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Photo: This Day in Aviation History November 17th, 1943 First flight of the Fisher P-75 Eagle.  The General Motors/Fisher P-75 Eagle was a fighter aircraft designed by the Fisher Body Division of General Motors. Development started in September 1942 in response to United States Army Air Forces requirement for a fighter possessing an extremely high rate of climb, using the most powerful liquid-cooled engine then available, the Allison V-3420. The program was cancelled after only a small…

17 November 1943 First flight of the Fisher Body division of General Motors, Eagle

Piper PA-48 Enforcers. A valiant but forlorn attempt after their time, to redesign the basic North American P-51 airframe to a dive bomber/ground attack aircraft. The Piper PA-48 Enforcer (1971) is a turboprop powered light close air support/ground-attack aircraft built by Piper Aircraft Corp. Lakeland, Florida. It was the ultimate development of the original World War II North American P-51 Mustang. 4 were built.

A valiant but forlorn attempt after their time, to redesign the basic North American airframe to a dive bomber/ground attack aircraft

The Sperrin was a jet bomber of conventional layout, considered as a backup design in case there would be trouble with the V-bombers.

The Shorts Sperrin was a low tech insurance policy by the RAF to ensure it had…

TSR2 faster with one engine on reheat than an English Electric Lightning with both engines on reheat, wow that is fast.

British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) - Royal Air Force (RAF) - faster with one engine on reheat than an English Electric Lightning with both engines on reheat, wow that is fast!

Kelly Johnson & YF-12A

Art,fashion,design,technology etc from the atomic space age

A Texas Air National Guard F-101 Voodoo with F-106 Delta Darts and an F-4 Phantom in the background.

McDonnell Douglas Voodoo - Texas Air National Guard (ANG) - with Delta Darts and an Phantom in the background.

Trident . featured in the book X Planes of Europe. More info at : http://www.amazon.com/X-Planes-Europe-Research-Aircraft-1947-1974/dp/190210921X/

French,Sud Ouest S. 9050 Trident ll. First flight 19 July 1955

SNCASO SO 9050 Trident II (1955). An experimental supersonic interceptor airplane powered by a mix of rocket and jet engines.

SNCASO SO 9050 Trident II An experimental supersonic interceptor airplane powered by a mix of rocket and jet engines.

Picture of the Bede BD-5J aircraft (One of the earliest private jets ... This is a "Kit" plane). The BD-5J holds the record for the world's lightest single-engine jet aircraft, weighing only 358.8 lb

Picture of the Bede aircraft (One of the earliest private jets . This is a "Kit" plane). The holds the record for the world's lightest single-engine jet aircraft, weighing only lb.

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