Configured With A Pair Of Buried J35 Engines Which Provided A Combined Thrust Of ...
Stockphoto ID: 684539
File name: xb43-1_300-LOW.jpg
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Description: Configured with a pair of buried J35 engines which provided a combined thrust of 7 , 500 pounds , the Douglas XB 43 was Americas first turbojet powered bomber prototype Essentially a straightforward modification of Douglas piston engined , pusher prop XB 42 Mixmaster , the XB 43 completed its maiden flight at Muroc on May 17 , 1946 , and it went on to demonstrate a maximum sea level speed of 515 mph , a service ceiling of 38 , 500 feet , and a maximum range of 2 , 840 miles By the time of its first flight , however , the novel jet bomber had been overtaken by more advanced designs already on the drawing board , and it was soon relegated to the role of a technology demonstrator