Douglas Aircraft Co, Inc..... X-3 Stiletto ..... Flight Handbook ..... 20, Nov, 1951

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    Greetings Guys Gals;


    Did everybody get there fill of Barbeque today......... earlier today it rained here,
    then it cleared off about 1100, and turned into a nice day.

    I always thought this aircraft would have made a nice looking spacecraft, the
    Douglas X-3.



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    #2 swampyankee, Sep 2, 2013
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    It's definitely one of the coolest looking of the X-planes. It was also a successful research aircraft, which, of course, did not mean it actually was able to reach any of its goals, like reaching M=2 ;) but did find out a lot of things that weren't expected like the same sort of inertial coupling that caused problems for the F-100.
     
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    Hi, Mike. The X-3 has always been a personal fave of mine, it just looks like a hot ship and but for those rotten J46 engines that Westinghouse never did get right, it probably would have been. If I ever need a laugh, I look at the V/G diagram, that's always a knee-slapper. Have a good one!
     
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