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Test pilot Albert Scott Crossfield with X-15 56-6670 attached to the right wing pylon of NB-52A 52-003 at Edwards Air force Base. (North American Aviation Inc.)

Test pilot Albert Scott Crossfield with attached to the right wing pylon of at Edwards Air force Base. (North American Aviation Inc.

While the Blackbird SR-71 was the fastest manned airplane ever made, the fastest manned aircraft is the North American X-15, a rocket plane that flew for the first time on June 8, 1959, launched from a NASA NB-52B mothership. On October 1967 it pulverized all records: 4,520 miles per hour (7,274 km/h).

Bell On October 1967 pilot Pete Knight flew a North American rocket-powered aircraft mph km/h) at an altitude of miles km), thus breaking the record for top speed of a (rocket propelled) manned aircraft.

Wicked F-18 picture

Wicked F-18 picture

Horten Ho229

The Horten Ho 229 is generally known by a few unique names.IX, by the Horten Brothers. The identity Ho 229 had been given to th

Draeger pressure suit. It was tested in the Ho IX V2, and it was the right size to fit within the confines of the cockpit of the ’229, and recommended for service with the aircraft. These pressure suits are also able to operate as G-suits as they applied pressure in the same manner as a G suit does, but all over the body equally instead of at the extremities. This pressure suit was a full-body device which was heavy but necessary to prevent the effects of stagnant hypoxia as well.

The new nd scale Horten Ho 229 fighter from Zoukei-Mura is a lovely kit – we are in the process of having quite some fun making i.


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