Warbirds tested at NACA Langley Field

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  1. twoeagles

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    Over three decades ago as a baby flight test engineer working at the NASA
    Langley Flight Research Divison, I was given a lot of dirty jobs as part of the
    process of paying my dues. One such job turned out to be quite a lot of fun:
    cleaning out a large storage room and tossing anything not needed. Wow!
    It was full of tech manuals and logs and photo's dating back to the 1920's,
    and I pulled as much as I could from oblivion. I have a series of photo's
    taken of warbirds tested by the NACA at the time, and will post some others
    if there is interest. These have probably not been seen by anyone but me
    in the last 60 years. Here is an F-8 Mosquito. In some photo's you can see
    other aircraft such as B-17's in the background. I have XP-51H (short tailed),
    XF8F-1, FM-2, F6F-3, and XF6F-4.
     

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