This Day in Aviation History
April 21st. 1956
First flight of the Douglas F5D Skylancer.
The United States Douglas F5D Skylancer was a development of the F4D Skyray jet fighter for the United States Navy. Starting out as the F4D-2N, an all-weather version of the Skyray, the design was soon modified to take full advantage of the extra thrust of the Pratt & Whitney J57 eventually fitted to the Skyray instead of the Westinghouse J40 originally planned….
Wikipedia, Douglas F5D Skylancer:
YouTube, First test flight of the Douglas F5D-1 Skylancer aircraft at Edwards Air Force Base:
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