Outstanding photos of the X-15, the fastest manned aircraft ever made

Outstanding photos of the X-15, the fastest manned aircraft ever made

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While the Blackbird SR-71 was the fastest manned airplane ever created, the fastest manned aircraft title goes to the North American X-15, a rocket plane that flew for the first time on June 8, 1959 released from the NASA NB-52B (below.) On October 1967 it pulverized all records: 4,520 miles per hour (7,274 km/h).

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