The Spitfires that nearly broke the sound barrier

domingo, 8 de mayo de 2016

A handful of British Spitfire pilots cheated death in high-speed dives that helped pave the way towards supersonic flight. On 14 October 1947, US test pilot Chuck Yeager did what many thought was impossible. Strapped into the seat of the Bell X1 rocket plane – painfully so, having broken two ribs...

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