Bell X-1

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Bell X1
The X-1 landing at Edwards AFB.
The X-1 landing at Edwards AFB.
Type Experimental aircraft, Historical aircraft
Propulsion Rocket-powered aircraft
Manufacturer Bell
  • Emmanuel Baranger (3D, FDM)
  • Toan Phuc (FDM)
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Status Alpha
 FDM Stars-2.png
 Systems Stars-1.png
 Cockpit Stars-1.png
 Model Stars-3.png
 Hangar Helijah hangar
 Website The website for the Bell X1 developments.
 Repository The development repository of the Bell X1.
Download Download the Bell X1 aircraft package for the current stable release (2020.3).
License GPLv2+

The Bell X-1 was an experimental rocket airplane which first flew in 1946. It is most known to have been the first aircraft to fly at speeds over Mach 1 in level flight. It also was the first of the X Planes, a project by NASA still active today.

The aircraft broke for the first time the sound barrier on October 14, 1947, after been dropped by a B-29 over KEDW. Piloted by Chuck Yeager, it reached a speed of Mach 1.06 and glided to a landing on the runway.