Skystreak, Skyrocket, & Stiletto: Douglas High-Speed X-Planes Zoom

Skystreak, Skyrocket, & Stiletto: Douglas High-Speed X-Planes

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Gas turbine technology gave birth to the turbojet engine during the 1940s, ushering in the jet age. Paralleling turbojet development, the fledgling rocket engine was ready to make a grandiose debut. But aeronautical advances weren't limited to propulsion technology - the time was also right for incorporating a swept wing into a full-scale aircraft. The Douglas D-558-1 Skystreak, D-558-2 Skyrocket, and X-3 Stiletto were among the first aircraft to blend airframe to powerplant in ways that would set the standard for many modern-day aircraft designs. These aircraft were at the forefront of a renaissance in aeronautical discovery, the likes of which have not been seen since. Aeronautical history was made with these aircraft as they explored transonic and supersonic flight. One of the D-558-2 Skyrockets even became the first manned aircraft to exceed Mach 2. In this quest for knowledge, records were broken, mysteries solved, and a life was lost.

Pages: 146
Size: 8.5 X 8.5 (inches)
Format: Paperback
Illustrations: 300 b/w photos
Publisher: Specialty Press
ISBN: 9781580072670
Product Code: SP084P