chuck yeager Archives - We Are The Mighty

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, Chuck Yeager was chosen to fly the X-1, a rocket…

Do Not Sell My Personal Information