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PUB. DATE
June 2003
SOURCE
Airman;Jun2003, Vol. 47 Issue 6, p88
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports that the aircraft Bell XP-59A was the first jet-propelled aircraft in the U.S. It is designed in great secrecy during the early part of World War II, the Airacomet was first tested on a remote corner of Muroc Army Air Base in California. It is never operational as a fighter, the aircraft nevertheless provided a great deal of useful experience for later designs. Stable and easy to fly, it served as a trainer for the nation's first generation of jet pilots.
ACCESSION #
18265369

 

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