Aircraft Photo of 48-1385 / 1385 | Bell X-1B | USA - Air Force | #10833
Registration / Serial:48-1385
Alternate Serial:1385
Aircraft Original Type:Bell S-1
Aircraft Generic Type:Bell S-1/X-1
Aircraft Version:Bell X-1B
C/n (msn):5
Operator Titles:USA - Air Force / NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFBMap
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KDWF   IATA: -   Local: DWF   Other: -
Collection:United States Air Force Museum
Photo Date:August 1978
Photo by:Gary Vincent
Photo ID: 10833
Photo Comment

A further development of the original Bell X-1, the X-1B was instrumented to study thermal heating during supersonic flight. Cracks in the fuel tanks finally grounded the rocket plane with the last flight on Jan. 23, 1958. Displayed at the US Air Force Museum.

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