Grumman X-29

You never know what you will find when you visit a new museum. This is just one of the surprises we found at the Air and Space Museum

Look closely. The wings look very short. That’s because they are swept forward, not backwards. As strange as it is, the X-29  is one of the coolest planes I’ve ever seen. Maybe it’s the racing strips or that long needle up front, but it just looks fast. There were only two made for NASA as test vehicles and logged 436 flights. ” The multi-phased program was conducted from 1984 to 1992 and provided an engineering data base that is available in the design and development of future aircraft.”  Find out more about this incredible plane HERE.

As strange as it is, the X-29  is one of the coolest planes I've ever seen. Photo by Tim Stanley Photography.

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