X-2 Sightings

by Robert W. Kempel with Richard E. Day


  1. Richard E. Day, Flight Behavior of the X-2 Research Airplane to a Mach Number of 3.20 and Geometric Altitude of 126,200 Feet, NASA High-Speed Flight Station, Edwards, California NASA TM X-137, September 1959.
  2. Richard E. Day, Coupling Dynamics in Aircraft: A Historical Perspective, NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California, NASA SP 532, 1997.
  3. James O. Young, Meeting the Challenge of Supersonic Flight, Air Force Flight Test Center, History Office, Edwards Air Force Base, California, 1997
  4. Henry Matthews, The Saga of the Bell X-2: First of the Spaceships, HPM Publications, Historians of Experimental Aviation and Space Flight, 1999.
  5. Edwin J. Saltzman, Selected Examples of Supersonic Flight Research, NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California, NASA SP 513, 1995.
  6. Richard P. Hallion, On the Frontier — Flight Research at Dryden, 1946 - 1981, The NASA History Series, NASA SP-4303, 1984.
  7. Anonymous, The Society of Experimental Test Pilots — History of the First 20 Years, Taylor Publishing Co., Covina, California, 1978.
  8. Steve Pace, Edwards Air Force Base — Experimental Flight Test Center, Motorbooks International, Osceola, WI 54020, 1994.
  9. General Chuck Yeager, Yeager: An Autobiography, Bantam Books, Inc., New York, 1985.
  10. Willy Radinger/Walther Schick, Messerschmitt Me 262: Development — Testing — Production, Schiffer Publishing Ltd., Atglen, PA, 1993.
  11. Theodore A. Talay, Introduction to the Aerodynamics of Flight, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, NASA SP 367, 1975.
  12. Duane T. McRuer and Irving L. Ashkenas, Dynamics of the Airframe, Northrop Aircraft, Inc., for the Bureau of Aeronautics, Navy Department, Report AE-61-4II, September 1952.
  13. Duane T. McRuer, Irving L. Ashkenas, and Dunstan Graham, Aircraft Dynamics and Automatic Control, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ 1973.
  14. Michael H. Gorn, Expanding the Envelope: Flight Research at NACA and NASA, The University Press of Kentucky, 2001.
  15. Gene L. Waltman, Black Magic and Gremlins: Analog Flight Simulations at NASA's Flight Research Center, NASA History Division, Monographs in Aerospace History, NASA SP-2000-4520, 2000.
  16. James E. Tomayko, Computers Take Flight: A History of NASA's Pioneering Digital Fly-By-Wire Project, NASA History Series, NASA SP-2000-4224, 2000.
  17. Dennis R. Jenkins, Hypersonics Before the Shuttle—A Concise History of the X-15 Research Airplane, NASA History Division, Monographs in Aerospace History, NASA SP-2000-4518, 2000.
  18. 18. Wolfgang Langewiesche, Stick and Rudder—An Explanation of the Art of Flying, McGraw-Hill, Inc., New York, © 1972 by Wolfgang Langewiesche.
  19. E. T. Wooldridge, Winged Wonders: The Story of the Flying Wings, Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D. C., 1985.
  20. Alan Pope, Aerodynamics of Supersonic Flight, Second Edition. Pitman Publishing Corp., New York, 1958.

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