“The Beginning” by Mike Machat

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L/E of 850 S/N by the Artist & One Pilot: $125

Artist Proof Edition: $195

Image Size: 24" x 20.25" Paper Size: 28.5" x 24.75"

Plane Type: Bell XP-59 Airacomet

Although not as sleek as the planes that would soon follow, the Bell XP-59 entered the history books as America's first jet aircraft. Although outclassed in performance by the top propeller driven fighters of the day, the XP-59A was an invaluable tool for the USAAF transition to jet power.

Personally autographed by Lt. Gen. Laurence "Bill" Craigie, America's first military jet pilot.