Douglas D-558 Skystreak

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Not unbuilt, but interesting. Nice PDF from NASA.

http://www1.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/pdf/88788main_D-558.pdf
 

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Marion Carl posing with the Skystreak
 

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Back in the late '90s/early 2000s, I flew R/C sailplanes with Robert Champine at the NATS each year. At first I did not put 2 and 2 together then one day while timing him during a flight, someone came up and asked him if he flew the XC-142. When he said "yes", I was floored but waited til he had finished the flight and we had filled out the scorecard. At that point, I flooded him with questions while in standing there in awe. Bob was the 6th to fly Mach 1, being the third civilian to do so. An unassuming man and a fine, fine gentleman who was a true pleasure to know. I was at the USAF Museum on December 17, 2003 when I got word that he had passed away. Seemed fitting being the 100th anniversary of the Wright Brothers first flight...


Enjoy the Day! Mark
 

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From, Flugzeug Classic - 2014-01.
 

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Thank you my dear Just,

and this site,I know it is only a Model,but can I ask if the real aircraft
was fitted by external fuel tanks or not ?.

 

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and this site,I know it is only a Model,but can I ask if the real aircraft
was fitted by external fuel tanks or not ?.
It was real one,

from the book; Skystreak Skyrocket & Stiletto
 

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From, Skystreak Skyrocket & Stiletto,

the strange early drawing to D-558 ?.
 

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