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Northrop XB-35 Flying Wing bomber over what appears to be one of the dry lakes at Muroc Army Air Base. The "X" models were cursed with mechanical problems, and in their combined lifetimes managed less than 40 hours of flight time. (Northrop photo)

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1. Glen Edwards in North Africa, 24 years old
2. "Buffalo Dave" over Tunisia, February 1943
3. Douglas XB-42 Mixmaster under flight test
4. Northrop N-9M scale model in flight
5. N-9M under construction at the Northrop factory
6. XB-35 Flying Wing intercontinental bomber
7. YB-49 Flying Wing over the Mojave Desert
8. YB-49 taking off from Muroc Air Force Base
9. The YB-49 after its record-breaking flight
10. Last of the line: YRB-49 reconnaissance bomber

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