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Bell-X-1 model

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Bell-X1 model (1946)

Legendary aircraft, the aircraft supersonic jet experimental Bell X-1 was designed following a tender in February 1945 from the U.S. Army Air Force and Nationaladvisory Committee for Aeronautics (NASA future). It was at the time of a program to study prototype engine-propelled rocket engine or to study the problems of heating materials in supersonic flight, a vital concern at the time for Air Force.

The engineers at Bell Aircraft Company missing information for this unprecedented performance, had taken as a model for a ball made the fuselage of the aircraft. Factory released on December 27 1945 in Buffalo, near New York, the first prototype of the Bell XS-1 ( "X" for "Experimental" and "S" for "Supersonic") was designed to deal with this mysterious "wall sound ". Painted entirely in orange with the number 6062 on the tail, it was a device straight out of a cartoon of "Flash Gordon". He was slender as a ball 45 Colt 9.45 meters long, he possessed wings of great finesse, on edge for cutting back the shock wave.

According to designers, the cell could withstand up to 18 G. The rocket engine Reaction Motors XLR-11-RM-3, 2720 kgp thrust unit, providing propulsion, powered by a mixture of ethyl alcohol, water and liquid oxygen across a dozen spherical tanks. However, the weak autonomy of its engines (2 minutes 30 operating) did not allow it to take off and required a drop at high altitude bomber from a carrier Boeing B-29A Superfortress amended and designated "Mother Ship".

The tests began on 19 January 1946. The aircraft was launched at 6100 m altitude while the plane was scheduled to take off under its own power. This trick could reduce the risks to the ground and the aircraft offered more performance. During the first tests, the rocket engine was not turned on, the plane simple plan. The first flight with the engine turned on took place on 9 December 1946. It reaches the sound barrier (1 078 km / h or Mach 1.05) at 12,800 meters on 14 October 1947, at the hands of a young 24-year-old pilot, Captain Charles "Chuck" Yeager.

Later, the X-1-1 reached its maximum speed of Mach 1.45. The X-1-2 flew for the first time on 9 December 1946, he was fitted with the same engine and was also used for test flights transonic, it was rebuilt as X-1E. The X-1-3 is arriving later, due to an engine problem. Its first flight took place on 20 July 1951 and exploded on the ground with the B-50 Superfortress that was run.

Following the incident, NACA commissioned new copies to explore the flight at Mach 2. The X-1A was an evolution of X-1 with a longer fuselage, engine and a modified cockpit redesigned. The X-1A broke some records: the speed on 12 December 1953 with Mach 2435, the altitude on 26 August 1954 with 27,566 m. The aircraft was lost due to an explosion before dropping the B-50 Superfortress, forcing him to release him prematurely. The X-1B was used to study the heat of friction, it carried out 27 flights. The X-1D was also lost in an explosion in flight in the same circumstances as the X-1A. The X-1E was an X-1 rebuilt with a new cockpit and a wing changed. He reached Mach 2.24 and an altitude of 22,880 m during its 26 flights.

The X-1 is currently on display at the Air & Space Museum in Washington DC



The bellx1 model aircraft


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