Douglas D-558-II Skyrocket (multiple)

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I photographed this Douglas D-558-II Skyrocket NACA 144 (above) at National Air & Space Museum in Washington DC. There is another D-588 on display at the Planes of Fame museum in Chino. The difference between the D-588-1 Skystreak and D-588-2 Skyrocket series the original batch was jet powered with straight wings and the three Skyrocket series planes were jet and rocket powered with swept wings.


Douglas D-558-II #1 (NACA-143); Chino PoF 2018


Douglas D-558-II #2 (NACA-144); Smithsonian NASM 2015

This was the first aircraft to fly Mach 2.
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