This Day in Aviation History
September 12th, 1945
First flight of the Northrop XP-79 .

The Northrop XP-79 was an ambitious design for a flying wing fighter aircraft, designed by Northrop. It had several notable design features; among these, the pilot would operate the aircraft from a prone position, permitting the pilot to withstand much greater g-forces in the upward and downward direction with respect to the plane – and welded magnesium monocoque structure instead of riveted aluminum…..

Wikipedia, Northrop XP-79:

YouTube, MF 4 Northrop XP-79B Prototype and Hermit Project (first 4.5 minutes):
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