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Solar-Powered “Solar Impulse 2” Experimental Aircraft

Solar Powered “Solar Impulse 2” Experimental Aircraft

Bristol 188 (1962) was a British supersonic research aircraft built by the Bristol Aeroplane Company in the 1950s. Its length, slender cross-section and intended purpose led to its being nicknamed the "Flaming Pencil". It failed to attain the designed M2 speed and couldn't maintain top speed long enough to study thermal effects of supersonic flight. Cancelled in 1964.

The Lockheed L-133 was designed to be the first jet fighter of the US Forces during the first half of World War II.