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USAF X-2 at the boneyard by PETER CULLEY


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It obviously followed the X-1 (high altitude, extreme speed experimental aircraft dumped from a mother plane before ‘rocketing’ off into the wide blue yonder. (Pilots must have had some serious gumption!)

I believe this MAYBE a movie prop used in a film with Clint Eastwood… I wish I had paid closer attention and knocked on the fuselage… MAYBE it was the real thing????

After some chat here I have started to search online to connect the pilots name with the program but no luck so far.. Off to Wikipedia aren’t you!


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  • Daniel McIntosh
    Daniel McIntoshabout 5 years ago

    G’day Peter………Great pic…………the Bell X-2 was designed to test high speed flight…….Mach2+

  • Thanks Daniel for the info… You have jolted a memory perhaps and one I should google i guess… Was this a program Chuck Yeager was involved in?


  • Daniel McIntosh
    Daniel McIntoshabout 5 years ago

    No worries……Similar program……..Chuck Yeager was in Bell X-1

  • Woodie
    Woodieabout 5 years ago

    Nice upclose shot, I see the pilot’s name is below the canopy!
    Cheers Neil

  • Well it just gets intriguing… I believe the plane was a prop in ‘Space Cowboys’ directed by Clint Eastwood (2000). I did search for the pilots name but so far no result that makes any direct sense… This is really going to bug me now!


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