The US Military Made A Plane So Fast, It Shot Itself Out The Sky

Sixty years later, per Britannica, the legendary Concorde made its first true flight.

This formidable British-French venture could reach speeds of up to 1,354 mph, an absolutely dizzying pace

In the 1950s, the United States Navy also developed an aircraft of tremendous speed.

At the time, per We Are The Mighty, the U.S. felt a tremendous pressure to outdo the Soviet Union's MiG-15

an aircraft that approached Mach 1 and boasted impressive performance.

It was a great threat during an incredibly turbulent time, and so the United States' Tiger had to be completed and assert its worth quickly

One proud pilot of this magnificent new flying machine was Tom Attridge, a test pilot.