Randy Asplund Bell X-1 scale model
Bell X-1
Randy Asplund

Hobby Craft Models 1/72 Scale

      The Bell X-1 was the world's first successful aircraft to be built for supersonic flight. It appears that other aircraft probably did go supersonic before Chuck Yeager piloted the X-1 into mach 1, but those were accidental speeds achieved during dives in aircraft that were not intended to reach those speeds.
See this aircraft in my painting
A Race With Angels