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Experimental aircraft. Historical image of some of NACA's (National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics) research aircraft. NACA was the precursor to NASA. Seen here are the Douglas X-3 Stiletto (centre) and (clockwise from lower left) X-1A, D-558-I, XF-92A, X-5, D-558-II and X-4 Bantam. Photographed at the NACA High-Speed Flight Research Station (now the Armstrong Flight Research Center), Edwards Air Force Base, California, USA, on 4th August 1953.
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