Now available: Bell Aircraft drawing 44-700-002, “Inboard Profile MX 653 Highspeed Research Aircraft, ” dated 6-25-1945. This is the X-1 rocket powered supersonic aircraft.
This blueprint, measuring 20,829X5359 pixels (69.43X17.86 inches, printed off at 300dpi), was scanned in pieces and in full color from a blue-line original some years ago. The sheer size of it proved to be too much for my computers to bear in the reassembly phase, and had to await newer, more powerful systems. Now at last it’s available. This blueprint is presented as-is, with stains, tears, fold marks and all… these add character to the print that a pristine version would lack, while taking away none of the historical, technical or artistic value.
Also includes halfsize and quartersize versions for easier viewing and printing.
Air drawing 58 can be downloaded for $7.00.