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Douglas D-558-1 Skystreak unveiled...

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February 06, 1947

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 6, 1947

* Douglas D-558-1 Skystreak airplane unveiling
* United States Navy turbojet research aircraft

The top of page 13 has a three column photo with heading: "The New Trans-Sonic Plane Is Displayed By The Navy" and a two column heading: "First Jet Plane to Test Trans-Sonic Speeds Is Unveiled by Navy and Douglas Company" (see)
Complete with 48 pages, rag edition edition in great condition.

wikipedia notes: The Douglas Skystreak (D-558-1) was an American single-engine jet research aircraft of the 1940s. It was designed in 1945 by the Douglas Aircraft Company for the U.S. Navy Bureau of Aeronautics, in conjunction with the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA). The Skystreaks were turbojet-powered aircraft that took off from the ground under their own power and had unswept flying surfaces.

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