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User currently offlineWill From Australia, joined May 1999, 79 posts, RR: 0
Posted (15 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 959 times:
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G'day All..
Here's an easy one for you all.....
What was the first airliner to "officially" exceed Mach 1.

Answer posted in 24 hrs...

See yah...

Will...

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User currently offlineflyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 959 times:

I belive a DC-8... I'll check my books when I can later today.

User currently offlineJan von Wuthena From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (15 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 959 times:

Just a guess,TU-144

jan


User currently offlineJETPILOT From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3130 posts, RR: 29
Reply 3, posted (15 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 960 times:

The mighty DC8. Good job flyf15.

User currently offlineWill From Australia, joined May 1999, 79 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (15 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 959 times:
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G'day...
Fly f15 and jetpilot win it....lt's the good old legendary DC-8...
l'm going have to work harder at this....:-)

See yah...

Will...


User currently offlineCool Cat IIIc From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (15 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 959 times:

The 737 also managed to break the old sound barrier. Not on a very happy occaision though. It was the Silk Air that did a power dive and that subsequently crashed in Sumatra.

I would be interested to know more about this DC-8 that broke the sound barrier. On what kind of occaision did this happen and what was the result ? Must have been some interesting mach buffet I should think. Any more info, Will ?


User currently offlineBryanG From United States of America, joined May 1999, 433 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (15 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 959 times:

There was also a 727 that was involved in an uncommanded unilateral slat deployment over Michigan sometie during the '60s I beleive. It took a nose dive and fell about 30,000 feet before the pilots recovered. It likely broke the sound barrier on its way down - but survived.

Also, I heard a rumor that the P-38 might have been the first aircraft to break the sound barrier, not the X-1. During terminal-velocity dive tests for the plane, one pilot pushed teh envelope a little too much and lost control. He recovered, but the speedometer was stuck at a speed that would have been above Mach 1 for the altitude where he lost it. But nobody knows for sure so Yeager still has the definite credit.


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29799 posts, RR: 58
Reply 7, posted (15 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 959 times:

I had the same problem when I put up that question about the AVRO C.102 Jetliner. Nobody took the bait and tried to claim that Boeing was the first company in North America to fly a jet airliner prototype.

These guys are good.



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User currently offlineDC-10 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (15 years 6 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 959 times:

A Canadian Pacific DC-8???

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