Peter E. Davies's North American X-15 (X-Planes) PDF

By Peter E. Davies

The progressive X-15 continues to be the quickest manned plane ever to fly. in-built the 2 a long time following global battle II, it used to be the main profitable of the high-speed X-planes. the one lately damaged 'sound barrier' was once smashed thoroughly by means of the X-15, that could hit Mach 6.7 and leap to altitudes above 350,000ft, past the sting of area. numerous pilots certified as astronauts via flying above 50 miles altitude within the X-15, together with Neil Armstrong, the 1st guy at the Moon. the 3 X-15s made 199 flights, trying out new applied sciences and strategies which vastly eased America's access into manned area trip, and made the Apollo missions and area trip workable propositions. With ancient pictures and gorgeous electronic paintings, this can be the tale of arguably the best of the X-Planes.

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