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Bell YFM-1 Airacuda Bell YFM-1 Airacuda

1937

Embodying many innovatory features and designed by Robert J Woods, the FM-1 Airacuda was a five-seat long-range ...

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In 1938 Bell Aircraft produced the Airacobra single-seat fighter featuring a tricycle landing gear, a ...

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Bell P-39 Airacobra

1939

Bell P-39 Airacobra

Bell XFL-1 Airabonita Bell XFL-1 Airabonita

1940

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The Airacomet was the first American-designed and built turbojet fighter. It first flew in prototype ...

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Bell P-59 Airacomet

1942

Bell P-59 Airacomet

Bell P-63 Kingcobra Bell P-63 Kingcobra

1942

At a fairly early stage in the development of the Bell P-39 Airacobra, work had ...

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The Bell XP-77, an all-wood light-weight fighter made from Sitka spruce, patterned after racers of ...

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Bell XP-77

1944

Bell XP-77

Bell XP-83 Bell XP-83

1945

The XP-83 was the final contribution by the Bell firm to the US Air Force ...

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Three X-1 were built to investigate flight problems at supersonic speed. The type was first ...

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Bell X-1

1946

Bell X-1

Bell L-39 Bell L-39

1946

On 17 May, 1946, Bell Aircraft announced that 'experimentation with the use of sweptback wings ...

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First flown on 20 June 1951, the X-5 was built to investigate the aerodynamic effects ...

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Bell X-5

1951

Bell X-5

Bell X-2 Bell X-2

1952

Two X-2 rocket-powered research aircraft built to explore the problems of transonic and supersonic ...

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Bell showed interest in VTOL aeroplanes as early as the early 1940s. In January 1941, ...

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Bell Model 65 ATV

1954

Bell Model 65 ATV

Bell Model 68 X-14 Bell Model 68 X-14

1957

Although the ATV had never completed a full transition, it was considered a successful ...

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