Module_5_WWII_FAA_Act (1)

The me262 saw use towards the end of wwii the 31 jets

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Unformatted text preview: r of 1942, Hap Arnold of the Army In Air Corps learned of Whittle’s work and had an engine sent to the United States for evaluation evaluation General Electric was given the task of General producing a Whittle type engine. producing Bell Aircraft was appointed to build the Bell plane, the XP-59 Airacomet plane, 32 Jets The Airacomet first The flew in 1943 flew This was America’s This first jet combat aircraft, although it did not see combat during the War combat 33 Jets As a result of the As success of the Bell jet, the government began studies to test the feasibility of building a jet bomber. jet North American North produced the B-45 Tornado and Boeing, the vastly superior B-47 Stratojet Stratojet 34 Jets Boeing’s innovative, swept wing design permitted the B-47 Boeing’s to fly faster. It delayed the onset of high drag compressibility affects. compressibility The B-47 was a medium bomber which was followed by The the heavy bomber program that produced the B-52 the 35 Jets The Lockheed P-80 The appeared in 1945, America’s first operational jet fighter operational In 1948 the North In American swept wing F-86 started production and set a speed record of 671 mph mph 36 Jets The jets of the era used the basic turbojet design The which was not only noisy, but also had great fuel consumption. At that time the consensus among the airlines was At that the jet was too risky, too unproven, and too expensive to be considered as an addition to the airline fleet airline Unbeknownst to the airlines, the military was Unbeknownst secretly developing a vastly improved engine the J-57 “twin-spool turbojet”. It would soon revolutionize the industry revolutionize 37 The British Comet In a bid to get ahead of the United States, In the British, using the conventional turbojet, designed a jet powered transport aircraft. In 1949 the de Havilland Comet began flight In testing. testing. In 1952 the pressurized, high flying (35,000 In ft), speedy (480 mph) aircraft began service for British Overseas Airways Corp. (BOAC) for 38 The British Comet 39 The British Comet The Comet did ta...
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