Cover: The Antecedents of the X-1

The Antecedents of the X-1

Published 1965

by Robert L. Perry


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A discussion of the antecedents of the X-1 from 1928, when a rocket plane designed by Lippisch was flown in West Germany, to such developments as the Me. 163 and the MX-324, with special concentration on the contributions of such people as Opel, Valier, Sanger, Goddard, and Walter. Also included are charts giving some of the important specifications of early rocket aircraft.

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