Scaled Composites Model 348 White Knight Two

2008

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Scaled Composites Model 348 White Knight Two

The Model 348 White Knight Two (WK2) is a quadjet cargo aircraft that is used to lift the SpaceShipTwo spacecraft to release altitude. It is based on the successful mothership to SpaceShipOne, White Knight, which itself is based on Proteus.

The first White Knight Two is named VMS Eve after Richard Branson's mother Eve Branson; it flew for the first time on December 21, 2008. The second is expected to be named VMS Spirit of Steve Fossett after Branson's close friend Steve Fossett, who died in an aircraft accident in 2007.

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Scaled Composites Model 348 White Knight TwoA three-view drawing (1600 x 1296)

Specification 
 CREW2
 ENGINE4 x Pratt & Whitney Canada PW308 turbofans, 30.69 kN each
 DIMENSIONS
  Wingspan43 m141 ft 1 in
  Length24 m79 ft 9 in
 PERFORMANCE
  Ceiling21000 m68900 ft

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