Do you know your history (XIX)

trafficinsight

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Okay I have one that might be super easy.

What is it? What was it supposed to be used for? What did it actually succeed at?
 

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Christmas Bullet, as designed by Dr. William Whitney Christmas. Designed for a pursuit role. Cantilever wings "flexed" in flight, supposedly to mimick a birds flight. Surprisingly, both examples built had catastrophic structural failures. Also one of the first, if not the first, to have a veneer clad fuselage to reduce drag.

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Surprisingly, both examples built had catastrophic structural failures.

Do I smell sarcasm? ;)

So I guess I should have asked what Dr. Christmas planned to do with it, and what he actually did with it.
 
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