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Bell X-2

Bell X-2

  • Author: Peter E. Davies
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1472819594
  • Category: History
  • Page: 80
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Even before the spectacular success of its X-1 rocket-powered aircraft in breaking the 'sound barrier', the adventurous Bell Aircraft Corporation was already pushing ahead with a parallel project to build a second aircraft capable of far higher speeds. The X-2 (or Model 52) explored the equally uncertain technology of swept-back wings. Now common in modern conventional fighter aircraft, the Bell X-2 was revolutionary in using this type of airframe to probe Mach 3 and research the effects of extreme aerodynamic friction heat on airframes. Although both X-2s were destroyed in crashes after only 20 flights, killing two test pilots, the knowledge gained from the programme was invaluable in developing aircraft that could safely fly at such speeds. Using stunning artwork and historical photographs, this is the story of the plane that ultimately made the Lockheed Blackbird and Concorde possible.

Bell X-1

Bell X-1

  • Author: Peter E. Davies
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1472814665
  • Category: History
  • Page: 80
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In 1947, no one knew if it was possible to break the 'sound barrier'. The Bell X-1 was the tiny, rocket-powered craft that finally broke it. It was the result of innovative designers and engineers turning their attention from the pioneering jets of World War II to a new task – an aircraft designed purely to fly faster than sound. Legendary pilots rallied to the cause, with World War II ace Chuck Yeager piloting the X-1 when it finally achieved supersonic flight in 1947, the first manned craft to reach such speeds. With historical photographs and meticulously researched digital art, Peter Davies traces the whole career of the pioneering Bell X-1, from its early development through to the influence it had on military and civilian jets in the second half of the 20th century.

Flight Behavior of the X-2 Research Airplane to a Mach Number of 3.20 and a Geometric Altitude of 126,200 Feet

Flight Behavior of the X-2 Research Airplane to a Mach Number of 3.20 and a Geometric Altitude of 126,200 Feet

  • Author: Richard E. Day,Donald Reisert
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Airplanes
  • Page: 22
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X-Planes: Pushing the Envelope of Flight

X-Planes: Pushing the Envelope of Flight

Pushing the Envelope of Flight

  • Author: Steve Pace
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781610607834
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: N.A
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Since the first edition of X-Planes at Edwards (0-87989-85-0) was published in 1995, many new types of civilian (Rutan-types, 717 and 777), military (Bombers, Fighters, Reconnaissance Drones and Transports) and dedicated research aircraft (X-planes) have been created by numerous manufacturers and then flight-tested at the Air Force Flight Test Center (AFFTC) and NASA Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC) at Edwards Air Force Base in the Mojave Desert of California. A number of these flight-test programs have concluded but a number of them are ongoing. These include:, Boeing North American B-1B Lancer', Northrop Grumman B-2A Spirit, Boeing C-17A Globemaster III, Boeing F-15E Strike Eagle, Lockheed Martin/Boeing F-22A Raptor, Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Prototypes - Boeing X-32 and Lockheed Martin X-35 , Lockheed/Boeing/General Dynamics YF-22A Lightning II, Northrop/McDonnell Douglas YF-23A Gray Ghost, Boeing 717, Boeing 777, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) - RQ-1 through RQ-8, Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicles (UCAV) - Boeing X-45A and Northrop Grumman X-47A Pegasus , X-planes, X-32 through X-49

California Warbird Survivors 2002

California Warbird Survivors 2002

A Handbook on Where to Find Them

  • Author: Harold A. Skaarup
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 0595236448
  • Category: History
  • Page: 576
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During the twentieth century, civil and military aviation has played a prominent role in the history and development of California. Commercial operators have exploited the advantages offered by aircraft to overcome its unique challenges of geography and climate. By virtue of California’s comparative size and strategic importance on the West Coast of the continental USA, a wide variety of military aircraft have been based there through the years.The list of military aircraft types that made up the tapestry of California aviation is as extensive as the list of legendary figures who have contributed to its amazing history. While most of the military aircraft types no longer grace the airspace over California, many can be viewed in their former splendor as they stand as gate guards or museum exhibits. This booklet provides a comprehensive guide to where these restored aircraft can be found. Complementing the details concerning aircraft specifications and roles, the author has included many facts. Finally, the descriptions of the recovery, restoration and preservation efforts stand as a tribute to the many volunteers who have devoted time, energy and financial support to ensure this rich heritage is preserved.

Modern Experimental Aircraft

Modern Experimental Aircraft

  • Author: Bruce LaFontaine
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 9780486410371
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 48
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45 accurately rendered illustrations of dynamic flying prototypes: Northrop XP-56 Black Bullet, the Bell X-1 rocketplane, the diminutive McDonnell XF-85 Goblin "parasite," more. Descriptive captions.

Balls Eight: History of the Boeing NB-52B Stratofortress Mothership

Balls Eight: History of the Boeing NB-52B Stratofortress Mothership

  • Author: Brian Lockett
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 0578030004
  • Category: History
  • Page: 202
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It has been asserted that the Boeing NB-52B Stratofortress, carrying Air Force serial 52-0008, can lay claim to being the airplane that has seen and participated in more history than any other single airplane. For forty-five years, the NB-52B was a fixture at Edwards Air Force Base. While the NB-52B is most famous for launching the three North American X-15 rocket planes, it continued to serve in the role of launch platform for a multitude of programs until its final mission on November 16, 2004. It was the oldest flying B-52 by nearly ten years. The book is 200 pages long. It contains 246 color photographs, 89 black and white photographs, and 2 other illustrations.

X-Planes at Edwards

X-Planes at Edwards

  • Author: Steve Pace
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781610607865
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: N.A
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Trace the historical beginnings of the aircraft that pushed aviation-performance levels to new heights, many of which were developed into the great operational fighters and bombers of yesterday and today. See photos of pioneers of aviation such as the Bell XP-59A (America's first jet fighter). Get the pilot's story of test-flying an XB-70 Valkyrie. See the prototypes for tomorrow's Lockheed F-22.

Dressing for Altitude

Dressing for Altitude

U.S. Aviation Pressure Suits, Wiley Post to Space Shuttle

  • Author: Dennis R. Jenkins
  • Publisher: Government Printing Office
  • ISBN: 9780160901102
  • Category: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Page: 526
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"Since its earliest days, flight has been about pushing the limits of technology and, in many cases, pushing the limits of human endurance. The human body can be the limiting factor in the design of aircraft and spacecraft. Humans cannot survive unaided at high altitudes. There have been a number of books written on the subject of spacesuits, but the literature on the high-altitude pressure suits is lacking. This volume provides a high-level summary of the technological development and operational use of partial- and full-pressure suits, from the earliest models to the current high altitude, full-pressure suits used for modern aviation, as well as those that were used for launch and entry on the Space Shuttle. The goal of this work is to provide a resource on the technology for suits designed to keep humans alive at the edge of space."--NTRS Web site.

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Laundry Unit, Single Trailer Mounted, W/canvas Cover; Army Type M532 (EIDAL Model ELT9T), NSN 3510-00-782-5294 and (EDRO Model EP120-LTU), NSN 3510-00-169-4735

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Military laundries
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