Detail View: NASA Image eXchange Collection: YRF-84F aircraft on ramp

Title: 
YRF-84F aircraft on ramp
Description: 
This mid-1950s photo shows the YRF-84F on the NACA ramp. The YRF-84F was a prototype of a photo reconnaissance aircraft. It was fitted with a new nose and swept wings from earlier versions of the F-84. A YRF-84F with Air Force serial number 51-1828 was delivered to the NACA unit at Edwards Air Force Base, the NACA High-Speed Flight Research Station (soon to be redesignated the NACA High-Speed Flight Station--HSFS), on April 27, 1954, and given the designation "NACA 154." For two years, the aircraft performed pitch-up research to gather data on a common problem with early swept-wing aircraft. It left the HSFS on Oct. 29, 1956. Today the successor to the HSFS is named the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center.
Date: 
01.01.1950
Credit: 
NASA Dryden Flight Research Center (NASA-DFRC) [ http://www.dfrc.nasa.gov/gallery/ ]
facet_where: 
Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC)
facet_when: 
01-01-1950
facet_when_year: 
1950
Media: 
IMAGE
UID: 
SPD-NIX-E-13197
original url: 
http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=E-13197&orgid=7