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  • X-1 Mustang

    The X-1 Mustang is named after the first aircraft to break the speed of sound. The Mustang was one of two custom-built cars commissioned by the Air Force Recruiting Service in 2009 for its Project Supercar recruiting campaign.Built by Galpin Auto Sports of Van Nuys, Calif., this fully customized

  • XB-70 Honeycomb

    Note: This item is currently in storage.Most significant in the XB-70 program was its contribution to the technology of many facets of American industrial life. Advances in the art of steel making were particularly notable. Principally a steel airplane, the XB-70 represented the first widespread use

  • X-15 Pressure Suit

    Note: This item is currently in storage.This suit is an example of an XMC-2 full pressure suit developed for use in the mid-1950s jointly by Wright Field personnel and David Clark Co. for X-15 pilots. It represented a major advance in pressure suit technology serving as prototype for those used

  • X-ray Field Table Unit

    Note: This item is currently in storage.This X-ray unit was manufactured by Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Co. and was used to locate foreign objects in human patients.Donated by Mrs. Ernest F. Dillon.Click here to return to the Featured Accessions index.

  • XB-36 Landing Gear

    When the XB-36 was designed during World War II, specifications called for two main landing gear wheels to be equipped with the largest aircraft tires produced in the U.S. to that time. Manufactured by Goodyear, the tires were 110 inches in diameter and 36 inches in width. Weighing 1,320 pounds,