This Day in Aviation History
May 17th, 1946
First flight of the Douglas XB-43 Jetmaster.

The Douglas XB-43 Jetmaster was an American 1940s jet-powered prototype bomber. The XB-43 was a development of the XB-42, replacing the piston engines of the XB-42 with two General Electric J35 engines of 4,000 lbf (17.8 kN) thrust each. Despite being the first American jet bomber to fly, it suffered stability issues and the design did not enter production….

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