1964 Sanitarium : Picture and History Cards of Aeroplanes

1964 Sanitarium : Picture and History Cards of Aeroplanes



1964 Sanitarium : Picture and History Cards of Aeroplanes #39 - Boeing B-52 Stratofortress and North American X-15

Picture and History Cards of Aeroplanes were issued in 1964 by the Sanitarium Health Food Company of Australia and New Zealand. The 40-card series "shows the development of American aeroplanes – military, naval, and commercial – starting with the Wright brothers' rickety contraption to the most modern supersonic jet." One card was included with each box of Weet-Bix and other breakfast cereal brands from Sanitarium.

The series features a photograph of the North American X-15-1 (56-6670). The experimental research aircraft was first piloted in an unpowered glide by Scott Crossfield on June 8, 1959. The X-15-1 was dropped from Boeing NB-52A Stratofortress 52-003, The High and Mighty One, piloted by Charles Bock and Major Jack Allavie. The vapor trail pictured is hydrogen peroxide exhaust produced by the electrical system.

NASA developed three of the experimental aircraft to investigate problems that pilots would encounter near the edge of space. The X-15-1 is currently held by the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. The aircraft is displayed in the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center at Washington Dulles International Airport. The High and Mighty One is displayed at the Pima Air & Space Museum in Tucson, Arizona.

1964 Sanitarium : Picture and History Cards of Aeroplanes #39 - Boeing B-52 Stratofortress and North American X-15


Checklist
1 Wright Flyer
2 Curtiss Biplane
3 Ely and the Aircraft Carrier
4 Rickenbacker and his SPAD
5 Douglas DC-4
6 Curtiss NC-4
7 Curtiss JN-4 Jenny
8 Curtiss R3C-1
9 Douglas DC-7B
10 Sikorsky S-40
11 Lockheed Vega
12 Granville Gee-Bee
13 Lockheed L-49 Constellation
14 Curtiss Robin
15 Fokker F-10
16 Douglas DC-3
17 Boeing B-314, The Yankee Clipper
18 Boeing P-26
19 Grumman F3F
20 Martin M-130, The China Clipper
21 Republic P-47 Thunderbolt
22 North American P-51 Mustang
23 Vought F4U Corsair
24 Grumman F6F Hellcat
25 Sikorsky S-42, American Clipper
26 Martin B-26 Marauder
27 Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
28 Boeing B-29 Superfortress
29 Boeing 377, Strato "Clipper"
30 Douglas DC-8
31 Boeing 707
32 Lockheed F-80 Shooting Star
33 North American F-86 Sabre
34 North American F-100 Super Sabre
35 Convair F-102 Delta Dagger
36 Gruman F9F Cougar
37 Vought F8U Crusader
38 Boeing B-47 Stratojet
39 Boeing B-52 Stratofortress and North American X-15
40 Convair B-58 Hustler

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