Category:Douglas D-558-2 Skyrocket
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The Douglas D-558-2 Skyrocket was an experimental high-speed research aircraft ordered by the U.S. Navy. Developed from the Douglas D-558-1 Skystreak, this new aircraft accommodated both rocket and jet power with the goal to reach Mach 2. This was done on 20 November 1953, a world premiere. With more than three hundred flights, the Skyrocket was a successful project allowing a great deal of data about several effects of transonic flight and maximum speed. Surprisingly, the type was never a movie star unlike opponents such as the Bell X-2 or the Douglas X-3 Stiletto.
Three Douglas D-558-2 Skyrocket has been built and are all preserved in museums.
This page lists all films that feature the Douglas D-558-2 Skyrocket.