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  • Skystreak & Skyrocket Pilot Manual

    8.5x11" 92 Pages The D-558 aircraft were part of a transonic research program originated by NACA and the U.S. Navy. The D-558-1 Skystreak turbojet first flew in 1947 at Muroc. It quickly set a new world speed record of...

    $23.95 $16.95

  • X-15 Rocket Plane Pilot Manual

    8x10" 194 Pages The X-15 rocket plane flew at Mach 6.72 and at altitudes above 67 miles -- at the threshold of space! The men who flew this amazing plane became the USAF's first astronauts. Powered by an XLR-99 engine...

    $25.95 $18.95

  • X-1A Rocket Plane Pilot Manual

    8.5x11" 45 Pages An improvement over the Bell X-1 -- the first plane to break the sound barrier in level flight -- the X-1A was designed to reach Mach 2.0. Initial test flights commenced in January of 1953. On December...

    $18.95 $11.95

  • X-3 Stiletto Pilot Manual

    8.5x11" 81 Pages The radical Douglas X-3 Stiletto was built primarily of titanium, and was intended to test high speed flight and low-aspect ratio wing design. Initial requirements indicated it would carry the J-46...

    $23.95 $16.95

  • X-4 Bantam Pilot Manual

    8.5x11" 74 Pages Designed without horizontal stabilizers, the X-4 Bantam had a semi-tailless design that bore some resemblance to Germany's Me-163 rocket plane. The small, twin-jet craft relied on combined elevator and...

    $23.95 $16.95

  • YB-49 Flying Wing Pilot Manual

    8x10" 92 Pages Visionary designer Jack Northrop built a series of experimental "flying wing" aircraft both before and during WWII. One of the most radical designs of the post-war era, the propeller-driven YB-35 bomber's...

    $21.95 $13.95