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F-15 SMTD Test Footage
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F-15 SMTD Test Footage
The McDonnell Douglas TF-15B technology demonstrator was a highly modified F-15B. It was fitted with...
Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) B-roll
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Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) B-roll
JDAM is a low-cost guidance kit that converts existing unguided free-fall bombs into accurately guided...
Rocketdyne F-1 Rocket Development
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Rocketdyne F-1 Rocket Development
F-1 is the most powerful U.S. rocket engine to be placed in production. Developed at Conoga Park, California,...
X-36 Flight Test Highlights
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X-36 Flight Test Highlights
In a series of flight tests, the low-cost X-36 research vehicle demonstrated the feasibility of using...
Boeing X-32A Flight Test Highlights
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Boeing X-32A Flight Test Highlights
In 1996, the U.S. Department of Defense awarded Boeing a four-year contract for the concept demonstration...
X-45A Flight Test Block 2 Highlights
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X-45A Flight Test Block 2 Highlights
The the two X-45A UCAVs completed demonstration flights in August 2005, establishing multiple aviation...
X-45A Block 1 Flight Test Highlights
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X-45A Block 1 Flight Test Highlights
The the two X-45A UCAVs completed demonstration flights in August 2005, establishing multiple aviation...
X-45A First Flights of Vehicles 1 and 2
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X-45A First Flights of Vehicles 1 and 2
The the two X-45A UCAVs completed demonstration flights in August 2005, establishing multiple aviation...
X-48C Flight Test Highlights
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X-48C Flight Test Highlights
The X-48C, designed by Boeing Research & Technology, built by Cranfield Aerospace Ltd. and flown in partnership...
X-53A Active Aeroelastic Wing (AAW) Test Flight
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X-53A Active Aeroelastic Wing (AAW) Test Flight
The X-53A Active Aeroelastic Wing (AAW) flight research project conducted by NASA Dryden Flight Research...
X-43A Hyper-X Test Activities
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X-43A Hyper-X Test Activities
The X-43 Hyper-X program demonstrated integrated hypersonic scramjet technologies from 2001-2004. Three...
X-40A Space manuevering Vehicle Test Flight
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X-40A Space manuevering Vehicle Test Flight
First flown in August 1998, the X-40A Space Maneuver Vehicle(SMV) is an instrumented X-vehicle that supports...
X-31 EFM Flight Test Highlights
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X-31 EFM Flight Test Highlights
The X-31 was conceived as a multipurpose, agile fighter-type aircraft capable of operating in controlled...
Rockwell HiMAT Test Flight
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Rockwell HiMAT Test Flight
The HiMAT program was designed to enhance transonic maneuverability of future U.S. fighter aircraft of...
Boeing Condor Test Flight
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Boeing Condor Test Flight
The Condor was a revolutionary, all-bonded composite aircraft built for remote-controlled, high-altitude,...
Douglas D-558-1 Skystreak Flight Test Activities
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Douglas D-558-1 Skystreak Flight Test Activities
The D558 program was conceived as a joint U.S. Navy/NACA research program for transonic and supersonic...
Douglas D-558-2 Skyrocket Test Flight
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Douglas D-558-2 Skyrocket Test Flight
The D558 program was conceived as a joint U.S. Navy/NACA research program for transonic and supersonic...
737 MAX Put Together Quickly (PTQ) Video, December 2015
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737 MAX Put Together Quickly (PTQ) Video, December 2015
The 737 MAX will be 14 percent more fuel-efficient than today's most efficient Next-Generation 737s –...
737 MAX Put Together Quickly (PTQ) Video, December 2015 (Silent)
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737 MAX Put Together Quickly (PTQ) Video, December 2015 (Silent)
The 737 MAX will be 14 percent more fuel-efficient than today's most efficient Next-Generation 737s –...
McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle B-roll
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McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle B-roll
On June 26, 1972, James S. McDonnell, founder of McDonnell Aircraft, christened the F-15 "Eagle." Test...
North American X-15 B-roll
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North American X-15 B-roll
The X-15 rocket research airplane was built by the Los Angeles (Calif.) Division of North American Aviation...
North American XB-70 Valkyrie B-roll
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North American XB-70 Valkyrie B-roll
The XB-70A, built by North American Aviation's Los Angeles (Calif.) Division for the U.S. Air Force,...
McDonnell Aircraft XF-85 Goblin
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McDonnell Aircraft XF-85 Goblin
The McDonnell XF-85 Goblin, the smallest jet-propelled fighter ever built, was a "parasite" designed...
Douglas X-3 Stiletto B-roll
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Douglas X-3 Stiletto B-roll
The single experimental Douglas X-3, called the Stiletto because of its knife-like shape. The unusual...
McDonnell Aircraft XF-88 In Flight
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McDonnell Aircraft XF-88 In Flight
McDonnell Aircraft Company built two XF-88s to demonstrate the impressive capabilities of their sleek...
Douglas XB-42 Mixmaster
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Douglas XB-42 Mixmaster
The ingenious Douglas XB-42A Mixmaster was America's first 400 mph bomber. One of the most advanced reciprocating-engine...
Boeing 707 Flight Test
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Boeing 707 Flight Test
After the Air Force agreed to let Boeing build commercial jets based on the prototype, 367-80, already...
Boeing 707 Manufacturing
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Boeing 707 Manufacturing
After the Air Force agreed to let Boeing build commercial jets based on the prototype, 367-80, already...
McDonnell F-101 Voodoo B-roll
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McDonnell F-101 Voodoo B-roll
The McDonnell Voodoo was a supersonic fighter designed to escort bombers and serve as a fighter bomber,...
Boeing 747 Advanced Cargo Transport Aircraft (KC-33)
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Boeing 747 Advanced Cargo Transport Aircraft (KC-33)
Boeing proposed a 747 adapted as an aerial refueling tanker during the 1970s Advanced Cargo Transport...
Douglas DC-8 Rollout & First Flight, May 30, 1958
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Douglas DC-8 Rollout & First Flight, May 30, 1958
The DC-8 is one of the earliest jet-powered commercial passenger aircraft. In the decade following its...
Irv Burrows, McDonnell Douglas Chief Test Pilot, Poses with F-15 Eagle Following First Flight
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Irv Burrows, McDonnell Douglas Chief Test Pilot, Poses with F-15 Eagle Following First Flight
The McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle air superiority jet fighter mades its first flight successfully and...
Boeing Phantom Eye First Flight B-roll
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Boeing Phantom Eye First Flight B-roll
The Phantom Eye demonstrator is a propeller-driven lightweight structure with a high aspect ratio wing....
F/A-18F Super Hornet High Crosswind Landing Test at Edwards AFB, 1998
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F/A-18F Super Hornet High Crosswind Landing Test at Edwards AFB, 1998
This F/A-18F Super Hornet was used to demonstrate maximum crosswind takeoff and landing capability during...
X-51A WaveRider on B-52 Launch Pylon
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X-51A WaveRider on B-52 Launch Pylon
Boeing's barrier-breaking unmanned X-51A WaveRider autonomous flight test demonstrator is leading the...
McDonnell XF-85 Goblin with B-29 Mothership at Muroc Facility, April 1949
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McDonnell XF-85 Goblin with B-29 Mothership at Muroc Facility, April 1949
The McDonnell XF-85 Goblin, the smallest jet-propelled fighter ever built, was a "parasite" designed...
XF-85 Goblin in B-29 Mothership, March 1949
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XF-85 Goblin in B-29 Mothership, March 1949
The McDonnell XF-85 Goblin, the smallest jet-propelled fighter ever built, was a "parasite" designed...
McDonnell XF-85 Goblin on Flight Ramp, April 1949
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McDonnell XF-85 Goblin on Flight Ramp, April 1949
The McDonnell XF-85 Goblin, the smallest jet-propelled fighter ever built, was a "parasite" designed...
XB-43 Jetmaster Taxi on Dry Lakebed
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XB-43 Jetmaster Taxi on Dry Lakebed
The Douglas XB-42 and the XB-43 were top security wartime programs which produced only four flying aircraft....
XB-42 Mixmaster Takes Off
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XB-42 Mixmaster Takes Off
The XB-42 and the XB-43 were top security wartime programs which produced only four flying aircraft....
Douglas XB-43 Jetmaster On Ramp
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Douglas XB-43 Jetmaster On Ramp
The XB-42 and the XB-43 were top security wartime programs which produced only four flying aircraft....
Douglas XB-43 Jetmaster Front View
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Douglas XB-43 Jetmaster Front View
The XB-42 and the XB-43 were top security wartime programs which produced only four flying aircraft....
Douglas XB-43 Jetmaster Landing
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Douglas XB-43 Jetmaster Landing
The XB-42 and the XB-43 were top security wartime programs which produced only four flying aircraft....
XB-42 Mixmaster Fly-by
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XB-42 Mixmaster Fly-by
The Douglas XB-42 and the XB-43 were top security wartime programs which produced only four flying aircraft....
Rear View of Douglas XB-42 Mixmaster
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Rear View of Douglas XB-42 Mixmaster
The XB-42 and the XB-43 were top security wartime programs which produced only four flying aircraft....
Douglas X-3 Stiletto Taking Off
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Douglas X-3 Stiletto Taking Off
The single experimental Douglas X-3, called the Stiletto because of its knife-like shape, was built to...
Douglas X-3 Stiletto on Test Flight
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Douglas X-3 Stiletto on Test Flight
The single experimental Douglas X-3, called the Stiletto because of its knife-like shape, was built to...
X-3 Stiletto Taking Off
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X-3 Stiletto Taking Off
The single experimental Douglas X-3, called the Stiletto because of its knife-like shape, was built to...
HiMAT Research Vehicle over Edwards Air Force Base, CA
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HiMAT Research Vehicle over Edwards Air Force Base, CA
The HiMAT program was designed to enhance transonic maneuverability of future U.S. fighter aircraft of...
HiMAT Research Vehicle on Edwards AFB Lake Bed
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HiMAT Research Vehicle on Edwards AFB Lake Bed
The HiMAT program was designed to enhance transonic maneuverability of future U.S. fighter aircraft of...
McDonnell XF-85 Flight Test
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McDonnell XF-85 Flight Test
The XF-85 Goblin on a test flight over Muroc Dry Lake (later Edwards Air Force Base), Calif. On one test...
McDonnell XF-85 Flight Test
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McDonnell XF-85 Flight Test
The McDonnell XF-85 Goblin, the smallest jet-propelled fighter ever built, was a "parasite" designed...
777-300ER at Sunset
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777-300ER at Sunset
The 777-300ER extends the 777 family's span of capabilities, bringing twin-engine efficiency and reliability...
777-300ER Flight Test Landing Gear Inspection
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777-300ER Flight Test Landing Gear Inspection
During the 777-300ER's 1,500-hour flight test program, the airplane exceeded its original design performance...
777-300ER Flight Test Takeoff
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777-300ER Flight Test Takeoff
During the 777-300ER's 1,500-hour flight test program, the airplane exceeded its original design performance...
777-300ER Flight Test Takeoff from Edwards AFB
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777-300ER Flight Test Takeoff from Edwards AFB
During the 777-300ER's 1,500-hour flight test program, the airplane exceeded its original design performance...
777-300ER Test Flight Takeoff
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777-300ER Test Flight Takeoff
During the 777-300ER's 1,500-hour flight test program, the airplane exceeded its original design performance...
X-32A Joint Strike Fighter Flight Test Landing
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X-32A Joint Strike Fighter Flight Test Landing
The Boeing Joint Strike Fighter X-32A concept demonstrator landed at Edwards Air Force Base on its first...
X-32A Joint Strike Fighter Landing Tests
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X-32A Joint Strike Fighter Landing Tests
Nov. 2000 — The Boeing JSF X-32A concept demonstrator began field carrier landing practice tests at Edwards...
X-32A Joint Strike Fighter Wave-Off Test
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X-32A Joint Strike Fighter Wave-Off Test
During its 15th flight, the Boeing JSF X-32A concept demonstrator performs "wave-off" tests in preparation...
X-32A Joint Strike Fighter in Flight
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X-32A Joint Strike Fighter in Flight
The Boeing JSF X-32A concept demonstrator flies over Edwards Air Force Base, CA. during its 15th flight....
X-32A Joint Strike Fighter in Flight
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X-32A Joint Strike Fighter in Flight
The Boeing JSF X-32A concept demonstrator flies over Edwards Air Force Base, CA, during its 17th test...
X-32A Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) in Flight
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X-32A Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) in Flight
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., Oct. 13, 2000 - The Boeing Joint Strike Fighter X-32A concept demonstrator...
X-32A Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Demo
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X-32A Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Demo
The Boeing Joint Strike Fighter X-32A concept demonstrator approaches the runway at Edwards Air Force...
X-32A Joint Strike Fighter Cycles Weapons Bay Doors in Flight
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X-32A Joint Strike Fighter Cycles Weapons Bay Doors in Flight
Boeing JSF X-32A successfully cycled the weapons bay doors in flight for the first time Jan. 5, 2001....
X-45A UCAV Maintenance
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X-45A UCAV Maintenance
The the two X-45A UCAVs completed demonstration flights in August 2005, establishing multiple aviation...
X-45 UCAV on the Ground at Edwards AFB
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X-45 UCAV on the Ground at Edwards AFB
The J-UCAS X-45 program is a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency/U.S. Air Force/U.S. Navy/Boeing...
X-45A UCAV on Tarmac
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X-45A UCAV on Tarmac
The the two X-45A UCAVs completed demonstration flights in August 2005, establishing multiple aviation...
X-45A UCAV Takeoff
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X-45A UCAV Takeoff
The the two X-45A UCAVs completed demonstration flights in August 2005, establishing multiple aviation...
Two X-45A UCAVs Parked Side by Side
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Two X-45A UCAVs Parked Side by Side
The J-UCAS X-45 program is a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency/U.S. Air Force/U.S. Navy/Boeing...
X-45A UCAV at Sunrise
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X-45A UCAV at Sunrise
The the two X-45A UCAVs completed demonstration flights in August 2005, establishing multiple aviation...
X-45A UCAV in Flight
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X-45A UCAV in Flight
The the two X-45A UCAVs completed demonstration flights in August 2005, establishing multiple aviation...
Boeing X-45As Reach 50th Flight with First Simulated Combat Mission
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Boeing X-45As Reach 50th Flight with First Simulated Combat Mission
Imagine having a stealthy military aircraft capable of flying over enemy territory, ready to strike and...
X-45A UCAV Takes Off
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X-45A UCAV Takes Off
The J-UCAS X-45 program is a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency/U.S. Air Force/U.S. Navy/Boeing...
Boeing Completes JSF X-32A Flight Test with Loaded Weapons Bay
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Boeing Completes JSF X-32A Flight Test with Loaded Weapons Bay
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., Jan. 26, 2001 -- Boeing successfully completed the Joint Strike Fighter...
Navy P2B-1S Mothership Modified for Launching a D-558-2 Skyrocket
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Navy P2B-1S Mothership Modified for Launching a D-558-2 Skyrocket
Although the D-558-2 could take off using its jet engine, this limited the aircraft's altitude and speed....
Navy P2B-1S Mothership Modified for Launching a D-558-2 Skyrocket
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Navy P2B-1S Mothership Modified for Launching a D-558-2 Skyrocket
Although the D-558-2 could take off using its jet engine, this limited the aircraft's altitude and speed....
D-558-2 Skyrocket Airdrop Preparations with P2B-1S Mothership, "Fertile Myrtle"
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D-558-2 Skyrocket Airdrop Preparations with P2B-1S Mothership, "Fertile Myrtle"
Although the D-558-2 could take off using its jet engine, this limited the aircraft's altitude and speed....
D-558-1 Skystreak Aborted Takeoff
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D-558-1 Skystreak Aborted Takeoff
The D-558-1 was developed by the Douglas Aircraft Company at its El Segundo (California) Division in...
D-558-2 Skyrocket in Flight
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D-558-2 Skyrocket in Flight
The D-558-1 Skystreak and the D-558-2 Skyrocket were 1947-48 experimental aircraft, which first nudged,...
D-558-2 Skyrocket in Flight
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D-558-2 Skyrocket in Flight
On June 11, 1951, the Douglas D-558-II Skyrocket, flown by company test pilot Bill Bridgeman, set new...
D-558-1 Skystreak in Flight
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D-558-1 Skystreak in Flight
The dark red color of the D-558-1 Skystreak made it difficult to see against the blue desert sky. Later,...
D-558-2 Skyrocket on the Ground After a Mach One Pass for a Media Demonstration
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D-558-2 Skyrocket on the Ground After a Mach One Pass for a Media Demonstration
With Douglas test pilot Gene May at the controls, the first Douglas D-558-2 Skyrocket performed a media...
Third D-558-2 Skyrocket on Rocket Servicing Trailer
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Third D-558-2 Skyrocket on Rocket Servicing Trailer
Douglas built a special trailer to service the D-558-2, the Rocket Servicing Trailer, or Mother Trailer....
D-558-2 Skyrocket Takeoff with JATO Assist
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D-558-2 Skyrocket Takeoff with JATO Assist
Douglas engineers experimented with augmenting the D-558-2 Skyrocket's takeoff performance by installing...
"Fertile Myrtle" Mothership Prepares to Airdrop a D-558-2 Skyrocket
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"Fertile Myrtle" Mothership Prepares to Airdrop a D-558-2 Skyrocket
Although the D-558-2 could take off using its jet engine, this limited the aircraft's altitude and speed....
D-558-1 Skystreak Attempts a World Speed Record
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D-558-1 Skystreak Attempts a World Speed Record
The dark red color of the D-558-1 Skystreak made it difficult to see against the blue desert sky. Later,...
D-558-1 Skystreak #1 Flight Preparations at North Base
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D-558-1 Skystreak #1 Flight Preparations at North Base
The D-558-1 was developed by the Douglas Aircraft Company at its El Segundo (California) Division in...
D-558-1 Skystreak Pilot Gene May
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D-558-1 Skystreak Pilot Gene May
The pilots who volunteered to fly the D-558-1 Skystreak and the D-558-2 Skyrocket undertook tremendous...
D-558-1 Skystreak Pilot Gene May
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D-558-1 Skystreak Pilot Gene May
On August 25, 1947, with World War II Marine Corps ace Marion Carl at the controls, the Douglas D-558-1...
D-558-1 Skystreak Pilot
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D-558-1 Skystreak Pilot
The D-558-1 was developed by the Douglas Aircraft Company at its El Segundo (California) Division in...
D-558-1 Skystreak #1 with Tractor at Muroc Air Base
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D-558-1 Skystreak #1 with Tractor at Muroc Air Base
With a bright gloss-red finish to assist invisual tracking, and not being much more than a long tube...
D-558-1 Skystreak Pilots
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D-558-1 Skystreak Pilots
The pilots who volunteered to fly the D-558-1 Skystreak and the D-558-2 Skyrocket undertook tremendous...
D-558-1 Skystreak Pilot
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D-558-1 Skystreak Pilot
On August 25, 1947, with World War II Marine Corps ace Marion Carl at the controls, the Douglas D-558-1...
Pilots with the First D-558-1 Skystreak
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Pilots with the First D-558-1 Skystreak
The pilots who volunteered to fly the D-558-1 Skystreak and the D-558-2 Skyrocket undertook tremendous...
D-558-1 Skystreak with Pilot Gene May
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D-558-1 Skystreak with Pilot Gene May
With a bright gloss-red finish to assist invisual tracking, and not being much more than a long tube...
D-558-2 Skyrocket with Pilot and Automobile
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D-558-2 Skyrocket with Pilot and Automobile
On Nov. 20, 1953, Scott Crossfield, a government test pilot for the National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics...
D-558-2 Skyrocket, First to Reach Mach 2
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D-558-2 Skyrocket, First to Reach Mach 2
On June 11, 1951, the Douglas D-558-II Skyrocket, flown by company test pilot Bill Bridgeman, set new...
D-558-2 Skyrocket Pilot
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D-558-2 Skyrocket Pilot
Jan. 31, 1948, marked the first flight of the Douglas D-558-2 Skyrocket experimental aircraft. The first...
D-558-2 Skyrocket #1 with Left Landing Gear Collapsed
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D-558-2 Skyrocket #1 with Left Landing Gear Collapsed
After its 106th test flight on Jan. 4, 1951, the first D-558-1 Skystreak's left landing gear collapsed...
D-558-2 Skyrocket #1 with Left Landing Gear Collapsed
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D-558-2 Skyrocket #1 with Left Landing Gear Collapsed
After its 106th test flight on Jan. 4, 1951, the first D-558-1 Skystreak's left landing gear collapsed...
D-558-2 Skyrocket with Yaw and Pitch Sensing Vanes on its Instrumentation Boom
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D-558-2 Skyrocket with Yaw and Pitch Sensing Vanes on its Instrumentation Boom
Jan. 31, 1948, marked the first flight of the Douglas D-558-2 Skyrocket experimental aircraft. The first...
D-558-2 Skyrocket Structural Heating Survey Pickips
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D-558-2 Skyrocket Structural Heating Survey Pickips
The D-558-2 Skyrocket structural heating survey pickups were attached to the nose gear door. Shown in...
D-558-2 Skyrocket, Ship Number 2, with Speed Brake Partially Open
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D-558-2 Skyrocket, Ship Number 2, with Speed Brake Partially Open
The D-558-2 Skyrocket's speed brakes were hydraulically controlled. When the the system was depressurized,...
D-558-2 Skyrocket Main Landing Gear and Wheels
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D-558-2 Skyrocket Main Landing Gear and Wheels
Jan. 31, 1948, marked the first flight of the Douglas D-558-2 Skyrocket experimental aircraft. The first...
D-558-2 Skyrocket Main Landing Gear and Wheels
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D-558-2 Skyrocket Main Landing Gear and Wheels
On Nov. 20, 1953, Scott Crossfield, a government test pilot for the National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics...
D-558-2 Skyrocket Tail
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D-558-2 Skyrocket Tail
On June 11, 1951, the Douglas D-558-II Skyrocket, flown by company test pilot Bill Bridgeman, set new...
D-558-1 Skystreak in Flight Tests with Wingtip Tanks
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D-558-1 Skystreak in Flight Tests with Wingtip Tanks
On August 25, 1947, with World War II Marine Corps ace Marion Carl at the controls, the Douglas D-558-1...
D-558-1 Skystreak in Flight Tests with Wingtip Tanks
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D-558-1 Skystreak in Flight Tests with Wingtip Tanks
The D-558-1 was developed by the Douglas Aircraft Company at its El Segundo (California) Division in...
D-558-2 Skyrocket with Tow Bar
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D-558-2 Skyrocket with Tow Bar
Jan. 31, 1948, marked the first flight of the Douglas D-558-2 Skyrocket experimental aircraft. The first...
D-558-1 Skystreak Landing Gear Maintenance
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D-558-1 Skystreak Landing Gear Maintenance
The D-558-1 Skystreak and its successor, the D-558-2 Skyrocket—the first manned aircraft to reach twice...
D-558-1 Skystreak Landing
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D-558-1 Skystreak Landing
On August 25, 1947, with World War II Marine Corps ace Marion Carl at the controls, the Douglas D-558-1...
D-558-1 Skystreak #1 Test Flight Takeoff
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D-558-1 Skystreak #1 Test Flight Takeoff
The D-558-1 was developed by the Douglas Aircraft Company at its El Segundo (California) Division in...
First D-558-2 Skyrocket on Thrust Measurement Gauges
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First D-558-2 Skyrocket on Thrust Measurement Gauges
The D-558-1 Skystreak and the D-558-2 Skyrocket were 1947-48 experimental aircraft, which first nudged,...
D-558-1 Skystreak Painted White and Outfitted with Wingtip Tanks
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D-558-1 Skystreak Painted White and Outfitted with Wingtip Tanks
With a bright gloss-red finish and not being much more than a long tube with wings, the D-558-1 earned...
D-558-2 Skyrocket in Flight
BI229595 (sm97413)
D-558-2 Skyrocket in Flight
The D-558-1 Skystreak and the D-558-2 Skyrocket were 1947-48 experimental aircraft, which first nudged,...
D-558-1 Skystreak Painted White with Finned Wingtip Tanks
BI229597 (sm97464)
D-558-1 Skystreak Painted White with Finned Wingtip Tanks
With a bright gloss-red finish and not being much more than a long tube with wings, the D-558-1 earned...
D-558-1 Skystreak with Wingtip Tanks
BI229599 (sm97465)
D-558-1 Skystreak with Wingtip Tanks
With a bright gloss-red finish and not being much more than a long tube with wings, the D-558-1 earned...
D-558-1 Skystreak with Finned Wingtip Tanks
BI229601 (sm97466)
D-558-1 Skystreak with Finned Wingtip Tanks
With a bright gloss-red finish and not being much more than a long tube with wings, the D-558-1 earned...
Pilots with D-558-1 Skystreak Outfitted with Wingtip Tanks
BI229603 (sm97467)
Pilots with D-558-1 Skystreak Outfitted with Wingtip Tanks
With a bright gloss-red finish and not being much more than a long tube with wings, the D-558-1 earned...
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