Monday, October 26, 2015

McDonnell XFD-1 and FH-1 Phantom Photos

4_FH_1_s_of_VMF_122_at_Cherry_Pt_in_1947The second McDonnell XFD-1 Phantom (4823^) on a catapult at NAS Patuxent River on 9 May 1946.  This aircraft made the first US designed pure-jet aircraft take off and landing from a us carrier USS FDR (CVB-42) on 19 July 1946.
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Naval Aviation History Many (94) photos of the XFD-1 and FH-1 Phantom aircraft. I included all the color photos of a previous post and additional 3-view drawings, also. Credit: The Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum

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