linear progression so there may have been 13 designs that got no further than the drawing board.
The first was the X-1 the final version was the X-?
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Old 17th November 2017, 10:47 AM
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I just did a google search on the X series and there were intervening designs some of which were just rockets others obviously failed to live up to expectations so very little is known about them. The jump from X-1 to X-?5 was pretty swift and the X=?5 had an operational lifetime of almost 10 years.
Fascinating reading in my opinion.
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Old 17th November 2017, 02:06 PM
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If its going to go down as a guessing game, X-?5 .......X-15?
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You are correct MikeJay, the X-15 was an awesome piece of machinery well worth the read if you are into speed and engineering.
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