Apr 21 1938

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Navy delivered XF2A-1 to Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory of NACA, which marked initiation of full-scale wind tunnel tests, which resulted in increasing speed of the XF2A-1 by 31 mph and led to utilization of NACA testing of other high performance aircraft by both the Army and the Navy. Data thus obtained were also directly applicable to the design of new aircraft.