On October 14, 1947, the Bell X-1 became the first airplane to fly faster than the speed of sound. Piloted by U.S. Air Force Capt. Charles E. Chuck Yeager, the X-1 reached a speed of 1,127 kilometers (700 miles) per hour, Mach 1.06, at an altitude of 13,000 meters (43,000 feet).
A Great, great price & model. A really great looking, large test Jet model, flown by the famous, great, American Flying Hero, Brig. General, Chuck Yeager. A simply beautiful aircraft, Jet, experimental plane, and model that should be purchased by Everyone, because not adding, this worthy model, and not hanging it, with other great Air Force planes would be a big, big loss to Anyone's Model Collection.
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