You are here
Home > From the Bench > Videos > XP-59, America’s first jet plane

XP-59, America’s first jet plane

XP-59, America’s first jet plane

Bell XP-59 Airacomet
Span: 45ft 6in (13.87m)
Length: 38ft 2in (11.63 m)
Height: 12ft 4in (3.76 m)
Powerplant: Two General Electric I-A’s (each 1,250lb (567kg) thrust)
Maximum speed: 404 mph
Weight: Empty 7,320lb (3,320 kg), Loaded 12,562lb (5,698 kg)
Armament: 2x 37mm cannons
Range: 400 miles

George Collazo
George Collazo
George has been hosting review sites and blogging about toy collectibles, travel, digital photography and Nikon digital imaging since 1998. His first model kit build was a Testors 1/35 DODGE WC-54 in 1984.
Top