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D-558-1 Skystreak
The Douglas D-558-1 Skystreak research aircraft was built for the U.S. Navy to explore the transonic region approaching the speed of sound.
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...
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-558-1 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 #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 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 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 #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...
D-558 Skystreak on Tarmac
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D-558 Skystreak on Tarmac
The D-558 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
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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 #1 is Towed out of its Construction Hangar
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D-558-1 Skystreak #1 is Towed out of its Construction Hangar
The D-558-1 was developed by the Douglas Aircraft Company at its El Segundo (California) Division in...
D-558-1 Skystreak Swept-Wing Wind Tunnel Model
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D-558-1 Skystreak Swept-Wing Wind Tunnel Model
The D-558-1 was developed by the Douglas Aircraft Company, today a part of Boeing, at its El Segundo...
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