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Bell X-1B
Bell X-1B on display in the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Research and Development Gallery. The X-1B was one of a series of rocket-powered experimental airplanes designed to investigate supersonic flight problems. The X-1B’s flight research primarily related to aerodynamic heating and the use of small “reaction” rockets for directional control. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ty Greenlees)

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Photo by: Ty Greenlees |  VIRIN: 210930-F-AU145-1015.JPG