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Airplanes by Design features photographs of aircraft from a test pilot’s perspective.

First flight of the Douglas XTB2D Skypirate — Airplanes by Design

13 March 1945 was the first flight of the Douglas XTB2D Skypirate. This photo shows the contra-rotating propellers. NACA Video: Stall Studies of the XTB2D ) Orthographic drawing   __________________________________________________ Airplanes by Design features photographs of aircraft from a test pilot perspective, highlighting aeronautical engineering characteristics and flight test facts. WANTED: Your pictures and videos. […]

First flight of the MiG-25 — Airplanes by Design

6 March 1964 was the first flight of the MiG-25.     Read more about the MiG-25 from the National Museum of the Air Force here. Visit the MiG website here. __________________________________________________ Airplanes by Design features photographs of aircraft from a test pilot perspective, highlighting aeronautical engineering characteristics and flight test facts. WANTED: Your pictures […]

Curtis XF15C — Airplanes by Design

27 February 1945 was the first flight of the Curtis XF15C a prototype powered by both a propeller and a turbojet engine. For more information visit wikipedia. __________________________________________________ Airplanes by Design features photographs of aircraft from a test pilot perspective, highlighting aeronautical engineering characteristics and flight test facts. WANTED: Your pictures and videos. Do you […]