Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

P-59A AIRACOMET - FIRST AMERICAN JET-PROPELLED LANE. Exact performance details of the aircraft are not yet announced, but it is known to have high speed and high ceiling. This stream-lined new fighter has no propellers.

Collection Item Long Description:

Topic

  • Aeronautics
  • Airplanes
  • Jet fighter planes
  • Military Aircraft
  • World War, 1939-1945

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

Restrictions & Rights

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photographer

Unknown

Date

Circa 1943

Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560

Type

Digital images

Local number

NASM-3B29851

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