Detail View: NASA Great Images in Nasa Collection: The NACA Test Force

Title: 
The NACA Test Force
Full Description: 
The fleet of NACA test aircraft are assembled in front of the hangar at the High Speed Flight Station, (later renamed the Dryden Flight Research Center) in Edwards, California. The white aircraft in the foreground is a Douglas Aircraft D-558-2 Skyrocket. To its left and right are North American F-86 Sabre chase aircraft. Directly behind the D-558-2 is the P2B-1 Superfortress, (the Navy version of the Air Force B-29). Also known as the "mothership," the P2B-1 carried aloft the D-558-2 Skyrocket under its fuselage. Once reaching altitude, the D-558-2 was released from the "mothership" after which the pilot ignited its onboard rocket engine.
Date: 
01/01/1952
NASA Center: 
Dryden Flight Research Center
Subject Category: 
Top 20 Dryden Aircraft
Keywords: 
Center
Audience: 
General Public
facet_what: 
National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA)
facet_where: 
California
facet_when: 
01-01-1952
facet_when_year: 
1952
Image #: 
E-1152
original url: 
http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000083.html
UID: 
SPD-GRIN-GPN-2000-000083
Center: 
DFRC
Center Number: 
E-1152
GRIN DataBase Number: 
GPN-2000-000083
Creator-Photographer: 
NACA
Original Source: 
DIGITAL