FH-1 Phantom

The initial design for the FH-1 Phantom featured three small jet engines on each wing before finalization of the twin-engine design.  The airplane was the Navy’s first operational jet and made its maiden flight on January 26, 1945.  The top speed for the Phantom was 479 m.p.h., which was some 60 m.p.h. slower than the first successful combat jet in history, the German Me-262.