•X-31, The World's First International X-Plane

•F-8 Digital Fly-By-Wire Aircraft

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1. X-31, The World's First International X-Plane
NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center
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Courtesy of NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center

2. F-8 Digital Fly-By-Wire Aircraft
NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center
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Courtesy of NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center

1. The X-31, the world's first international X-plane, demonstrates controlled flight at high alpha courtesy of its canards and thrust vectoring paddles in the exhaust stream.

2. The F-8 Digital Fly-By-Wire aircraft had its hydro-mechanical control systems replaced by an Apollo Guidance Computer for the first such control system to fly.