Experimental planes

The Lockheed X-7. The Flying Stove Pipe.

by Daniel Russ on March 27, 2012

    In 1951 Lockheed built this ramjet test bed for the United States Air Force. The X-7, or Flying Stove Pipe was launched from the bottom of a B-50 or a B-29. The Rocket assist slung under the thin and long fuselage was ignited and that propelled the jet to about Mach 1.5, feeding […]