This Day in Aviation History
February 19th, 1957
First flight of the Bell X-14.
The Bell X-14 (Bell Type 68) was an experimental VTOL aircraft flown in the United States in the 1950s. The main objective of the project was to demonstrate vectored thrust horizontal and vertical takeoff, hover, transition to forward flight, and vertical landing….
Wikipedia, Bell X-14: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell_X-14
YouTube, Bell Aircraft Corporation X-14A:
The only example of the X-14 is at the Ropkey Armor Museum.
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