Aircraft Photo of NACA 142 | Douglas D-558-I Skystreak | NACA - National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics | #42704
Registration / Serial:NACA 142
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas D-558-1 Skystreak
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas D-558-1 Skystreak
Aircraft Version:Douglas D-558-I Skystreak
C/n (msn):6566
Operator / Titles:NACA - National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics
City / Airport:Charlotte - Douglas InternationalMap
Region / Country:North Carolina, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KCLT   IATA: CLT   Local: CLT   Other: -
Collection:Carolinas Aviation Museum
Photo Date:26 May 2013
Photo by:Alastair T. Gardiner
Photo ID: 42704
Photo Comment

Although the Bell X-1 has taken all the glory other aircraft were used in the transonic test program. This Skystreak (ex BuNo 37972, the third and last built) flew 78 missions for the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics accummulating lots of invaluable flight test data near the speed of sound. This one of only two that survive and is on display at the very interesting Carolinas Aviation Museum.

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