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Check Six: Northrop YB-49 “flying wing” – 72 years ago

June 5, 2020
U.S. Air Force photograph

From the This Day in Aviation website

5 June 1948: Flying at 40,000 feet (12,192 meters), north of Muroc Air Force Base, California, the second Northrop YB-49 “flying wing,” serial number 42-102368, was undergoing stall recovery performance testing with a crew of five aboard. The pilot was Major Daniel A. Forbes, Jr., United States Air Force, and the co-pilot was Captain Glen W. Edwards.

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