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Douglas X-3
Airframe Details Close Up

by Garfield Ingram


Douglas X-3


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Here are some detail images of the Douglas X-3 as displayed at the USAF Museum in Dayton, Ohio.

The X-3 was a supersonic research aircraft. It differed to its predecessors in being jet powered (instead of rocket powered), and capable of conventional take-off. Despite its exotic appearance, the design was an operational failure. It was intended to achieve a speed in excess of Mach 3, but only ever attained Mach 1.

A single example of the X-3 was built, with a second airframe used for spares..



X-3 Close Up


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Images Copyright 2002 by Garfield Ingram
Thanks to Al Superczynski for forwarding these photos
Page Created 20 May, 2002
Last Updated 19 April, 2004

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