Aircraft Photo of 68-10771 / 10771 | Bensen X-25B (B-8) | USA - Air Force | AirHistory.net #305025
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:68-10771
Alternate Serial:10771
Aircraft Original Type:Bensen B-8
Aircraft Generic Type:Bensen B-8
Aircraft Version:Bensen X-25B (B-8)
C/n (msn):[ 68-10771 ]
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
Location
City / Airport:Edwards - AFBMap
Region / Country:California, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KEDW   IATA: EDW   Local: EDW   Other: -
Collection:Air Force Flight Test Center Museum
 
Photo Date:27 October 2006
Photo by:Tom Gibbons
Photo ID: 305025
Photo Comment

The Bensen B-8 was evaluated by the USAF under the Discretionary Descent Vehicle (DDV) program where it was proposed to integrate combat aircraft ejection seats with a small autogyro or rotor kite to allow downed pilots more control over their post-ejection landing spot. A single example (serial 68-10771) was first flown 23 January 1968 and is preserved at the AFFTC Museum at Edwards Air Force Base.

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