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Boeing F3B-1, NASA history collection

Boeing F3B-1, NASA history collection

Boeing F3B-1: While most Boeing F3B-1s served aboard the U. S. Navy aircraft carriers Lexington and Saratoga, this example flew in NACA hands at the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory in the late 1920's. ... More

The cargo hatch of a KC-135R Stratotanker displays

The cargo hatch of a KC-135R Stratotanker displays

The cargo hatch of a KC-135R Stratotanker displays a flag of the National Hockey League team the Chicago Blackhawks as the aircraft sits on the ramp March 29, 2016 at the 126th Air Refueling Wing, Scott Air For... More

Grumman XF8F-1 Bearcat, NASA history collection

Grumman XF8F-1 Bearcat, NASA history collection

Grumman XF8F-1 Bearcat: This Grumman Bearcat, the first, the XF8F-1, was tested for directional instability in Langley's 30 x 60 Full Scale Tunnel. NASA Identifier: L42397

Grumman XF8F-1 Bearcat, NASA history collection

Grumman XF8F-1 Bearcat, NASA history collection

Grumman XF8F-1 Bearcat: This Grumman Bearcat, the first, the XF8F-1, was tested for directional instability in Langley's 30 x 60 Full Scale Tunnel. NASA Identifier: L42397

Grumman XF6F-4 Hellcat, NASA history collection

Grumman XF6F-4 Hellcat, NASA history collection

Grumman XF6F-4 Hellcat: This Grumman XF6F-4 Hellcat tested while at Langley a turbo-supercharger, rather than a gear-driven supercharger as was the norm with the F6F. This aircraft served with the NACA for almo... More

Grumman XF6F-4 Hellcat, NASA history collection

Grumman XF6F-4 Hellcat, NASA history collection

Grumman XF6F-4 Hellcat: This Grumman XF6F-4 Hellcat tested while at Langley a turbo-supercharger, rather than a gear-driven supercharger as was the norm with the F6F. This aircraft served with the NACA for almo... More

General Motors FM-2 Wildcat (Grumman F4F)

General Motors FM-2 Wildcat (Grumman F4F)

General Motors FM-2 Wildcat (Grumman F4F): Built by the Eastern Aircraft Division of General Motors, the Grumman F4F Wildcat became the General Motors FM-2 Wildcat. Of the 7,825 built, 5,837 were manufactured b... More

Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat, NASA history collection

Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat, NASA history collection

Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat: Another of the Grumman "Cat" fighters, this is a Hellcat. This F6F-3 example arrived at Langley from Floyd Bennett Field in New York for the NACA early in 1943. After performing test work... More

FLIGHT TEST OF F-82 AIRPLANE WITH RAM JET MISSILE

FLIGHT TEST OF F-82 AIRPLANE WITH RAM JET MISSILE

FLIGHT TEST OF F-82 AIRPLANE WITH RAM JET MISSILE NASA Identifier: C-1948-22249

[Mystere IV - American Air Force Team Visit Dassault Co. Testing Grounds]

[Mystere IV - American Air Force Team Visit Dassault Co. Testing Groun...

[Mystere IV - American Air Force Team Visit Dassault Co. Testing Grounds] - [FRA-6019 through FRA-6036]

[Marcel Dassault Aircraft Co. - The "Mystere"]

[Marcel Dassault Aircraft Co. - The "Mystere"]

[Marcel Dassault Aircraft Co. - The "Mystere"] - [FRA-5915 through FRA-5917]

[SNCASE Aircraft Factory (Armagnac)]

[SNCASE Aircraft Factory (Armagnac)]

[SNCASE Aircraft Factory (Armagnac)] - [FRA-3637 through FRA-3660 (See also FRA-3688 through FRA-3699)]

[Airbases in France, Information Tour]

[Airbases in France, Information Tour]

[Airbases in France, Information Tour] - [FRA-8008 through FRA-8023]

[Mystere IV - American Air Force Team Visit Dassault Co. Testing Grounds]

[Mystere IV - American Air Force Team Visit Dassault Co. Testing Groun...

[Mystere IV - American Air Force Team Visit Dassault Co. Testing Grounds] - [FRA-6019 through FRA-6036]

[SNCASE Aircraft Factory (Armagnac, Vampire, Grognarde, Helicopters, Mistral)]

[SNCASE Aircraft Factory (Armagnac, Vampire, Grognarde, Helicopters, M...

[SNCASE Aircraft Factory (Armagnac, Vampire, Grognarde, Helicopters, Mistral)] - [FRA-3688 through FRA-3699]

[Mystere IV (Dassault Aircraft 454)]

[Mystere IV (Dassault Aircraft 454)]

[Mystere IV (Dassault Aircraft 454)] - [FRA-6300]

[Toul-Rosiere Air Base Dedicated]

[Toul-Rosiere Air Base Dedicated]

[Toul-Rosiere Air Base Dedicated] - [FRA-7117 through FRA-7133]

F-82 AIRPLANE ACCIDENT ON HANGAR APRON

F-82 AIRPLANE ACCIDENT ON HANGAR APRON

F-82 AIRPLANE ACCIDENT ON HANGAR APRON NASA Identifier: C-1949-24899

F-82 AIRPLANE ACCIDENT ON HANGAR APRON

F-82 AIRPLANE ACCIDENT ON HANGAR APRON

F-82 AIRPLANE ACCIDENT ON HANGAR APRON NASA Identifier: C-1949-24896

F-82 AIRPLANE ACCIDENT ON HANGAR APRON

F-82 AIRPLANE ACCIDENT ON HANGAR APRON

F-82 AIRPLANE ACCIDENT ON HANGAR APRON NASA Identifier: C-1949-24900

The F-100 is displayed on a permanent stand. It was the second aircraft to represent the Liberty Wing. It flew for the 48th Fighter Wing between 1956 and 1972 before it was replaced by the F-4 Phantom

The F-100 is displayed on a permanent stand. It was the second aircraf...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Raf Lakenheath State: East Anglia Country: England / Great Britain (ENG) Scene Camera Operator: AMN 1ST Class William C. Gatch Release Status: R... More

Loftin Collection: Vought F4U-4B "Corsair" Navy fighter

Loftin Collection: Vought F4U-4B "Corsair" Navy fighter

The Vought F4U-4B "Corsair" Navy fighter. See also figures 3 and 17 of volume 4. This photograph is dated 7/18/51. The Vought F4U-4B was usually seen in a combat role, but as the NACA tail band suggests, this C... More

An F-106A Delta Dart aircraft sits on the flight line at Rockwell International's Plant No. 42, where it has been used as a safety chase aircraft for the B-1B aircraft production acceptance flight test program. The aircraft, which was the final F-106 in active service, will be flown to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, for use in the QF-106 drone program. A B-1B aircraft is in the background

An F-106A Delta Dart aircraft sits on the flight line at Rockwell Inte...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Palmdale State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT John K. Mcdowell Release Status: Released to... More

A Super Etendard aircraft of the Argentine Navy briefly touches down on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72). The plane is taking part in touch-and-go landings aboard the LINCOLN during the vessel's circumnavigation of South America

A Super Etendard aircraft of the Argentine Navy briefly touches down o...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: Don S. Montgomery Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

X-4, NASA history collection

X-4, NASA history collection

In this 1950 straight-on view of the NACA High-Speed Flight Research Station's X-4 research aircraft, the horizontal tailless design is quite evident. The X-4 Bantam, a single-place, low swept-wing, semi-taille... More

Presidential Airplane, the Independence

Presidential Airplane, the Independence

Caption: Presidential airplane of President Harry S. Truman, the "Independence," in flight over unknown location. Photographs Relating to the Administration, Family, and Personal Life of Harry S. Truman

An F-106A Delta Dart aircraft rolls along a taxiway at Rockwell International's Plant No. 42, where it has been used as a safety chase aircraft for the B-1B aircraft production acceptance flight test program. The aircraft, which was the final F-106 in active service, will be flown to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, for use in the QF-106 drone program. A B-1B aircraft is in the background

An F-106A Delta Dart aircraft rolls along a taxiway at Rockwell Intern...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Palmdale State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT John K. Mcdowell Release Status: Released to... More

A Super Etendard aircraft of the Argentine Navy ascends after briefly touching down on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72). The plane is taking part in touch-and-go landings aboard the LINCOLN during the vessel's circumnavigation of South America

A Super Etendard aircraft of the Argentine Navy ascends after briefly ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: Don S. Montgomery Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A U.S. Air Force F-51D Mustang aircraft assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", 178th Fighter Squadron, North Dakota Air National Guard, in flight near Hector Field, N.D., sometime in early 1950. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-51D Mustang aircraft assigned to the 119th Fighter ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Hector Air Field State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Pub... More

Extreme close up showing the nose section of a MIG-15 aircraft on display during the Airfest 2000 air show at March Air Reserve Base (ARB), California (CA)

Extreme close up showing the nose section of a MIG-15 aircraft on disp...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: March Air Reserve Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Melissa Connolly, USAF Release ... More

U.S. Air Force F-51D Mustang aircraft assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", 178th Fighter Squadron, North Dakota Air National Guard, at Hector Field, N.D., on June 1950. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

U.S. Air Force F-51D Mustang aircraft assigned to the 119th Fighter Wi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Hector Air Field State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Pub... More

A Super Etendard aircraft of the Argentine Navy briefly touches down on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72). The plane is taking part in touch-and-go landings aboard the LINCOLN during the vessel's circumnavigation of South America

A Super Etendard aircraft of the Argentine Navy briefly touches down o...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: Don S. Montgomery Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

X-4, NASA history collection

X-4, NASA history collection

In this 1950 straight-on view of the NACA High-Speed Flight Research Station's X-4 research aircraft, the horizontal tailless design is quite evident. The X-4 Bantam, a single-place, low swept-wing, semi-taille... More

An unidentified US Army (USA) Soldiers guards an abandoned Iraqi L-29 Jet Trainer aircraft at the East Samarra Airfield in Iraq, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. The L-29 is under investigation because of the possibility of it being converted to an Unman Aerial Vehicle (UAV), which could be used as a chemical weapon delivery system. (SUBSTANDARD)

An unidentified US Army (USA) Soldiers guards an abandoned Iraqi L-29 ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Base: Samarra Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: SPC Kathy Jo Young, USA Release Status: Released to P... More

ROCKET MISSILE UNMOUNTED AND MOUNTED ON F-82 AIRPLANE

ROCKET MISSILE UNMOUNTED AND MOUNTED ON F-82 AIRPLANE

ROCKET MISSILE UNMOUNTED AND MOUNTED ON F-82 AIRPLANE NASA Identifier: C-1951-28904

F-82 AIRPLANE SETUP FOR HIGH ALTITUDE ICING TESTS

F-82 AIRPLANE SETUP FOR HIGH ALTITUDE ICING TESTS

F-82 AIRPLANE SETUP FOR HIGH ALTITUDE ICING TESTS NASA Identifier: C-1951-27663

NASA XF-92A, Dryden history gallery

NASA XF-92A, Dryden history gallery

E-960 In the center foreground of this 1953 hanger photo is the YF-84A (NACA 134/Air Force 45-59490) used for vortex generator research. It arrived on November 28, 1949, and departed on April 21, 1954. Beside i... More

NACA Aircraft in hangar 1953 - clockwise from front center: YF-84A, D-558-1, D-558-2, B-47, X-1 ship

NACA Aircraft in hangar 1953 - clockwise from front center: YF-84A, D-...

In the center foreground of this 1953 hanger photo is the YF-84A (NACA 134/Air Force 45-59490) used for vortex generator research. It arrived on November 28, 1949, and departed on April 21, 1954. Beside it is t... More

X-1E on Lakebed with Collapsed Nose Gear

X-1E on Lakebed with Collapsed Nose Gear

This photo was taken June 18, 1956 on Rogers Dry Lakebed after Flight 7 of the Bell Aircraft Corporation X-1E with NACA High-Speed Flight Station test pilot Joseph `Joe' Walker at the controls. The first genera... More

ROCKET MISSILE UNMOUNTED AND MOUNTED ON F-82 AIRPLANE

ROCKET MISSILE UNMOUNTED AND MOUNTED ON F-82 AIRPLANE

ROCKET MISSILE UNMOUNTED AND MOUNTED ON F-82 AIRPLANE NASA Identifier: C-1951-28902

D-558-2 in flight with F-86 chase

D-558-2 in flight with F-86 chase

This 1950s photograph shows the Douglas D-558-2 and the North American F-86 Sabre chase aircraft in-flight. Both aircraft display early examples of sweptwing airfoils. The Douglas D-558-2 "Skyrockets" were amon... More

D-558-2 being mounted to P2B-1S launch aircraft

D-558-2 being mounted to P2B-1S launch aircraft

This 1953 NACA High-Speed Flight Research Station photograph shows the Douglas D-558-2 #2 Skyrocket (NACA 144), prior to flight, being towed under the P2B-1S launch vehicle (NACA 137) for attachment. The photog... More

X-1E on Lakebed with Collapsed Nose Gear

X-1E on Lakebed with Collapsed Nose Gear

This photo was taken June 18, 1956 on Rogers Dry Lakebed after Flight 7 of the Bell Aircraft Corporation X-1E with NACA High-Speed Flight Station test pilot Joseph `Joe' Walker at the controls. The first genera... More

D-558-2 being mounted to P2B-1S launch aircraft

D-558-2 being mounted to P2B-1S launch aircraft

This 1953 NACA High-Speed Flight Research Station photograph shows the Douglas D-558-2 #2 Skyrocket (NACA 144), prior to flight, being towed under the P2B-1S launch vehicle (NACA 137) for attachment. The photog... More

NASA X-5, Dryden history gallery

NASA X-5, Dryden history gallery

E-960 In the center foreground of this 1953 hanger photo is the YF-84A NACA 134/Air Force 45-59490 used for vortex generator research. It arrived on November 28, 1949, and departed on April 21, 1954. Beside it ... More

XF-91 on ramp, NASA history collection

XF-91 on ramp, NASA history collection

This NACA High-Speed Flight Research Station photograph of the Republic XF-91 Thunderceptor, was taken in 1951 on the South Base ramp at Edwards Air Force Base. The Republic XF-91 Thunderceptor was a single-pla... More

NASA Aircraft Fleet 1950s, Dryden history gallery

NASA Aircraft Fleet 1950s, Dryden history gallery

E-960 In the center foreground of this 1953 hanger photo is the YF-84A (NACA 134/Air Force 45-59490) used for vortex generator research. It arrived on November 28, 1949, and departed on April 21, 1954. Beside i... More

XF-91 on ramp, NASA history collection

XF-91 on ramp, NASA history collection

This NACA High-Speed Flight Research Station photograph of the Republic XF-91 Thunderceptor, was taken in 1951 on the South Base ramp at Edwards Air Force Base. The Republic XF-91 Thunderceptor was a single-pla... More

D-558-2 on ramp

D-558-2 on ramp

This 1949 NACA Muroc Flight Test Unit photograph shows the Douglas D-558-2 #1 at the South Base, Edwards Air Force Base. The aircraft was turned over to the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics on 31 Aug... More

A Korean War era photograph of US Marine Corps (USMC) Major (MAJ) John F. Bolt, assigned to the 1ST Marine Aircraft Wing, as he exits his USMC F-86"SABER"jet aircraft. MAJ Bolt is the USMC first"Jet Ace"credited with 6 kills, plus he shot down six Japanese planes during World War II (WWII). His hometown is Sanford, Florida.  (Exact date shot unknown)

A Korean War era photograph of US Marine Corps (USMC) Major (MAJ) John...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: Tsgt Tom Donaldson, Usmc Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Ph... More

NACA Aircraft in hangar 1953 - clockwise from front center: YF-84A, D-558-1, D-558-2, B-47, X-1 ship

NACA Aircraft in hangar 1953 - clockwise from front center: YF-84A, D-...

In the center foreground of this 1953 hanger photo is the YF-84A (NACA 134/Air Force 45-59490) used for vortex generator research. It arrived on November 28, 1949, and departed on April 21, 1954. Beside it is t... More

D-558-II in Flight with F-86 chase

D-558-II in Flight with F-86 chase

E-3996 The F-86F performed both pitch-up research and duties as a chase aircraft for the D-558-2. Its stay at the HSFS was brief. It arrived on June 23, 1954, and left on September 10 the same year. The F-86 ha... More

D-558-2 on ramp

D-558-2 on ramp

This 1949 NACA Muroc Flight Test Unit photograph shows the Douglas D-558-2 #1 at the South Base, Edwards Air Force Base. The aircraft was turned over to the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics on 31 Aug... More

D-558-2 in flight with F-86 chase

D-558-2 in flight with F-86 chase

This 1950s photograph shows the Douglas D-558-2 and the North American F-86 Sabre chase aircraft in-flight. Both aircraft display early examples of sweptwing airfoils. The Douglas D-558-2 "Skyrockets" were amon... More

X-38 - First Flight, NASA history collection

X-38 - First Flight, NASA history collection

Reminiscent of the lifting body research flights conducted more than 30 years earlier, NASA's B-52 mothership lifts off carrying a new generation of lifting body research vehicle--the X-38. The X-38 was designe... More

Pegasus Mated to B-52 Mothership - Front View

Pegasus Mated to B-52 Mothership - Front View

NASA's B-52 launch aircraft takes off with the second Pegasus vehicle under its wing from the Dryden Flight Research Facility (now the Dryden Flight Research Center), Edwards, California. NASA B-52, Tail Number... More

X-5 on Ramp - Front View

X-5 on Ramp - Front View

This NACA High-Speed Flight Research Station photograph of the X-5 was taken at the South Base of Edwards Air Force Base. The photograph shows a frontal view of the X-5 on the ramp in-front of the NACA hangar. ... More

F-4 MISSILE ON WING OF F-84 AIRPLANE IN FLIGHT

F-4 MISSILE ON WING OF F-84 AIRPLANE IN FLIGHT

F-4 MISSILE ON WING OF F-84 AIRPLANE IN FLIGHT NASA Identifier: C-1952-29925

Pegasus Mated to B-52 Mothership - First Flight

Pegasus Mated to B-52 Mothership - First Flight

The Pegasus air-launched space booster is carried aloft under the right wing of NASA's B-52 carrier aircraft on its first captive flight from the Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California. The first of... More

X-5 on Ramp - Side View

X-5 on Ramp - Side View

This NACA High-Speed Flight Research Station photograph of the X-5 was taken at the South Base of Edwards Air Force Base. The photograph shows the X-5 on the ramp in-front of the NACA hangar. The Bell, X-5 was ... More

B-52 Testing Developmental Space Shuttle Drag Chute

B-52 Testing Developmental Space Shuttle Drag Chute

NASA's B-52 research aircraft deploys an experimental drag chute just after landing the runway at the Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California, on a 1990 research flight. The B-52's tests led to the d... More

X-5 on Ramp - Front View, Wings Swept

X-5 on Ramp - Front View, Wings Swept

This NACA High-Speed Flight Research Station photograph of the X-5 was taken at the South Base of Edwards Air Force Base. The photograph, on the ramp in-front of the NACA hangar, shows a frontal view of the X-5... More

Dryden B-52 Launch Aircraft on Edwards AFB Runway

Dryden B-52 Launch Aircraft on Edwards AFB Runway

NASA's venerable workhorse, the B-52 mothership, rolls out on the Edwards AFB runway after a test flight in 1996. Over the course of more than 40 years, the B-52 launched numerous experimental aircraft, ranging... More

X-5 on Ramp - Front View, Wings Swept

X-5 on Ramp - Front View, Wings Swept

This NACA High-Speed Flight Research Station photograph of the X-5 was taken at the South Base of Edwards Air Force Base. The photograph, on the ramp in-front of the NACA hangar, shows a frontal view of the X-5... More

X-38 - First Flight, NASA history collection

X-38 - First Flight, NASA history collection

Reminiscent of the lifting body research flights conducted more than 30 years earlier, NASA's B-52 mothership lifts off carrying a new generation of lifting body research vehicle--the X-38. The X-38 was designe... More

X-5 on Ramp - Side View

X-5 on Ramp - Side View

This NACA High-Speed Flight Research Station photograph of the X-5 was taken at the South Base of Edwards Air Force Base. The photograph shows the X-5 on the ramp in-front of the NACA hangar. The Bell, X-5 was ... More

Dryden B-52 Launch Aircraft in Flight over Dryden

Dryden B-52 Launch Aircraft in Flight over Dryden

changes were made to the launch-panel operator's station. Built originally by the Boeing Company, the NASA B-52 is powered by eight Pratt & Whitney J57-19 turbojet engines, each of which produce 12,000 pounds o... More

Dryden B-52 Launch Aircraft on Dryden Ramp

Dryden B-52 Launch Aircraft on Dryden Ramp

NASA's venerable B-52 mothership sits on the ramp in front of the Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California. Over the course of more than 40 years, the B-52 launched numerous experimental aircraft, ran... More

F-4 MISSILE ON WING OF F-84 AIRPLANE IN FLIGHT

F-4 MISSILE ON WING OF F-84 AIRPLANE IN FLIGHT

F-4 MISSILE ON WING OF F-84 AIRPLANE IN FLIGHT NASA Identifier: C-1952-29924

X-15 Mated to B-52 Captive Flight

X-15 Mated to B-52 Captive Flight

One of three X-15 rocket-powered research aircraft being carried aloft under the wing of its B-52 mothership. The X-15 was air launched from the B-52 so the rocket plane would have enough fuel to reach its high... More

X-5 on Ramp - Front View

X-5 on Ramp - Front View

This NACA High-Speed Flight Research Station photograph of the X-5 was taken at the South Base of Edwards Air Force Base. The photograph shows a frontal view of the X-5 on the ramp in-front of the NACA hangar. ... More

Dryden B-52 Launch Aircraft in Flight over Dryden

Dryden B-52 Launch Aircraft in Flight over Dryden

changes were made to the launch-panel operator's station. Built originally by the Boeing Company, the NASA B-52 is powered by eight Pratt & Whitney J57-19 turbojet engines, each of which produce 12,000 pounds o... More

F-4 MISSILE ON WING OF F-84 AIRPLANE IN FLIGHT

F-4 MISSILE ON WING OF F-84 AIRPLANE IN FLIGHT

F-4 MISSILE ON WING OF F-84 AIRPLANE IN FLIGHT NASA Identifier: C-1952-29926

XF-92A in Flight, NASA history collection

XF-92A in Flight, NASA history collection

This NACA High-Speed Flight Research Station photograph of the XF-92A was taken around 1953 near Edwards Air Force Base. The photograph shows an aft view of the XF-92A in flight above a layer of clouds. The Con... More

F-5-C RAM JET MISSILE AND COMPONENT PARTS

F-5-C RAM JET MISSILE AND COMPONENT PARTS

F-5-C RAM JET MISSILE AND COMPONENT PARTS NASA Identifier: C-1953-32872

NASA YRF-84F, Dryden history gallery

NASA YRF-84F, Dryden history gallery

E-960In the center foreground of this 1953 hanger photo is the YF-84A (NACA 134/Air Force 45-59490) used for vortex generator research. It arrived on November 28, 1949, and departed on April 21, 1954. Beside it... More

XF-92A on Ramp, NASA history collection

XF-92A on Ramp, NASA history collection

This NACA High-Speed Flight Research Station photograph of the XF-92A was taken at the South Base of Edwards Air Force Base. The photograph shows the pitot-static probe, used to measure airspeed, Mach number, a... More

F-5-C RAM JET MISSILE AND COMPONENT PARTS

F-5-C RAM JET MISSILE AND COMPONENT PARTS

F-5-C RAM JET MISSILE AND COMPONENT PARTS NASA Identifier: C-1953-32873

XF-92A on Ramp, NASA history collection

XF-92A on Ramp, NASA history collection

This NACA High-Speed Flight Research Station photograph of the XF-92A was taken at the South Base of Edwards Air Force Base. The photograph shows the large Xs painted on the nose and tail of the aircraft. These... More

X-1A on lakebed, NASA history collection

X-1A on lakebed, NASA history collection

The Bell Aircraft Corporation X-1A (48-1384) is photographed in 1955 sitting on the Rogers Dry Lakebed at Edwards, California. This view of the right side of the aircraft shows a middle section that contrasts q... More

NACA D-558-2 Test Force w/P2B-1S & F-86

NACA D-558-2 Test Force w/P2B-1S & F-86

These people and this equipment supported the flight of the NACA D-558-2 Skyrocket at the High-Speed Flight Station at South Base, Edwards AFB. Note the two Sabre chase planes, the P2B-1S launch aircraft, and t... More

X-1A on lakebed, NASA history collection

X-1A on lakebed, NASA history collection

The Bell Aircraft Corporation X-1A (48-1384) is photographed in 1955 sitting on the Rogers Dry Lakebed at Edwards, California. This view of the right side of the aircraft shows a middle section that contrasts q... More

NACA D-558-2 Test Force w/P2B-1S & F-86

NACA D-558-2 Test Force w/P2B-1S & F-86

These people and this equipment supported the flight of the NACA D-558-2 Skyrocket at the High-Speed Flight Station at South Base, Edwards AFB. Note the two Sabre chase planes, the P2B-1S launch aircraft, and t... More

F-82 AIRPLANE ON HANGAR APRON WITH GUIDED MISSILE UNDER WING BEFORE FLIGHT

F-82 AIRPLANE ON HANGAR APRON WITH GUIDED MISSILE UNDER WING BEFORE FL...

F-82 AIRPLANE ON HANGAR APRON WITH GUIDED MISSILE UNDER WING BEFORE FLIGHT NASA Identifier: C-1953-32094

XF-92A in Flight, NASA history collection

XF-92A in Flight, NASA history collection

This NACA High-Speed Flight Research Station photograph of the XF-92A was taken around 1953 near Edwards Air Force Base. The photograph shows an aft view of the XF-92A in flight above a layer of clouds. The Con... More

U.S. Air Force personnel assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", North Dakota Air National Guard, pose for a photo in front of a F-51D Mustang aircraft, at Camp Williams, Wisconsin in June 1953. L-R: Foster; Erickson; Becklund; and Knutson (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

U.S. Air Force personnel assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hool...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Camp Williams State: Wisconsin (WI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Co... More

REVERSE THRUST DEVICE INSTALLATION ON F-84 AIRPLANE

REVERSE THRUST DEVICE INSTALLATION ON F-84 AIRPLANE

REVERSE THRUST DEVICE INSTALLATION ON F-84 AIRPLANE NASA Identifier: C-1954-36132

HL-10 pilots assist with pilot entry into lifting body

HL-10 pilots assist with pilot entry into lifting body

Not every moment of a test pilot's day is serious business. In a moment of levity, NASA pilots Bill Dana (left) and John A. Manke try to drag Air Force test pilot Peter Hoag away from the HL-10 lifting body whi... More

HL-10 pilots assist with pilot entry into lifting body

HL-10 pilots assist with pilot entry into lifting body

Not every moment of a test pilot's day is serious business. In a moment of levity, NASA pilots Bill Dana (left) and John A. Manke try to drag Air Force test pilot Peter Hoag away from the HL-10 lifting body whi... More

NASA X-2, Dryden history gallery

NASA X-2, Dryden history gallery

E-5743 Air Force test pilot Capt. Iven Kincheloe stands in front of the Bell X-2 (46-674) on the ramp at Edwards Air Force Base, California. Behind the X-2 are ground support personnel, the B-50 launch aircraft... More

NASA F-100 Super Sabre, Dryden history gallery

NASA F-100 Super Sabre, Dryden history gallery

E-1366 A NACA High-Speed Flight Station hangar wall meets the nose of a North American F-100A Super Sabre airplane on 8 September 1954. On the first NACA research flight of airplane #52-5778, pilot Scott Crossf... More

NASA F-100 Super Sabre, Dryden history gallery

NASA F-100 Super Sabre, Dryden history gallery

E-1573 On the left is NACA High-Speed Flight Station's North American F-100A (52-5778) Super Sabre with a modified vertical fin. On the right is an Air Force's North American F-100A (52-5773) with the original ... More

F-89 AIRPLANE ON HANGAR APRON

F-89 AIRPLANE ON HANGAR APRON

F-89 AIRPLANE ON HANGAR APRON NASA Identifier: C-1955-40377

OBSERVATION OF LAMINAR FLOW ON A BLUNTED 15 DEGREE CONE CYLINDER IN FREE FLIGHT AT HIGH REYNOLDS NUMBER AND FREE STREAM MACH NOS. TO 8.17

OBSERVATION OF LAMINAR FLOW ON A BLUNTED 15 DEGREE CONE CYLINDER IN FR...

OBSERVATION OF LAMINAR FLOW ON A BLUNTED 15 DEGREE CONE CYLINDER IN FREE FLIGHT AT HIGH REYNOLDS NUMBER AND FREE STREAM MACH NOS. TO 8.17 NASA Identifier: C-1956-42639

64/1 HYPERSONIC MISSILE ASSEMBLY IN HANGAR AND ON F2H-2B AIRPLANE

64/1 HYPERSONIC MISSILE ASSEMBLY IN HANGAR AND ON F2H-2B AIRPLANE

64/1 HYPERSONIC MISSILE ASSEMBLY IN HANGAR AND ON F2H-2B AIRPLANE NASA Identifier: C-1956-43327

ICING INSTRUMENTATION ON S-2F AIRPLANE

ICING INSTRUMENTATION ON S-2F AIRPLANE

ICING INSTRUMENTATION ON S-2F AIRPLANE NASA Identifier: C-1956-42744

STS-115 Shuttle Crew prepares to leave in T-38 trainer jets after completing a post-flight visit to Glenn Research Center

STS-115 Shuttle Crew prepares to leave in T-38 trainer jets after comp...

STS-115 Shuttle Crew prepares to leave in T-38 trainer jets after completing a post-flight visit to Glenn Research Center NASA Identifier: C-2006-1956

64/1 HYPERSONIC MISSILE ASSEMBLY IN HANGAR AND ON F2H-2B AIRPLANE

64/1 HYPERSONIC MISSILE ASSEMBLY IN HANGAR AND ON F2H-2B AIRPLANE

64/1 HYPERSONIC MISSILE ASSEMBLY IN HANGAR AND ON F2H-2B AIRPLANE NASA Identifier: C-1956-43324

F-104 in flight, NASA history collection

F-104 in flight, NASA history collection

YF-104A (55-2961) with ventrally-mounted test fixture. Through the years, Dryden has used a variety of chase and support aircraft. First acquired in August 1956, F-104s were the most versatile work-horses in Dr... More

64/1 HYPERSONIC MISSILE ASSEMBLY IN HANGAR AND ON F2H-2B AIRPLANE

64/1 HYPERSONIC MISSILE ASSEMBLY IN HANGAR AND ON F2H-2B AIRPLANE

64/1 HYPERSONIC MISSILE ASSEMBLY IN HANGAR AND ON F2H-2B AIRPLANE NASA Identifier: C-1956-43326

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