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BELL X-1 “Glamourous Glennis”

Bell X-1 – The mach buster

On October 14, 1947, Charles E. “Chuck” Yeager became the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound in his Bell X-1, which he named Glamorous Glennis, in tribute to his wife. He reached a speed of 1,127 kilometers (700 miles) per hour, or Mach 1.06, at an altitude of 13,000 meters (43,000 feet).

8 responses to BELL X-1 “Glamourous Glennis”

  1. Nice little build…I did the Revell one in 48th scale way back when (before the name “Glamorous Glennis” was deleted from the decal sheet). Mine was more Orange, though. Not real sure just WHAT color it was. 🙁

  2. Great job! Nice to see this X craft.

  3. Very nice finish on this diminutive critter!

  4. Always good to see the X-1. Be nice to have a B-29/X-1 combo model to hang from the ceiling.

  5. Thanks all for your kind words

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