Designed for research into supersonic propeller design, the XF-88B flew for the first time on 14 April 1953. Power was provided by two Westinghouse J34 turbojets and a nose-mounted Allison XT38 turboprop engine.
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|Alan Gale, e-mail, 02.05.2015 02:04|
George, the aircraft that you saw was probably a Pilatus PC 12. business aircraft. the nose profile is very similar. The XF-88 was purely experimental and never intended for operational service use.
|sft, e-mail, 07.04.2012 22:51|
Was it supersonic in level flight?
|George McJunkins, e-mail, 05.03.2010 22:12|
Is this aircraft still in service? I thought I saw one flying over Jeanerette, Louisiana on 03 /04 /10.
|John M. Fitzpatrick, e-mail, 01.02.2009 22:01|
I flew the Air Force evaluation of this aircraft in 1953. As far as I know I was the only one to exceed Mach 1 in it.
Do you have any comments?
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