TITLE

This Beauty Became a Beast

AUTHOR(S)
Bodie, Warren M.
PUB. DATE
May 2009
SOURCE
Aviation History;May2009, Vol. 19 Issue 5, p40
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article features the Lightning aircraft which was the product of the genius of Hall Hibbard and Clarence Johnson. The XP-28 prototype was flown by Lieutenant Benjamin Kelsey of Wright Field, Ohio and the fighter won a U.S. defense contract. Lockheed test pilot Ralph Virden was assigned to investigate the problem of compressibility. The YP-38 crashed into a house when Virden failed to heed warnings not to perform certain maneuvers.
ACCESSION #
37334505

 

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