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Rami Yulzari
Rami Yulzari • 2 years ago

#GE-1A jet engine- America's first #jet engine. First flight was on October 2, 1942

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First flight of the X-31 was October 11, 1990. NASA Photo - X-31A front view banked in flight. Rockwell/MBB design. Funded by DARPA, powered by GE F404. Also managed by the U.S. Navy. Interesting note; Ken Dyson one of the early Have Blue pilots, Fred Knox of X32 fame flew this fantastic machine.

October 1942. Engine installers at Douglas Aircraft in Long Beach, California . This picture says so much.

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