Bell X-1

Bell X-1

In 1947, no one knew if it was possible to break the 'sound barrier'. The Bell X-1 was the tiny, rocket-powered craft that finally broke it. It was the result of innovative designers and engineers turning their attention from the pioneering jets of World War II to a new task Â? an aircraft designed purely to fly faster than sound. Legendary pilots rallied to the cause, with World War II ace Chuck Yeager piloting the X-1 when it finally achieved supersonic flight… (more)

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (September 22, 2016)

Collection: Osprey Publishing

Page count: 80 pages

Language: English


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