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Check Six: June 26, 1946 – 70 years ago

June 26, 2016

XB-35 “Flying WingThe B-2 Spirit bomber was not the first flying wing aircraft. Shortly after the end of World War II, the Army Air Force tested the first flying wing design.

Northrop Corporation experimental test pilot Max R. Stanley and flight engineer Dale Schroeder made the first flight of the Northrop XB-35 “Flying Wing”, serial number 42-13603, from the factory’s airfield at Hawthorne, California, to Muroc Army Air Field (now, Edwards Air Force Base). The initial flight lasted 55 minutes.

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