Formation by F-86 Sabre, technicians at work and Bell X-1 is refueled with liquid oxygen at Wright Air Development Center.
United States USA Date:1950 Duration:4 min 32 sec Sound:Yes
Activities at the Wright Air Development Center. Two F-86 Sabre taxi and take off for the formation. A formation of seven F-86's, one set of three and one set of four, flying low across airfield. F-86 in flight. A maneuver of F-86 as it goes into a roll. The graph giving years and progress in speed of jet aircraft. Jet aircraft during wind tunnel test. A wind tunnel. A technician seated at instrument panel which gauges various steps in wind tunnel. A hand pulls switches. Several view of technicians at work. Aircraft leaves fire. 3-25 aircraft in flight. A title 'Electronic Equipment'. Nose to tail section of F-86. A part of fuselage is cut away. A covering of tail section is removed and shows the electronically controlled tail pipe eyelid in motion. Bell X-1 takes off. A title 'Supersonic Speed'. Bell X-1 is refueled with liquid oxygen. A technician wearing protective clothing takes a shower. A rocket fuel stands at Muroc in California. Bell X-1 is refueled. Bell X-1 in flight. X-1 comes in for landing. Matador Missile launched. A subtitle appears 'Guided Missiles'. A book titled 'Nuclear Powered Aircraft'. Hand stamps book Top Secret, restricted data. A picture frame squared in four sections. Upper left hand corner shows buzzing of an F-59A Hawker Hunter, lower left hand corner shows Matador missile, Upper right hand corner shows the F-86D Sabre Jet, lower right hand corner shows the Nuclear Book. At center of frame is the Bell X-1 in flight. There is an action with each section. USAF organizational chart. Animated map of United States shows the locations of Wright Air Development Center (WADC).
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