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The Wright Brothers test fly their aircraft on Fort Myer's parade field. This series of test flights resulted in the Army purchasing its first aircraft. In the first flight, Sept. 9, 1908, Orville Wright kept the plane aloft 71 seconds. The second flight resulted in a crash that left Wright severely cut and bruised and his passenger, Army LT. Thomas Selfridge dead -- the first powered-aviation fatality. (Exact date shot UNKNOWN)

Airplanes - Miscellaneous - First photos taken by Government permission at the Army Aviation School at Mineola, L.I., N.Y., after the outbreak of the war. Photo shows Army officers observing students on test flights. Int. Film Ser

Airplanes - Engines - Liberty Airplane Engine Test. Plane with Liberty engine in test flight from Dayton, Ohio to Detroit, Michigan. The photograph was taken at the arrival of the plane at the Detroit Fair Grounds. The plane made the flight back to Daytona

Airplanes - Engines - Liberty Airplane Engine Test. Plane with Liberty engine in test flight from Dayton, Ohio to Detroit, Michigan. The photograph was taken at the arrival of the plane at the Detroit Fair Grounds. The plane made the flight back to Daytona

P-51 ("Mustang") fighter planes being prepared for test flight at the field of the North American Aviation, Inc., plant in Inglewood, Calif

P-51 ("Mustang") fighter planes being prepared for test flight at the field of North American Aviation, Inc., plant in Inglewood, Calif.

Dummy Oscar ready for Army Air Corps anniversary. Washington, D.C., June 30. Dummy Oscar, jauntily attired in the now antiquated army aviator's uniform of the first decade of the 20th century, sits clasping the sticks of the army's first airplane in readiness for the 30th anniversary of the birth of the Army Air Corps early in August. Paul Garber, Assistant Curator in charge of the Smithsonian aircraft collection, is shown with the dummy in the plane built by the Wright Brothers and accepted by the government in 1909. The plane now in the Smithsonian Institution is the same one used in the test flights at Fort Meyer, VA. by Orville Wright

Transport plane takes off on test flight, Consolidated Aircraft Corp., Fort Worth, Texas

B-25 bombers lined up at North American Aviation, Incorporated, almost ready for their first test flight, Kansas City, Kansas

P-51 ("Mustang") fighter planes being prepared for test flight at the field of the North American Aviation, Inc., plant in Inglewood, Calif.

Wings over Palestine-Certificates of Flying School, April 21, 1939. A plane about to take off for a test flight [Lydda Air Port]

Wings over Palestine-Certificates of Flying School, April 21, 1939. A plane about to take off for a test flight (closer up) Lydda Air Port

A fast, hard-hitting new A-20 [i.e., B-25] attack bomber is brought for a test hop to the flight line at the Long Beach, Calif., plant of Douglas Aircraft Company

B-25 bombers on the outdoor assembly line at North American Aviation, Incorporated, almost ready for their first test flight, Kansas City, Kansas

Wings over Palestine-Certificates of Flying School, April 21, 1939. A plane about to take off for a test flight Lydda Air Port

Wings over Palestine-Certificates of Flying School, April 21, 1939. A plane about to take off for a test flight (closer up) [Lydda Air Port]

Transport plane takes off on test flight, Consolidated Aircraft Corp., Fort Worth, Texas

P-51 ("Mustang") fighter planes being prepared for test flight at the field of North American Aviation, Inc., plant in Inglewood, Calif

Flying Fortress. Symbol of American might. Test flight. Considerably changed from earlier models, latest type Boeing Flying Fortress contains many improvements of internal detail, making bomber tougher, more effective

W.H. MCAVOY AMES TEST PILOT RETURNING FROM AN EARLY FLIGHT OF FIRST TEST AIRPLANE AT AMES, A NORTH AMERICAN O-47 ARC-1998-M-925-1

A new three-place North American O-47A observation airplane with Army Air Corps marking was the first ircraft to arrive at Ames. The Circular antenna on top of the canopy is for direction finding. A close look show that help from the front cockpit was needed for directional control when using a rope (instead of a tow bar) to tow the aircraft. (Sept 1940). W.H. McAvoy Ames test pilot returning from an early flight of first test airplane at Ames, a North American O-47A-1 (or 0-47 AAC37-323) This aircraft severed for a short time upon arrival as a research aircraft for heated-wing deicing. NOTE: printed in NASA Ames Publications: Adventures in Research - SP-4320 57 Years - Flight Research at AMES - NASA SP-1998-3300 ARC-1969-M-925

NACA photographer Ice Reearch being conducted at NACA Ames Aeronautical Laboratory on a Lockheed 12-A, NACA 97; test #4, ice on tell-tale strut in flight ARC-1941-AAL-1697

Production. A-20 attack bombers. Tail view of a new A-20 attack bomber on Long Beach, California flight ramp of Douglas Aircraft Company. Mechanics complete final checks before test flight and delivery to the Army. The A-20 is used by the American Air Force and Royal Air Force (RAF) for hedge hopping and strafing operations against ground troops and installations--also for reconnaissance work and night fighting. It is armed with light and heavy caliber guns

Production. B-25 "Billy Mitchell" bombers. Final installations on North American B-25 bombers are made on the flight ramp of the Inglewood, California, plant, before they move to the flight test line. In addition to the battle-tested B-25 "Billy Mitchell" bomber, used in General Doolittle's raid on Tokyo, this plant produces the P-51 "Mustang" fighter plane which was first brought into prominence by the British raid on Dieppe

Production. Lockheed P-38 pursuit planes. New Lockheed P-38 pursuit ships that have successfully passed inspection for routine test flights are transferred to the Lockheed air terminal. Here flight mechanics take over and prepare them for the flight test. These ships have performed beautifully in action, notably in the Aleutians. They are excellent high-altitude fighters and rank among the world's fastest combat aircraft. Their long-range and great firepower give promise of their value as escorts for high- altitude bombers

Production. B-24E (Liberator) bombers at Willow Run. New B-24E (Liberator) bombers, just off the assembly lines at Ford's big Willow Run plant, are lined up for test flights before they are accepted by the Army. The Liberator is capable of operation at high altitudes and over great ranges on precision bombing missions. It has proved itself an excellent performer in the Pacific, in Northern Africa, Europe and the Aleutians. Ford's Willow Run Plant, Michigan

Kansas City, Kansas. B-25 bombers on the outdoor assembly line at North American Aviation, Inc., almost ready for their first test flight

Production. B-24 bombers and C-87 transports. Another masterpiece of American mass production. A new consolidated transport, just off the assembly line of a Western aircraft plant, gets a final checkup preparatory to a test flight. This new transport, an adaptation of the B-24 bomber, is known as the C-87 and carries one of the greatest human or cargo loads of any plane now in mass production. It is built in a plant equipped with one of the best and most modern air conditioning and fluorescent lighting systems in the country

In the contract test flight department, the secretary records each flight as they are made by company test pilots

Production. B-24E (Liberator) bombers at Willow Run. New B-24E (Liberator) bombers just completed at Ford's big Willow Run plant, have been rolled from the hangars for test flights. The Liberator is capable of operation at high altitudes and over great ranges on precision bombing missions. It has proved itself an excellent performer in the Pacific, in Northern Africa, Europe and the Aleutians. Ford's Willow Run Plant, Michigan

A scale wind tunnel model of North American Aviation's P-51 fighter is prepared by two model shop employees before another test is made to determine its flight characteristics. All measurements on these models are within two thousandths of an inch

Production. Aircraft. A mechanic in the flight test group of a large Western aircraft factory checks the power plant of a Lockheed "Hudson" bomber after its initial flight

Production. B-17 heavy bomber. Another mighty B-17F (Flying Fortress) bomber sets out on a test flight from the airfield of Boeing's Seattle plant. The Flying Fortress has performed with great credit in the South Pacific, over Germany and elsewhere. It is a four-engine heavy bomber capable of flying at high altitudes

Production. B-24E (Liberator) bombers at Willow Run. New B-24E (Liberator) bombers just completed at Ford's big Willow Run plant, have been rolled from the hangars for test flights. The Liberator is capable of operation at high altitudes and over great ranges on precision bombing missions. It has proved itself an excellent performer in the Pacific, in Northern Africa, Europe and the Aleutians. Ford's Willow Run Plant, Michigan

Production. Airplane manufacturers, general. Overlooking the Inglewood, California airport of North American Aviation, Incorporated, the secretary in the contract test flight office records the takeoff and landing times of all the planes put through routine flight tests by company pilots. This plant produces the battle-tested B-25 "Billy Mitchell" bomber used in General Dolittle's raid on Tokyo and the F-51 "Mustang" fighter plane which was first brought into prominence by the British raid on Dieppe

Production. B-24E (Liberator) bombers at Willow Run. New B-24E (Liberator) bombers just completed at Ford's big Willow Run plant, have been rolled from the hangars for test flights. The Liberator is capable of operation at high altitudes and over great ranges on precision bombing missions. It has proved itself an excellent performer in the Pacific, in Northern Africa, Europe and the Aleutians. Ford's Willow Run Plant, Michigan

Kansas City, Kansas. B-25 bombers on the flight ramp ready for a test flight at the North American Aviation, Inc

Production. B-17 heavy bomber. Two of the four mighty engines of a new B-17F (Flying Fortress) bombers warm up at the airfield of Boeing's Seattle plant as another warship of the air awaits its flight test. The Flying Fortress has performed with great credit in the South Pacific, over Germany and elsewhere. It is a four-engine heavy bomber capable of flying at high altitudes

Production. B-24E (Liberator) bombers at Willow Run. A new B-24E (Liberator) bomber, just off the assembly line at Ford's big Willow Run plant, gets a last-minute inspection before taking off on its test flights. The Liberator is capable of operation at high altitudes and over great ranges on precision bombing missions. It has proved itself an excellent performer in the Pacific, in Northern Africa, Europe and the Aleutians. Ford's Willow Run Plant, Michigan

North American P-51 fighters and B-25 bombers await test flights and delivery on North American's flight ramp

Production. A-20 attack bombers. Another Douglas A-20 attack bomber leaves the assembly line at the Long Beach, California, plant for transfer to the flight line and test flight before delivery to the Army. The A-20 is used by the American Air Force and the Royal Air Force (RAF) for hedge hopping and strafing operations against ground troops and installations--also for reconnaissance work and night fighting. It is armed with light and heavy caliber guns

Production. Lockheed P-38 pursuit planes. Lockheed P-38 pursuit ships are made ready for test flights at a large Western aircraft plant. These planes, powered by twin Allison liquid-cooled engines, have performed brilliantly in action, notably in the Aleutians. The P-38 has long range and great firepower and rates at its best altitude as one of the world's fastest fighting ships

Kansas City, Kansas. B-25 bombers on the flight ramp ready for a test flight at the North American Aviation, Inc.

Kansas City, Kansas. B-25 bombers on the flight ramp ready for a test flight at the North American Aviation, Inc

Army Air Force test pilots prepare to make a routine test flight in a North American B-25 bomber prior to acceptance by the Army

Production. Lockheed P-38 pursuit planes. New Lockheed P-38 pursuit ships that have successfully passed inspection for routine test flights are transferred to the Lockheed air terminal. Here flight mechanics take over and prepare them for the flight test. These ships have performed beautifully in action, notably in the Aleutians. They are excellent high-altitude fighters and rank among the world's fastest combat aircraft. Their long-range and great firepower give promise of their value as escorts for high- altitude bombers

Americans all. "She's a beautiful ship," and it took the combined efforts of these three Americans to help build her. Marcell Webb, Negro; Henry Bennett; and Phillip Leung, Chinese, watch the test flight of a P-47 pursuit ship they helped build. Republic Aircraft Corporation

Production. B-24E (Liberator) bombers at Willow Run. The nose of a new B-24E (Liberator) bomber, just off the assembly line and paint shop at Ford's big Willow Run plant, and now ready for its test flights. The Liberator is capable of operation at high altitudes and over great ranges on precision bombing missions. It has proved itself an excellent performer in the Pacific, in Northern Africa, Europe and the Aleutians. Ford's Willow Run Plant, Michigan

Production. B-17 heavy bomber. Another mighty B-17F (Flying Fortress) bomber sets out on a test flight from the airfield of Boeing's Seattle plant. The Flying Fortress has performed with great credit in the South Pacific, over Germany and elsewhere. It is a four-engine heavy bomber capable of flying at high altitudes

A North American P-51 fighter is given final inspection before its first test flight

A North American P-51 fighter receives final inspection on the flight ramp before its first test flight

Production. P-51 ("Mustang) fighter planes. A group of North American employees at the Inglewood, California, plant, put the finishing touches on a P-51 fighter before it goes to the flight test crew. This plant produces the battle-tested B-25 ("Billy Mitchell") bomber, used in General Doolittle's raid on Tokyo, and the P-51 fighter plane which was first brought into prominence by the British raid on Dieppe

Production. B-24E (Liberator) bombers at Willow Run. New B-24E (Liberator) bombers just completed at Ford's big Willow Run plant, have been rolled from the hangars for test flights. The Liberator is capable of operation at high altitudes and over great ranges on precision bombing missions. It has proved itself an excellent performer in the Pacific, in Northern Africa, Europe and the Aleutians. Ford's Willow Run Plant, Michigan

Captain C.R. Douglass, Assistant Army Air Forces Representative at North American Aviation, looks aloft before taking another P-51 fighter into the air for a routine test flight

Production. B-24E (Liberator) bombers at Willow Run. A new B-24E (Liberator) bomber, just off the assembly line at Ford's big Willow Run plant, gets a last-minute inspection before taking off on its test flights. The Liberator is capable of operation at high altitudes and over great ranges on precision bombing missions. It has proved itself an excellent performer in the Pacific, in Northern Africa, Europe and the Aleutians. Ford's Willow Run Plant, Michigan

Production. B-17 heavy bomber. Another mighty B-17F (Flying Fortress) bomber sets out on a test flight from the airfield of Boeing's Seattle plant. The Flying Fortress has performed with great credit in the South Pacific, over Germany and elsewhere. It is a four-engine heavy bomber capable of flying at high altitudes

Production. B-24E (Liberator) bombers at Willow Run. New B-24E (Liberator) bombers just completed at Ford's big Willow Run plant, have been rolled from the hangars for test flights. The Liberator is capable of operation at high altitudes and over great ranges on precision bombing missions. It has proved itself an excellent performer in the Pacific, in Northern Africa, Europe and the Aleutians. Ford's Willow Run Plant, Michigan

Americans all. "She's a beautiful ship," and it took the combined efforts of these three Americans to help build her. Marcell Webb, Negro; Henry Bennett; and Phillip Leung, Chinese, watch the test flight of a P-47 pursuit ship they helped build. Republic Aircraft Corporation

Production. B-17 heavy bomber. Another mighty B-17F (Flying Fortress) bomber sets out on a test flight from the airfield of Boeing's Seattle plant. The Flying Fortress has performed with great credit in the South Pacific, over Germany and elsewhere. It is a four-engine heavy bomber capable of flying at high altitudes

Production. B-24E (Liberator) bombers at Willow Run. A new B-24E (Liberator) bomber, just off the assembly line at Ford's big Willow Run plant, gets a last-minute inspection before taking off on its test flights. The Liberator is capable of operation at high altitudes and over great ranges on precision bombing missions. It has proved itself an excellent performer in the Pacific, in Northern Africa, Europe and the Aleutians. Ford's Willow Run Plant, Michigan

Production. Lockheed P-38 pursuit planes. New Lockheed P-38 pursuit ships receive final inspections and adjustments on assembly lines outside a large Western aircraft plant. After these operations, the ships will be taken out for routine test flights. If the flights prove satisfactory, the new planes will be ready for delivery to the Army

Production. A-20 attack bombers. Another Douglas A-20 attack bomber leaves the assembly line at the Long Beach, California, plant for transfer to the flight line and test flight before delivery to the Army. The A-20 is used by the American Air Force and the Royal Air Force (RAF) for hedge hopping and strafing operations against ground troops and installations--also for reconnaissance work and night fighting. It is armed with light and heavy caliber guns

Production. B-25 "Billy Mitchell" bombers. On the flight ramp at the Inglewood, California, plant of North American Aviation, a B-25 bomber is "warmed up" before its inital flight test. In addition to the battle-tested B-25 "Billy Mitchell" bomber, used in General Doolittle's raid on Tokyo, this plant produces the P-51 "Mustang" fighter plane which was first brought into prominence by the British raid on Dieppe

Army Air Force test pilots prepare to make a routine test flight in a North American B-25 bomber prior to acceptance by the Army

Production. B-17 heavy bomber. Another mighty B-17F (Flying Fortress) bomber sets out on a test flight from the airfield of Boeing's Seattle plant. The Flying Fortress has performed with great credit in the South Pacific, over Germany and elsewhere. It is a four-engine heavy bomber capable of flying at high altitudes

Kansas City, Kansas. B-25 bombers on the flight ramp ready for a test flight at the North American Aviation, Inc.

Production. Parachute making. Parachutes, back from a test flight, are inspected in this manner in an Eastern plant. A certain percentage of all parachutes produced are dropped from planes, then returned to the plant for inspection. Pioneer Parachute Company, Manchester, Connecticut

Kansas City, Kansas. B-25 bombers lined up at North American Aviation, Inc., almost ready for their first test flight

A scale wind tunnel model of North American Aviation's P-51 fighter is prepared by two model shop employees before another test is made to determine its flight characteristics. All measurements on these models are within two thousandths of an inch

Production. Parachute making. Parachutes, back from a test flight, are inspected in this manner in an Eastern plant. A certain percentage of all parachutes produced are dropped from planes, then returned to the plant for inspection. Pioneer Parachute Company, Manchester, Connecticut

Army Air Force test pilots prepare to make a routine test flight in a North American B-25 bomber prior to acceptance by the Army

Army Air Force test pilots prepare to make a routine test flight in a North American B-25 bomber prior to acceptance by the Army

Kansas City, Kansas. B-25 bombers on the flight ramp of North American Aviation, Inc., ready for their first test flight

Kansas City, Kansas. B-25 bombers and tractors that haul them on the assembly line at North American Aviation, Inc. The planes are ready for their first test flight

Production. C-47 transport planes. With its engines roaring a mighty crescendo of power, a C-47 transport plane, just completed at the Long Beach, California, plant of the Douglas Aircraft Company prepares to take off for its flight test, prior to delivery for military services. The versatile C-47 performs many important tasks for the Army. It ferries men and cargo across oceans and mountains, tows gliders and brings paratroopers and their equipment to scenes of action

Production. B-25 bombers. A new B-25 medium bomber ready to leave the hanger at a Western aircraft plant for test flights that will determine whether it meets the Army's high standards. General Doolittle, calls it the best military plane in existence Fairfax bomber plant, Kansas City

Production. B-24E (Liberator) bombers at Willow Run. New B-24E (Liberator) bombers, just off the assembly lines at Ford's big Willow Run plant, are lined up for test flights before they are accepted by the Army. The Liberator is capable of operation at high altitudes and over great ranges on precision bombing missions. It has proved itself an excellent performer in the Pacific, in Northern Africa, Europe and the Aleutians. Ford's Willow Run Plant, Michigan

Motors on a North American B-25 bomber are warmed up before the plane takes off on its initial flight test

Army Air Force test pilots prepare to make a routine test flight in a North American B-25 bomber prior to acceptance by the Army

Production. Lockheed P-38 pursuit planes. New Lockheed P-38 pursuit ships receive final inspections and adjustments on assembly lines outside a large Western aircraft plant. After these operations, the ships will be taken out for routine test flights. If the flights prove satisfactory, the new planes will be ready for delivery to the Army

Production. B-24 bombers and C-87 transports. Another masterpiece of American mass production. A new consolidated transport, just off the assembly line of a Western aircraft plant, gets a final checkup preparatory to a test flight. This new transport, an adaptation of the B-24 bomber, is known as the C-87 and carries one of the greatest human or cargo loads of any plane now in mass production. It is built in a plant equipped with one of the best and most modern air conditioning and fluorescent lighting systems in the country

Final adjustments are made on the motor of a North American P-51 fighter before it is given its initial test flight. Plant protection officers are always on guard in all parts of the plant, particularly in this area

Production. B-24E (Liberator) bombers at Willow Run. New B-24E (Liberator) bombers just completed at Ford's big Willow Run plant, have been rolled from the hangars for test flights. The Liberator is capable of operation at high altitudes and over great ranges on precision bombing missions. It has proved itself an excellent performer in the Pacific, in Northern Africa, Europe and the Aleutians. Ford's Willow Run Plant, Michigan

Production. B-24 bombers and C-87 transports. Another masterpiece of American mass production. A new consolidated transport, just off the assembly line of a Western aircraft plant, gets a final checkup preparatory to a test flight. This new transport, an adaptation of the B-24 bomber, is known as the C-87 and carries one of the greatest human or cargo loads of any plane now in mass production. It is built in a plant equipped with one of the best and most modern air conditioning and fluorescent lighting systems in the country

Production. B-24E (Liberator) bombers at Willow Run. New B-24E (Liberator) bombers, just off the assembly lines at Ford's big Willow Run plant, are lined up for test flights before they are accepted by the Army. The Liberator is capable of operation at high altitudes and over great ranges on precision bombing missions. It has proved itself an excellent performer in the Pacific, in Northern Africa, Europe and the Aleutians. Ford's Willow Run Plant, Michigan

Army Air Force test pilots prepare to make a routine test flight in a North American B-25 bomber prior to acceptance by the Army

Final adjustments are made on the motor of a North American P-51 fighter before it is given its initial test flight. Plant protection officers are always on guard in all parts of the plant, particularly in this area

Production. A-20 attack bombers. A line of Douglas A-20 attack bombers, just off the assembly line at the Long Beach, California, plant is ready for test flights and delivery to the Army. The A-20 is used by the American Air Force and Royal Air Force (RAF) for hedge hopping and strafing operations against ground troops and installations--also for reconnaissance work and night fighting. It is armed with light and heavy caliber guns

Production. A-20 attack bombers. Tail view of a new A-20 attack bomber on Long Beach, California flight ramp of Douglas Aircraft Company. Mechanics complete final checks before test flight and delivery to the Army. The A-20 is used by the American Air Force and Royal Air Force (RAF) for hedge hopping and strafing operations against ground troops and installations--also for reconnaissance work and night fighting. It is armed with light and heavy caliber guns

Production. A-20 attack bombers. A fast, hard-hitting new A-20 attack bomber is brought from a test hop to the flight line at the Long Beach, California, plant of Douglas Aircraft Company. The A-20 is used by the American Air Force and Royal Air Force (RAF) for hedge hopping and strafing operations against ground troops and installations--also for reconnaissance work and night fighting. It is armed with light and heavy caliber guns

Production. B-17 heavy bomber. Another mighty B-17F (Flying Fortress) bomber sets out on a test flight from the airfield of Boeing's Seattle plant. The Flying Fortress has performed with great credit in the South Pacific, over Germany and elsewhere. It is a four-engine heavy bomber capable of flying at high altitudes

Production. B-25 "Billy Mitchell" bombers. Army Air Force test pilots prepare to make a routine test flight in a B-25 bomber prior to acceptance by the Army. The test is made at North American's Inglewood, California, plant. In addition to the battle tested B-25 "Billy Mitchell" bomber, used in General Doolittle's raid on Tokyo, this plant produces the P-51 "Mustang" fighter plane which was first brought into prominence by the British raid on Dieppe

Captain C.R. Douglass, Assistant Army Air Forces Representative at North American Aviation, looks aloft before taking another P-51 fighter into the air for a routine test flight

Production. Lockheed P-38 pursuit planes. New Lockheed P-38 pursuit ships receive final inspections and adjustments on assembly lines outside a large Western aircraft plant. After these operations, the ships will be taken out for routine test flights. If the flights prove satisfactory, the new planes will be ready for delivery to the Army

Production. A-31 ("Vengeance") dive bombers. Motor tune-up. Flight service mechanics are shown here warming up the motor of a Vultee "Vengeance" dive bomber prior to the ship's take-off for a test flight at the Nashville Division of Vultee Aircraft Inc. The "Vengeance" (A-31) was originally designed for the French. It was later adopted by the RAF (Royal Air Force) and still later by the U.S. Army Air Forces. It is a single-engine, low-wing plane, carrying a crew of two men and having six machine guns of varying calibers

American "steam chickens" arrive in Africa. With "Josephine," squadron pet, as his mascot, Lieutenant M.W. Carney of Churchlands, Virginia, prepares to give a new fighter plane just arrived in Africa its test flight. "Josephine" likes to lounge around the cockpits of the fighting pursuit ships

American "steam chickens" arrive in Africa. Unpacked, assembled and given its test flight, a P-40 fighter plane is now to take off for battle. Only four hours before, she was taken from the hold of a cargo ship at an African port

American "steam chickens" arrive in Africa. Unpacked, assembled and given its test flight, a P-40 fighter plane is now to take off for battle. Only four hours before, she was taken from the hold of a cargo ship at an African port

De-icing Research conducted at the NASA Ames Research Center. Icing flight test on C-46 airplane (flight 29 11:25am to 12:50 am) glaze ice on loop antenna co-pilots airspeed mast. ARC-1944-AAL-5010

16-Inch Diameter Ramjet Prepared for Flight Test