Douglas D-558-2 Skyrocket
This plane was the first one to fly faster than Mach 2, which it first reached on March 2nd, 1953, in a shallow dive at 62000 ft.
It was used to explore high speeds and swept wings until 1956.
Wingspan 25 ft, length 42 ft, height 12 ft, max weight 15787 lb, top speed 1291 mph.
Driven by a Reaction Motors Inc XLR-8-RM-6 rocket engine of 6000 lb thrust.