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Bell X-5

The Bell X-5 was designed to test variable sweep wings in flight.  Based on the Messerschmitt P.1101 discovered in Germany at the end of World War II, the X-5 was first flown on 20 June 1951.
 
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Type: Experimental
Engine: one 4,900 lb (2223 kg) thrust Allison J35-A-17 turbojet
 
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