Photo Search:
Advanced Search
Welcome Guest [Login | Register]

Image Category

Our Favorites
Products: 8418
Categories: 325
Prices: US Dollars
Location: Shortcut to Homepage /Aviation/Test Aircraft "X-Planes"/Bell X-1/Chuck Yeager with Bell X-1

Chuck Yeager with Bell X-1

Chuck Yeager with Bell X-1
Watermark will not appear on the actual photograph

Product Information

USAF pilot Captain Charles "Chuck" Yeager stand next to the Bell X-1 after he flew the speed of sound on October 14, 1947.

On October 14, 1947, with USAF Captain Charles "Chuck" Yeager as pilot, the X-1-1 flew faster than the speed of sound for
what is generally accepted as the first supersonic flight by a piloted aircraft. Captain Yeager ignited the four-chambered XLR-11 rocket engines after being air-launched from under the bomb bay of a JTB-29A (#45-21800) at 21,000 feet. The 6,000-pound thrust ethyl alcohol/liquid oxygen burning rockets, built by Reaction Motors, Inc., pushed him up to a speed of approximately
700 mph, or Mach 1.06, at an altitude of 43,000 feet. Chuck Yeager named his plane "Glamorous Glennis" arter his wife Glennis.

We offer the finest quality real photos printed on Kodak Professional glossy paper!

Be the first to review this product!

Product Code: x1

Contact Us | Copyright & Trademark | Our Guarantee  | Site Map
This site and all contents are protected by international copyright law.

© Copyright 2011 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Owens Archive/RKO Photos
66 Viaduct Road Stamford, CT 06820 (203)979-0081
commodo safe

Cart Modifications and Skin Tweaks by CC3.biz

cubecart mods and skins at CC3.biz   cubecart mods and skins at CC3.biz