Convair XF-92A
      This airplane was the world's first jet aircraft to fly using the radical delta-wing configuration pioneered by Germany's Dr. Alexander Lippisch during the 1930s.
      In 1946, the U.S. approved the construction of a delta-wing airplane, designated the Convair Model 7002. First flown on September 18, 1948 at Edwards AFB, California, it was to serve as a flying prototype for the XF-92 fighter then being designed. However, the XF-92 program was canceled without any XF-92 being built, and the Air Force accepted the Model 7002 in June 1949 as the XF-92A. Flight tests demonstrated that the stability and control characteristics of the delta-wing concept were practical and much of the information was incorporated in the development of the supersonic F-102 and F-106 interceptors.   Now on Display at the Air Force Museum
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