First Man into Space

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First Man into Space movie poster.

Movie (1959)
French title : Le pionnier de l'espace

Marshall Thompson (Commander Charles "Chuck" Prescott)
Marla Landi (Tia Francesca)
Bill Edwards (Lt. Dan Milton Prescott)
Robert Ayres (Captain Ben Richards)

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North American F-86 Sabre

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Fictional Aircraft Y-13

With a shape closest to the Bell X-1 than the Bell X-2, the Y-13 has performance close to the North American X-15 which has not yet fly (movie's premiere was in February 1959 when the X-15 maiden flight occured on 8 June 1959).

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Cockpit of the Y-13 with a joystick instead the usual yoke found on aircraft of the fifties.

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Boeing B-29-96-BW & Bell X-1

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Boeing EB-50A Superfortress & Bell X-2

The Bell X-2 (46-674) drops away from its Boeing EB-50A mothership (shot used flipped).

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Bell X-2

Bell X-2 serial 46-674.
Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft (Military Fixed-Wing section).

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