P-40D aircraft taking off and pilot Bob Fausel breaks speed record going 661 MPH during vertical dive.
Dayton Ohio USA Date:1940, April Duration:46 sec Sound:Yes
Army test pilot Robert W. Fausel on airfield smiles for camera in cockpit of P-40D aircraft at Wright Field near Dayton, Ohio. P-40D taking off and breaking speed record with a 661 mile per hour vertical power dive. P-40 in flight. Plane lands and pilot Bob Fausel smiles again for the camera standing near the aircraft. (Opening slate states Buffalo New York, but this event actually occurred at Wright Field in Ohio).
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