L/E of 850
S/N by the Artist & One Pilot
Image Size: 24" x 20.25"
Paper Size: 28.5" x 24.75"
Plane Type: Bell XP-59 Airacomet
Although not as sleek as the planes that would soon follow, the Bell XP-59 entered the history books as America's first jet aircraft. Although outclassed in performance by the top propeller driven fighters of the day, the XP-59A was an invaluable tool for the USAAF transition to jet power.
Personally autographed by Lt. Gen. Laurence "Bill" Craigie, America's first military jet pilot.
THE BEGINNING by MIKE MACHAT (X-59A AeroComet: Jet: USAF: Lt.Gen Craigie))@vbader.com