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This is the plane that almost beat out the legendary F-16

You may know Chuck Yeager as the man who broke the sound barrier, but back in the 1980s, he was also pitching a new fighter jet — one that arguably would have been on par with some of today’s fighters.


Today in military history: Chuck Yeager breaks the sound barrier

On Oct 14. 1947, U.S. Air Force Captain Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier. A celebrated World War II pilot, Yeager was chosen to fly the X-1, a rocket plane…

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