American X-Vehicles: an Inventory—X-1 to X-50, Dennis R. Jenkins/Tony Landis/Jay Miller, 2003, NASA Publication SP-2003-4531, 63 pp.
American X-Vehicles: an Inventory—X-1 to X-50 by Dennis R. Jenkins, Tony Landis & Jay Miller
Get NASA’s American X-Vehicles: an Inventory—X-1 to X-50 (< 1Mb PDF download) for its span of flight experimentation of over 50 aircraft. Each X-plane has its own chapter and the PDF download is free. The book is concise and a pleasure to flip through looking at the obvious as well as the non obvious advances in aviation through the last several decades. Certainly, this book belongs in any aviation enthusiast’s library and, although free, it is priceless.
47° 31′ 11″ N / 122° 17′ 58″ W
British Airways Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde has the visor up which was a streamlining cap for the cockpit/nose section of the Concorde. It would be lowered for subsonic travel when visibility was required—photo by Joseph May
This is the second post of this Concorde walk around, please see the previous Monday’s post for the they first part🙂
British Airways Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde’s exhaust assemblies on the right wing—photo by Joseph May
Detail of the tail strike preventer of the British Airways Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde SST—photo by Joseph May
The powerful engine, four of which powered the British Airways Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde to Mach 2 airspeeds—photo by Joseph May
The main gear trucks of the British Airways Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde looking aft—photo by Joseph May
Another via of the elegant nose gear truck of this British Airways Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde SST—photo by Joseph May
An 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade OH-58 Kiowa Warrior taking off from Ghazni Province, Afghanistan—U.S. Army image
Not the usual Bell JetRanger, this helicopter has a mast mounted site (the better to lie low and observe) as well as pylons for mounting a variety of weapons. This helicopter performs the age-old scouting mission of the U.S. Army but with a considerable punch.
Hellfire missile armed, an OH-58 Kiowa Warrior over the skies of Kirkuk, Iraq— U.S. Army image by Spc. Bryanna Poulin
An OH-58 Kiowa Warrior helicopter firing a pod mounted .50 caliber machine gun (note the spent shell casings falling away)—U.S. Army image by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
A team, from Two Task Force Saber, OH-58D Kiowa Warriors in flight near Jalalabad, Afghanistan—U.S. Army image by Sgt. 1st Class Eric Pahon
An OH-58D Kiowa Warrior from Task Force Saber launching a 2.75-inch rocket at a mountainside practice target during a test flight in eastern Afghanistan—U.S. Army image by Sgt. 1st Class Eric Pahon
47° 31′ 11″ N / 122° 17′ 58″ W
British Airways Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde SST, note the slender fuselage of this first class only airliner—photo by Joseph May
This SST, an Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde is displayed in a new hangar at the Museum of Flight in Seattle WA. At the time of this visit it was outside under a clear sky that was illuminated by wonderful ambient lighting. Next Wednesday’s posting will have the second part.
British Airways Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde’s long nose gear—photo by Joseph May
British Airways Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde SST looking aft—photo by Joseph May
British Airways Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde SST with its tail strike preventer—photo by Joseph May
British Airways Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde SST four powerful turbojet engine exhaust cones—photo by Joseph May