D-558-I initial flight at Muroc Army Airfield
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D-558-I initial flight at Muroc Army Airfield

December 3, 2019


Finally comes the initial day of the
flight. The D-558 flies and fully lives up to the name Skystreak. To observers on the ground a streak in the sky is exactly what she is. In many airplanes, a flight like this would be the culmination of the design and efforts of its builders. To the Navy, NACA and to Douglas engineers however, the initial flight is only the beginning of the comprehensive research program to follow.

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