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1951 Press Photo Douglas Skyrocket research plane breaks altitude record

AdID: 4609176

Availability: In stock

Part Number: nem68185

Height: 7.25

Width: 9

Source: NEA


This is an original press photo. The navy announced 8/30 that the Douglas Skyrocket research plane shown above, piloted by test flyer Bill Bridgeman broke the 16 year old altitude record of 72,394 feet set by a man carrying balloon in 1935, when the plane made a test flight over Edwards Air Force Base 8/15. The navy also indicated that all speed records were also broken in the same flight. Photo measures 9 x 7.25 inches. Photo is dated 9-27-1951.


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Date of Creation 1951
Size Medium (Up to 10)
Photo Dimensions (in.) 9 x 7.25
SKU nem68185