Douglas X-3 Stiletto Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions

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The radical Douglas X-3 Stiletto was built primarily of titanium, and was intended to test high speed flight and low-aspect ratio wing design. Initial requirements indicated the aircraft would carry the J-46 engine and be capable of reaching cruising speeds above Mach 2.0. Problems with the J-46 engine, led Douglas engineers to substitute underpowered J-34 turbojets. Although the plane once achieved Mach 1.2 in a dive, it never went supersonic in level flight. Nevertheless, the plane was a valuable research tool and ...

Douglas X-3 Stiletto Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions 2007, Lulu.com, London

ISBN-13: 9781430308287

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