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By Peter E. Davies,Jim Laurier,Gareth Hector

In 1947, not anyone knew if it used to be attainable to wreck the 'sound barrier'. The Bell X-1 used to be the tiny, rocket-powered craft that at last broke it. It used to be the results of leading edge designers and engineers turning their realization from the pioneering jets of global warfare II to a brand new activity – an plane designed in basic terms to fly speedier than sound. mythical pilots rallied to the reason, with global battle II ace Chuck Yeager piloting the X-1 while it eventually completed supersonic flight in 1947, the 1st manned craft to arrive such speeds. With historic pictures and meticulously researched electronic paintings, Peter Davies strains the total occupation of the pioneering Bell X-1, from its early improvement via to the effect it had on army and civilian jets within the moment half the 20 th century.

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