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X-1E Loaded in B-29 Mothership on Ramp
X-1E Loaded in B-29 Mothership on Ramp
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(1955) The Bell Aircraft Corporation X-1E airplane being loaded under the mothership, Boeing B-29. The X-planes had originally been lowered into a loading pit and the launch aircraft towed over the pit, where the rocket plane was hoisted by belly straps into the bomb bay. By the early 1950s a hydraulic lift had been installed on the ramp at the NACA High-Speed Flight Station to elevate the launch aircraft and then lower it over the rocket plane for mating. ..Image # : E55-02072
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1955
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