Hybrid plane

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“The Ryan FR Fireball was a composite propeller and jet-powered aircraft designed by Ryan Aeronautical for the United States Navy during World War II. The FR-1 Fireball entered service before the end of the war, but did not see combat. The Fireball was the United States Navy’s first aircraft with jet propulsion.”

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    Every Navy pilots dream is to fly a plane called “Fireball” off of aircraft carriers during the largest, most violent war in human history.


    The navy’s version of the Prius.