Continuing with our “Vintage Friday” theme, and since we mentioned the first submarine in last week’s post, here is the first U.S. jet fighter the B-59.
Tech Specs Courtesy USAF:
Armament: One 37mm cannon and three .50-cal machine guns
Engines: Two General Electric I-16s of 1,650 lbs. thrust each
Maximum speed: 450 mph
Cruising speed: 320 mph
Range: 440 miles
Service ceiling: 43,400 ft.
Span: 45 ft. 6 in.
Length: 38 ft. 10 in.
Height: 11 ft. 11 3/4 in.
Weight: 10,532 lbs. loaded
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