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Because of the denser air at low altitudes, the B could not fly at supersonic speeds and its moderate range was reduced further, thereby negating the high performance the design paid so dearly for. The third flight on 4 June was the first to use the inertial system, and was also successful. A number of Bs were used for special trials, including testing the radar system intended for the Lockheed YF interceptor. The first US aircraft powered by jet engines — the mph Bell XP — had flown only ten years earlier. As the analysis progressed, it became apparent that the cause of the accident was not a simple issue of structural failure. Home - Search - Browse - Alphabetic Index:
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The reoriented study was based on the concept of a composite or partially-expendable parasite bomber to be carried by a B Building on Convair's experience of earlier delta-wing fighters, beginning with the XFA , a series of GEBO II designs were developed, initially studying swept and semi-delta configurations, but settling on the delta wing planform. They can rest in peace comforted by the fact their sacrifice resulted in one less unknown confronting the many pilots who followed in their pioneering footsteps. Under Ahlborn's influence, they became infatuated with the design of the seed because of the obvious simplicity of its structure and the efficiency of its aerodynamics. He was also asked to avoid manually responding with rudder to the yaw that was expected to occur following engine spool-down. The second phase was to cover the design, development, testing, static testing, and engineering data of two full-scale prototypes through initial flight test.
Technology bureau chief; George Cockle aircraft gram - due a very special thanks ; Earl Guthrie ret. The panellines are a bit deep and the assembly of the engine pods is rather simple with straight intakes. At lower speeds this tendency disappeared and the aircraft was quite stable. The XPA contract called for completion of the aircraft in the shortest possible time. The results were encouraging and a decision was made to return the aircraft to San Diego for engine and powerplant instrumentation installation. While exploratory wark was being conducted by a series of testbed aircraft, construction of the actual DFS was initiated by DFS under Lippisch's watchful eye. Among the many, he directed the AMC to continue development of the Boeing B, and most importantly from the standpoint of this story, he directed that effort be applied to a newly established program item-a possible supersonic bomber.