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Piper PA-48 Enforcer                                                                                                                 

    1971
Piper-Republic-Rockwell-.
Aircraft on photo: Piper PA-48 Enforcer                                                                                    Photo source: Wikipedia  
   
Manufacturer:
Piper Aircraft, USA Max speed:
650 km/h (405 mph)         
Length:
Type:
counterinsurgency aircraft
Range: 1.480 km
(920 mi)
Span:
Description:
ultimate P-51 Mustang development
Ferry range:
NA

Height:
First flight: 1971 Ceiling: 11.465 m (37.600 ft) Max weight:
Crew:
1 Rate of climb: 25,4 m/s
(5.000 ft/min) Number built:
10,40 m
(34 ft 2 in)
12,60 m
(41 ft 4 in)
4,00 m
(13 ft 1 in)
6.350 kg   
(14.000 lb)
   4

Engine:                  1 x Lycoming YT-55 turboprop
    
                      
Power:   
1 x 1.831 kW (1 x 2.455 HP)
   
Armament: Guns: 6 x 12,7 mm (6 x 0.50 in) optional                                        
                      
  Hardpoints: 10
   
More info / sources:
Wikipedia
National Museum
Aviastar

 

Republic F-84 Thunderjet 

    1946
 
Aircraft on photo: Republic F-84G Thunderjet              
Data for: F-84G
 
Manufacturer:
Republic Aviation, USA Max speed:
1.001 km/h (622 mph)
Length:
Type:
fighter-bomber
Combat range: 1.600 km
(1.000 mi)
Span:
Description:
USAF primary strike aircraft in Korean War
Ferry range:
3.220 km
(2.000 mi)
Height:
First flight: 1946 Ceiling: 12.340 m (40.500 ft) Max weight:
Crew:
1 Rate of climb: 19,1 m/s
(3.765 ft/min)   Number built:
11,61 m
(38 ft 1 in)
11,10 m
(36 ft 5 in)
3,83 m
(12 ft 7 in)
10.590 kg  
(23.340 lb)
  7.524
(total F-84)
Engine:              1 x Allison J35 turbojet
    
More info:
Thrust:   
1 x 24,7 kN (1 x 5.560 lbf)
  Wikipedia
Armament: Guns: 6 x 12,7 mm (6 x 0.50 in)                                                           
                     Military Factory
  Bombs: 2.020 kg (4.450 lb)
  Global Security
       
Sources:
Rand McNally
Encyclopedia
of Military Aircraft,
Enzo Angelucci, 1990
 

 

Republic XF-91 Thunderceptor

    1949
 
Aircraft on photo: Republic XF-91 Thunderceptor                                                            
 
Data for: XF-91
 
Manufacturer:
Republic Aviation, USA Max speed:
1.812 km/h (1.126 mph)
Length:
Type:
interceptor
Range: 1.880 km
(1.170 mi)
Span:
Description:
mixed power F-84 swept-wing modification &
Ferry range:
NA

Height:
  1st US fighter to exceed Mach 1 in level flight
Ceiling: 16.800 m (55.000 ft) Max weight:
First flight: 1949 Rate of climb: 96,7 m/s (19.000 ft/min)
Number built:
Crew:
1


 
13,18 m
(43 ft 3 in)
9,52 m
(31 ft 3 in)
5,51 m
(18 ft 1 in)
12.840 kg  
(28.300 lb)
   2
(total XF-91)
   
Engines:              1 x General Electric J47 axial-flow turbojet
    
                      
  4 x Reaction Motors XLR11 rocket engines    
Thrust:   
1 x 23 kN (1 x 5.200 lbf) dry thrust – GE
   
  1 x 30,6 kN (1 x 6.900 lbf) with afterburner and water injection – GE    

4 x 7 kN (4 x 1.500 lbf) – Reaction Motors                                    
                      
Armament: Guns: 4 x 20 mm (4 x 0.79 kN)
   
More info / sources:
Wikipedia
Aero Web
Aviastar
Prototypes
 


 

Republic XF-91 Thunderceptor "V-tail"

    1949
 
Aircraft on photo: Republic XF-91 Thunderceptor "V-tail"                                                         Photo source: Wikipedia  
Data for: XF-91 "V-tail"
 
Manufacturer:
Republic Aviation, USA Max speed:
1.812 km/h (1.126 mph)
Length:
Type:
interceptor
Range: 1.880 km
(1.170 mi)
Span:
Description:
XF-91 version with V-tail
Ferry range:
NA

Height:
First flight: 1949 Ceiling: 16.800 m (55.000 ft) Max weight:
Crew: 1 Rate of climb: 96,7 m/s (19.000 ft/min) Number built:
NA

9,52 m
(31 ft 3 in)
NA

12.840 kg  
(28.300 lb)
   2
(total XF-91)
Engines:                   1 x General Electric J47 axial-flow turbojet
    
                      
  4 x Reaction Motors XLR11 rocket engines    
Thrust:   
1 x 23 kN (1 x 5.200 lbf) dry thrust – GE
   
  1 x 30,6 kN (1 x 6.900 lbf) with afterburner and water injection – GE    

4 x 7 kN (4 x 1.500 lbf) – Reaction Motors                                    
                      
Armament: Guns: 4 x 20 mm (4 x 0.79 kN)
   
 
More info / sources:
Wikipedia
Airwar
Astronautix
Prototypes

 

 

Republic XF-91B Thunderceptor

    1949
 
Aircraft on photo: Republic XF-91B Thunderceptor                                                       Photo source: National Museum
 
Data for: XF-91B
 
Manufacturer:
Republic Aviation, USA Max speed:
1.812 km/h (1.126 mph)
Length:
Type:
interceptor
Range: 1.880 km
(1.170 mi)
Span:
Description:
XF-91 with radome and chin-mounted intake
Ferry range:
NA

Height:
First flight: 1949 Ceiling: 16.800 m (55.000 ft) Max weight:
Crew: 1 Rate of climb: 96,7 m/s (19.000 ft/min) 
Number built:
NA

9,52 m
(31 ft 3 in)
5,51 m
(18 ft 1 in)
12.840 kg  
(28.300 lb)
   2
(total XF-91)
Engines:              1 x General Electric J47 axial-flow turbojet
    
                      
  4 x Reaction Motors XLR11 rocket engines    
Thrust:   
1 x 23 kN (1 x 5.200 lbf) dry thrust – GE
   
  1 x 30,6 kN (1 x 6.900 lbf) with afterburner and water injection – GE    

4 x 7 kN (4 x 1.500 lbf) – Reaction Motors                                    
                      
Armament: Guns: 4 x 20 mm (4 x 0.79 kN)
   
More info / sources:
National Museum
456th FIS
Airwar
Joe Baugher
Aerofiles


 

Republic YF-84F Thunderstreak (YF-96A)

    1950
 
Aircraft on photo: Republic YF-84F Thundersteak                       Photo source: Flickr, San Diego Air & Space Museum
 
Data for: YF-84F
 
Manufacturer:
Republic Aviation, USA Max speed:
1.078 km/h (670 mph)  
Length:
Type:
fighter-bomber
Range: 2.900 km
(1.800 mi)
Span:
Description:
F-84G with swept wing & tail, F-84F prototype
Ferry range:
NA

Height:
First flight: 1950 Ceiling: 13.716 m (45.000 ft) Max weight:
Crew: 1 Rate of climb: NA
Number built:
13,08 m
(42 ft 11 in)
10,24 m
(33 ft 7 in)
4,37 m
(14 ft 4 in)
12.300 kg  
(27.120 lb)
   1

Engine:                1 x Allison J35 turbojet
  
More info / sources:
Thrust:   
1 x 23,1 kN (1 x 5.200 lbf)
  National Museum
Armament: designed for 4 x 12,7 mm (4 x 0.50 in) guns                                      
         American Combat Planes
                     
456th FIS
Airwar

 

 

Republic F-84F Thunderstreak

    1950
 
Aircraft on photo: Republic F-84F Thunderstreak             
 
Data for: F-84F
 
Manufacturer:
Republic Aviation, USA Max speed:
1.119 km/h (695 mph)
Length:
Type:
fighter-bomber
Range: 1.304 km
(810 mi)
Span:
Description:
F-84G swept wing and tail development
Ferry range:
NA

Height:
First flight: 1950 Ceiling: 14.000 m (46.000 ft) Max weight:
Crew: 1 Rate of climb: 42 m/s
(8.200 ft/min)   
Number built:
13,23 m
(43 ft 5 in)
10,25 m
(33 ft 7 in)
4,39 m
(14 ft 5 in)
12.701 kg  
(28.000 lb)
  2.713
(total F-84F)
Engine:                 1 x Wright J65 turbojet
    
                      
Thrust:   
1 x 32,2 kN (1 x 7.220 lbf)
   
Armament: Guns: 6 x 12,7 mm (6 x 0.50 in)                                                          
                      
  Bombs and rockets: 2.727 kg (6.000 lb)
   
More info / sources:
Wikipedia
National Museum
Aviastar

 

 

Republic YRF-84F Ficon

    1953
 
Aircraft on photo: Republic YRF-84F Ficon                                                                   Photo source: National Museum
 
Data for: YRF-84F
 
Manufacturer:
Republic Aviation, USA Max speed:
1.078 km/h (670 mph)
Length:
Type:
parasite fighter
Range: 2.900 km
(1.800 mi)
Span:
Description:
YF-96 modification to be carried under B-36 belly
Ferry range:
NA

Height:
First flight: 1953 Ceiling: 13.716 m (45.000 ft) 
Max weight:
Crew: 1 Rate of climb: NA
Number built:
13,08 m
(42 ft 11 in)
10,24 m
(33 ft 7 in)
4,37 m
(14 ft 4 in)
12.300 kg  
(27.120 lb)
   1

Engine:                1 x Allison J35 turbojet
    
More info / sources:
Thrust:   
1 x 23,1 kN (1 x 5.200 lbf)
  National Museum
Armament: Guns: 4 x 12,7 mm (4 x 0.50 in)                                              
                          Goleta Museum
456th FIS
Airwar
Wikipedia


 

Republic XF-84H Thunderscreech

    1955
 
Aircraft on photo: Republic XF-84H Thunderscreech                                                     Photo source: National Museum
 
Data for: XF-84H
 
Manufacturer:
Republic Aviation, USA Max speed:
837 km/h (520 mph)
Length:
Type:
experimental fighter
Range: 3.200 km
(2.000 mi)
Span:
Description:
powered by turbine engine mated to propeller
Ferry range:
NA

Height:
First flight: 1955 Ceiling: 14.600 m (47.900 ft) Max weight:
Crew: 1 Rate of climb: 25,3 m/s
(5.000 ft/min)  
Number built:
15,67 m
(51 ft 5 in)
10,18 m
(33 ft 5 in)
4,67 m
(15 ft 4 in)
12.293 kg  
(27.101 lb)
   2

Engine:                1 x Allison XT40 turboprop
    
More info / sources:
Power:   
1 x 4.365 kW (1 x 5.850 HP)
  Wikipedia
Armament: none                                                                    
                                            National Museum
                     
Military Factory
Airwar

 

 

Republic F-105 Thunderchief

    1955
 
Aircraft on photo: Republic F-105D Thunderchief                                                          Photo source: National Museum
 
Data for: F-105D
 
Manufacturer:
Republic Aviation, USA Max speed:
2.237 km/h (1.390 mph)
Length:
Type:
fighter-bomber
Range: 2.960 km
(1.840 mi)
Span:
Description:
USAF supersonic fighter from Vietnam War
Ferry range:
3.550 km
(2.210 mi)
Height:
First flight: 1955 Ceiling: 15.850 m (52.000 ft) Max weight:
Crew: 1 Rate of climb: 195 m/s
(38.500 ft/min)  
Number built:
19,58 m
(64 ft 3 in)
10,64 m
(34 ft 11 in)
5,99 m
(19 ft 8 in)
23.834 kg  
(52.546 lb)
    833
(total F-105)
Engine:               1 x Pratt & Whitney J75 turbojet
    
More info:    
Thrust:   
1 x 63,74 kN (1 x 14.300 lbf) dry thrust
  Wikipedia
  1 x 109 kN (1 x 24.500 lbf) with afterburner
  National Museum
Armament: Gun: 1 x 20 mm (1 x 0.79 in)                                                          
                       Aerospace Web
  Bombs: 6.350 kg (14.000 lb)
  Global Aircraft
  Hardpoints: 5 (4 under wings, 1 centerline)
  Global Security
Sources:
Rand McNally
Encyclopedia
of Military Aircraft,
Enzo Angelucci, 1990


 

Republic F-105F / G Thunderchief

    1963
 
Aircraft on photo: Republic F-105F Thunderchief                                                          Photo source: National Museum  
Data for: F-105F
 
Manufacturer:
Republic Aviation, USA Max speed:
2.230 km/h (1.386 mph)  
Length:
Type:
fighter-trainer
Range: 2.415 km
(1.500 mi)
Span:
Description:
fully combat capable trainer (F-105F) and
Ferry range:
3.330 km
(2.070 mi)
Height:
  Wild Weasel version (F-105G) Ceiling: 15.850 m (52.000 ft) Max weight:
First flight: 1963 Rate of climb: NA
Number built:
Crew: 2



20,42 m
(67 ft 0 in)
10,64 m
(34 ft 11 in)
6,15 m
(20 ft 2 in)
24.757 kg 
(54.580 lb)
143  (total
F-105 F&G)
   
Engine:                1 x Pratt & Whitney J75 turbojet
    
                      
Thrust:   
1 x 63,74 kN (1 x 14.300 lbf) dry thrust
   
  1 x 109 kN (1 x 24.500 lbf) with afterburner
   
  1 x 117,4 kN (1 x 26.400 lbf) with water injection
   
Armament: Gun: 1 x 20 mm (1 x 0.79 in)                                                          
                      
  Ordnance: 6.350 kg (14.000 lb)
   
More info / sources:
National Museum
National Museum
Joe Baugher
Aero Web
 

 


Republic XF-103 Thunderwarrior (mock up)

    1957
 
Aircraft on photo: Republic XF-103 Thundewarrior                                                        Photo source: National Museum  
   
Manufacturer:
Republic Aviation, USA Max speed:
Mach 5
Length:
Type:
interceptor
Combat range: 394 km
(245 mi)
Span:
Description:
high speed ramjet USSR bombers interceptor
Ferry range:
2.486 km
(1.545 mi)
Height:
Canceled: 1957 Ceiling: 24.390+ m
(80.000+ ft) Max weight:
Crew: 1 Rate of climb: 96,7 m/s
(19.000 ft/min)
Number built:
23,5 m
(77 ft 0 in)
10,5 m
(34 ft 5 in)
5,1 m
(16 ft 7 in)
19.443 kg  
(42.864 lb)
1 mock up

Engines:              1 x Wright XJ67 turbojet
    
                      
  1 x Wright XRJ55 ramjet    
Thrust:   
1 x 66,7 kN (1 x 15.000 lbf) turbojet
   
  1 x 83,6 kN (1 x 18.800 lbf) ramjet
   
Armament: Rockets: 36 x 70 mm (36 x 2.75 in)                                                   
                      
  Missiles: 6 x air-to-air Falcon missiles
   
 
More info / sources:
Wikipedia
National Museum
Fantastic Plastic
FAS


 

Republic – Fokker D-24 Alliance (mock up)

    1968
Republic Fokker D-24 Alliance  
Aircraft on photo: Republic-Fokker D-24 Alliance                                          Photo source: You Tube by ReelNostalgia
 
   
Manufacturer:
Republic Aviation, USA; Fokker, Netherlands Max speed:
Mach 2,4
Length:
Type: VTOL strike fighter Range: 4.830 km (3.000 mi)   
Span:
Description: joint Fokker and Republic project for a NATO V/STOL
Ferry range: NA 
Height:
  fighter with variable swept wing Ceiling: 21.335 m (70.000 ft) Max weight:
Canceled: 1968 Climb rate: NA   Number built:
Crew: 2  
   
NA

NA

NA

20.400 kg  
(44.975 lb)
1 mock up

More info / sources:
Engine:               1 × vectored-thrust Bristol Siddeley BS.100/3 with plenum chamber
        
 
  burning in the two forward swiveling nozzles   Source
Thrust:   
1 x 171,6 kN (1 x 38.580 lbf)    Air International, May 1975, p.252
Armament: Missiles: air-to-air                                                          
   
Dutch Aviation
Aerofiles
Key Publishing
UP Ship

 

 

Rockwell XFV-12

    1978
 
Aircraft on photo: Rockwell XFV-12A                                                                                   Photo source: flyinthesky.it  
   
Manufacturer:
Rockwell International, USA Max speed:
2.560 km/h (1.591 mph)  
Length:
Type:
VTOL fighter
Combat range: NA

Span:
Description:
supersonic US Navy fighter prototype
Ferry range:
NA

Height:
First flight: 1978 Ceiling: 11.887 m
(38.999 ft) Max weight:
Crew: 1 Rate of climb: NA
  Number built:
13,40 m
(43 ft 10 in)
8,69 m
(28 ft 6 in)
3,15 m
(10 ft 4 in)
11.000 kg  
(24.250 lb)
    1
 
Engine:                 1 x Pratt & Whitney F401 afterburning turbofan
    
                      
Thrust:   
1 x 133,4 kN (1 x 24.500 lbf) with afterburner    
Armament: Gun: 1 x 20 mm (1 x 0.79 in)                                                          
                      
  Missiles: 4  (2 Sparrow + 2 Sidewinder or 4 Sparrow)
   
  Hardpoints: 4
   
More info / sources:
Wikipedia
Military Factory
Global Security
Aviastar


 

Rockwell Sabrebat (mock up)

    1981
Rockwell  Sabrebat  
Aircraft on photo: Rockwell Sabrebat                                                                                 Photo source: Bilalbulut.net  
   
Manufacturer:
Rockwell International, USA Max speed:
NA        
Length:
Type:
experimental fighter
Combat range: NA

Span:
Description:
forward swept wings prototype and X-29 contender
Ferry range:
NA

Height:
Canceled: 1981 Ceiling: NA         

Max weight:
Crew: 1 Rate of climb: NA
  Number built:
NA
 
NA  
NA  
NA  
1 mock up
       
Engine:                NA
   
More info / sources:
Thrust:   
NA   Centennial of Flight
Armament: NA                                                                             
                           Strange Mechanism Museum
                     
Hi Tech Web
Boeing


 

Rockwell – MBB X-31

    1990
Rockwell MBB X-31  
Aircraft on photo: Rockwell-MBB X-31                                                                               Photo source: NASA, Dryden
 
   
Manufacturer:
Rockwell International, USA Max speed:
1.449 km/h (900 mph)
Length:
  Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm (MBB), Germany Range: NA   Span:
Type: experimental aircraft
Ferry range: NA   Height:
Description: built under Enhanced Fighter Maneuverability 
Ceiling: 12.200 m
(40.000 ft) Max weight:
  program and designed to test fighter thrust  Climb rate: 218 m/s
(43.000 ft/min)   
Number built:
  vectoring technology First flight: 1990   Crew:
13,21 m
(43 ft 4 in)
7,26 m
(23 ft 10 in)
4,44 m
(14 ft 7 in)
7.228 kg  
(15.935 lb)
2
 
1  
Engine:               1 × General Electric F404-GE-400 turbofan
    
                      
Thrust:   
1 x 71,2 kN (1 x 16.000 lbf) with afterburner    
Armament: none                                                         
                      
More info  / sources:
Wikipedia
  456 FIS
Aviastar
  Strange Mecha

 

 

Rockwell – MBB X-31 Quasi-Tailless

    1993
Rockwell MBB X-31 Quasi-Tailless  
Aircraft on photo: Rockwell-MBB X-31 Quasi-Tailless  
   
Manufacturer:
Rockwell International, USA Max speed:
1.358 km/h (844 mph)      
Length:
  Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm (MBB), Germany Range: NA   Span:
Type: experimental aircraft
Ferry range: NA   Height:
Description: X-31 modification without tail to reduce radar
Ceiling: 12.200 m
(40.000 ft) Max weight:
  signature of the plane Climb rate: NA   Number built:
First flight: 1993 Crew: 1    
13,21 m
(43 ft 4 in)
7,26 m
(23 ft 10 in)
NA

7.228 kg  
(15.935 lb)
1
 
More info / sources:
Engine:                1 × General Electric F404-GE-400 turbofan
    
                      
Thrust:   
1 x 71,2 kN (1 x 16.000 lbf) with afterburner    
Armament: none                                                         
                      
Strange Mecha
FAS
NASA

 

 

Ryan XF2R Dark Shark

    1946
 
Aircraft on photo: Ryan XF2R-1 Dark Shark                                                                                Photo source: airwar.ru  
   
Manufacturer:
Ryan Aeronautical Company, USA Max speed:
800 km/h (497 mph)
Length:
Type:
experimental fighter
Range: 2.300 km
(1.440 mi)
Span:
Description:
combined turboprop & turbojet propulsion
Ferry range:
NA

Height:
First flight: 1946 Ceiling: 11.900 m (39.100 ft) Max weight:
Crew: 1 Rate of climb: 24,64 m
(4.850 ft/min)  
Number built:
10,97 m
(36 ft 0 in)
12,80 m
(42 ft 0 in)
4,27 m
(14 ft 0 in)
4.990 kg  
(11.000 lb)
   1
 
Engines:               1 x General Electric T31 turboprop
    
                      
  1 x General Electric J31 turbojet    
Power:   
1 x 1.310 kW (1 x 1.760 HP)    
Thrust:    1 x 7,1 kN (1 x 1.600 lbf)                                                          
                      
Armament: Guns: 4 x 12,7 mm (4 x 0.50 in)
   
 
More info / sources:
Wikipedia
Aviastar
Airwar


 

USAF Wright – NASA Ames SHARC (test bed)

    1993
USAF-NASA Sharc MRF  
Aircraft on photo: USAF Wright – NASA Ames SHARC                                                                     Photo source: NASA  
   
Manufacturer:
USAF Wright Laboratory, USA Max speed:
NA         
Length:
  NASA Ames Research Center, USA Range: NA   Span:
Type: stealth fighter
Ferry range: NA   Height:
Description: 55% scale Subsonic High Alpha Research Concept (SHARC)  
Ceiling: NA
  Max weight:
  wind tunnel testbed model of an advanced low-observable  Climb rate: NA
  
Number built:
  fighter aircraft with clipped diamond wing Completed: 1990   Crew:
NA   

NA

NA

NA  

1  testbed model
 
1  
Engine:                1 × turbofan
    
                      
Thrust:   
NA    
Armament: none                                                         
                      
More info / sources:
Nxtbook
  Secret Projects
NASA   Abovetopsecret

 

 

Vought XF5U

    1945
 
Aircraft on photo: Vought XF5U "Flying Flapjack"                                           Photo source: tailhookdaily.typepad.com  
   
Manufacturer:
Chance Vought Aircraft Inc., USA Max speed:
765 km/h (475 mph)
Length:
Type:
experimental fighter
Range: 1.703 km
(1.064 mi)
Span:
Description:
disc shaped body fighter, ground tests
Ferry range:
NA

Height:
  with hops but no real flight was achieved Ceiling: 10.516 m (34.492 ft) Max weight:
First flight: 1945 Rate of climb: 15,2 m (3.000 ft/min)   
Number built:
Crew: 1



8,73 m
(28 ft 7 in)
9,91 m
(32 ft 6 in)
4,50 m
(14 ft 9 in)
8.533 kg  
(18.772 lb)
   2
 
   
Engines:             2 x Pratt & Whitney R-2000 radial engines
   
More info / sources:
Power:   
2 x 1.007 kW (2 x 1.350 HP)    
Armament: Guns: 6 x 12,7 mm (6 x 0.50 in) or 4 x 20 mm (4 x 0.79 in)            
                      

Bombs: 2 x 450 kg (2 x 1.000 lb)
   
Wikipedia
Aviastar
Unreal Aircraft
Pilot Friend

 

 

Vought F6U Pirate

    1946
 
Aircraft on photo: Vought XF6U-1 Pirate                                                                                         Photo source: USAF  
Data for: F6U-1
 
Manufacturer:
Chance Vought Aircraft Inc., USA Max speed:
959 km/h (596 mph)
Length:
Type:
carrier-based fighter aircraft
Range: 1.174 km
(730 mi)
Span:
Description:
first production afterburner installation in US
Ferry range:
1.880 km
(1.170 mi) Height:
First flight: 1946 Ceiling: 14.100 m (46.260 ft) Max weight:
Crew: 1 Rate of climb: 40,95 m/s
(8.060 ft/min)   
Number built:
11,46 m
(37 ft 7 in)
10,1 m
(33 ft 2 in)
3,93 m
(12 ft 11 in)
5.850 kg  
(12.900 lb)
  33
 
Engine:                1 x Westinghouse J34 turbojet
    

Thrust:   
1 x 14 kN (1 x 3.150 lbf) dry thrust   More info / sources:
  1 x 18,78 kN (1 x 4.224 lbf) with afterburner
  Wikipedia
Armament: Guns: 4 x 20 mm (4 x 0.79 in)                                                   
                         Aviastar
 
Vought Aicraft
Valka
Hrvatski vojnik


 

Vought XF7U-1 Cutlass

    1948
Chance Vought XF7U-1  
Aircraft on photo: Vought XF7U-1 Cutlass                                   
   
Manufacturer:
Chance Vought Aircraft Inc., USA Max speed:
964 km/h (600 mph)    
Length:
Type:
carrier-based fighter-bomber prototype
Range: 1.560 km
(970 mi)
Span:
Description:
Vought F7U-1 prototype featuring very long pitot
Ferry range:
NA

Height:
  tube and shorter rudder fins vs production versions
Ceiling: 11.400 m (37.400 ft) Max weight:
First flight: 1948 Climb rate: NA    
Number built:
Crew: 1



12,07 m
(39 ft 7 in)
11,6 m
(38 ft 1 in)
3,55 m
(11 ft 8 in)
10.800 kg   
(23.810 lb)
3 (XF7U-1)

   
Engines:              2 × Westinghouse XJ34-WE-32 turbojets                                                                 
More info / sources:
Thrust:   
NA Hrvatski vojnik
Armament: Guns: 4 x 20 mm (4 x 0.79 in)                                                   
Vought Aircraft
 
Logbook Magazine
Million Monkey Theater

 

 

Vought F7U-1 Cutlass

    1950
 
Aircraft on photo: Vought F7U-1 Cutlass                                                                 Photo source: Flickr, Phlairline.com
 
Data for: F7U-1
 
Manufacturer:
Chance Vought Aircraft Inc., USA Max speed:
1.070 km/h (665 mph)
Length:
Type:
carrier-based fighter-bomber
Combat range: 966 km
(600 mi)
Span:
Description:
semi-tailless design based on data and plans
Ferry range:
1.570 km
(975 mi) Height:

captured from Arado at the end of WWII Ceiling: 11.580 m (38.000 ft) Max weight:
First flight: 1950 (F7U-1)
Rate of climb: 57,3 m/s
(11.280 ft/min) 
Number built:
Crew: 1        
11,87 m
(38 ft 11 in)
11,78 m
(38 ft 8 in)
4,3 m
(14 ft 1 in)
10.890 kg  
(24.000 lb)
   320
(total F7U)
   14 (F7U-1)
Engines:              2 x Westinghouse J34-WE-32turbojets
     
More info / sources:
Thrust:   
2 x 15 kN (2 x 3.600 lb) dry thrust   American Combat Planes
  2 x 18,68 kN (2 x 4.200 lbf) with afterburbner                                                      American Military History
Armament: Guns: 4 x 20 mm (4 x 0.79 in)   Wikipedia
Vought Aicraft
Hrvatski vojnik
Tripod
High Gallery

 

 

Vought F7U-3 Cutlass "bulb nose"

    1951
Vought F7U-3 Cutlass bulp nose  
Aircraft on photo: Vought F7U-3 Cutlass bulb nose                                                            Photo source: Lemil.blog.hu  
Data for: F7U-3 early (bulb nose)
 
Manufacturer:
Chance Vought Aircraft Inc., USA Max speed:
1.080 km/h (670 mph)     
Length:
Type:
naval multirole fighter
Range: NA

Span:
Description:
F7U version with cockpit raised to provide better
Ferry range:
NA

Height:
  visibility and with nonafterburbing Allison engines
Ceiling: NA   Max weight:
First flight: 1951 (F7U-3 bulb nose)
Climb rate: NA    
Number built:
Crew: 1



13,7 m
(44 ft 11 in)
11,9 m
(39 ft 5 in)
4,35 m
(14 ft 3 in)
NA 

16 (XF7U-3
 bulb nose)
   
Engines:              2 × Allison J35-A-29 nonafterburning turbojets
     
Thrust:   
2 x 24,9 kN (2 x 5.600 lbf)  
Armament: Guns: 4 x 20 mm (4 x 0.79 in)                                                  
  Hardpoints: 3 (1 x under belly, 2 x under wings)  
More info / sources:
Hrvatski vojnik
Wikipedia
Wikipedia

 

 

Vought F7U-3 Cutlass "steep nose"

    1953
 
Aircraft on photo: Vought F7U-3M Cutlass                                                                  Photo source: Flickr, David Rider
 
Data for: F7U-3M
 
Manufacturer:
Chance Vought Aircraft Inc., USA Max speed:
1.120 km/h (696 mph)
Length:
Type:
naval multirole fighter aircraft
Combat range: 1.060 km
(660 mi)
Span:
Description:
F7U-3 with afterburning engines, steep nose 
Ferry range:
2.250 km
(1.400 mi) Height:

and even more bulbous canopy to further
Ceiling: 12.000 m (40.000 ft) Max weight:
  increase visibility
Rate of climb: 67 m/s
(13.000 ft/min)
Number built:
First flight: 1953 (F7U-3 steep nose) Crew: 1    
13,49 m
(44 ft 3 in)
11,79 m
(38 ft 8 in)
4,27 m
(14 ft 0 in)
14.353 kg 
(31.642 lb)
193 (F7U-3)  
 
98 (F7U-3M)  
Engines:              2 x Westinghouse J46-WE-8B turbojets
                                
 
Thrust:    2 x 20,46 kN (2 x 4.600 lbf) dry thrust More info:
 

2 x 26,7 kN (2 x 6.000 lbf) with afterburner Wikipedia               Hrvatski vojnik
Armament: Guns: 4 x 20 mm (4 x 0.79 in)                                                  
Vought Aircraft Airwar
  Hardpoints: 4 (air-to-air missiles) Vought Aircraft Aviastar
  Hardpoints capacity: 2.500 kg (5.500 lb)    
 
Sources:
Rand McNally
Encyclopedia
of Military Aircraft,
Enzo Angelucci, 1990

 

 

Vought F7U-3 Cutlass experimental

    1953
Vought F7U-3 experimental  
Aircraft on photo: Vought F7U-3 Cutlass experimental                                                               Photo source: Airwar.ru  
   
Manufacturer:
Chance Vought Aircraft Inc., USA Max speed:
NA    
Length:
Type:
experimental fighter
Range: NA

Span:
Description:
Cutlass modification with vertical fins above and
Ferry range:
NA

Height:
  below the nose
Ceiling: 12.000 m
(40.000 ft)     
Max weight:
First flight: 1953 (F7U-3 steep nose)
Climb rate: NA    
Number built:
Crew: 1



13,49 m
(44 ft 3 in)
11,79 m
(38 ft 8 in)
4,27 m
(14 ft 0 in)
14.353 kg  
(31.642 lb)
1  
 
More info  / sources:
Engines:               2 × Westinghouse J46 turbojets
    
Thrust:    NA  
Armament: NA                                                  
 
Airwar
Military Photos
Wikipedia

 

 

Vought F-8 Crusader

    1955
 
Aircraft on photo: Vought F-8L Crusader                                                         
 
Data for: F-8E
 
Manufacturer:
Chance Vought Aircraft Inc., USA Max speed:
1.975 km/h (1.225 mph)
Length:
Type:
carrier-based air superiority fighter aircraft
Combat range: 730 km
(450 mi)
Span:
Description:
last US fighter with guns as primary weapon
Ferry range:
2.795 km
(1.735 mi) Height:
First flight: 1955 Ceiling: 17.700 m (58.000 ft) Max weight:
Crew: 1 Rate of climb: 162,3 m/s
(31.950 ft/min)
Number built:
16,53 m
(54 ft 3 in)
10,87 m
(35 ft 8 in)
4,80 m
(15 ft 9 in)
15.422 kg  
(34.000 lb)
   1.261
(total F-8)
Engine:              1 x Pratt & Whitney J57 turbojet
    
More info / sources:
Thrust:   
1 x 47,6 kN (1 x 10.700 lbf) dry thrust
   
  1 x 80,1 kN (1 x 18.000 lbf) with afterburner
   
Armament: Guns: 4 x 20 mm (4 x 0.79 in)                                                          
                     
  Hardpoints: 4 (2 on fuselage side + 2 under wings)
   
  Hardpoints capacity: 2.272 kg (5.000 lb)
   
Wikipedia
Military Factory
Hrvatski vojnik
Aviation Trivia
Vought Aircraft
Airwar

 

 

Vought TF-8 Crusader

    1962
 
Aircraft on photo: Vought TF-8A Cutlass                                                          Photo source: forum.keypublishing.co.uk  
Data for: TF-8A
 
Manufacturer:
Chance Vought Aircraft Inc., USA Max speed:
2.128 km/h (1.322 mph)
Length:
Type:
fighter-trainer aircraft
Combat range: 2.294 km
(1.425 mi)
Span:
Description:
F-8 two seat trainer version based on F-8E
Ferry range:
NA

Height:
First flight: 1962 Ceiling: 15.956 m (52.350 ft) Max weight:
Crew: 2 Rate of climb: 138,2 m/s
(27.200 ft/min)  
Number built:
17,14 m
(56 ft 3 in)
10,87 m
(35 ft 8 in)
4,80 m
(15 ft 9 in)
15.464 kg  
(34.100 lb)
   1

Engine:              1 x Pratt & Whitney J57 turbojet
  
More info / sources:
Thrust:   
1 x 47,6 kN (1 x 10.700 lbf) dry thrust
   
  1 x 80,1 kN (1 x 18.000 lbf) with afterburner
   
Armament: Guns: 2 x 20 mm (2 x 0.79 in)                                                          
                   
  Hardpoints: 4 (2 on fuselage side + 2 under wings)
   
Wikipedia
Aero Web
Joe Baugher
Vought Aircraft
Aviation-fr

 

 

Vought XF8U-3 Crusader III

    1958
 
Aircraft on photo: Vought XF8U-3 Crusader III                                                                      Photo source: Ginter Books
 
Data for: XF8U-3  
Manufacturer:
Chance Vought Aircraft Inc., USA Max speed:
2.345 km/h (1.457 mph)
Length:
Type:
prototype fighter aircraft
Range: 1.040 km
(645 mi)
Span:
Description:
larger & better performing F-8 development
Ferry range:
3.290 km
(2.045 mi) Height:
First flight: 1958 Ceiling: 18.300 m (60.000 ft) Max weight:
Crew: 1 Rate of climb: 165 m/s
(32.500 ft/min) 
Number built:
17,88 m
(58 ft 8 in)
12,16 m
(39 ft 11 in)
4,98 m
(16 ft 4 in)
17.590 kg  
(38.770 lb)
    5
 
Engine:               1 x Pratt & Whitney J75 turbojet
    
                      
Thrust:   
1 x 73,4 kN (1 x 16.500 lbf) dry thrust
   
  1 x 131,2 kN (1 x 29.500 lbf) with afterburner
   
Armament: Guns: 4 x 20 mm (4 x 0.79 in)                                                          
                      
  Missiles: 3 x Sparrow, 4 x Sidewinder
   
More info / sources:
Wikipedia
Global Security
Joe Baugher
Vought Aircraft

 

 

LTV F-8 Crusader SCW

    1971
 
Aircraft on photo: LTV F-8A Crusader SCW                 
 
Data for: F-8A SCW
 
Manufacturer:
LTV Aerospace (Ling-Temco-Vought), USA
Max speed:
NA         
Length:
Type:
technology demonstrator
Combat range: NA

Span:
Description:
Supercritical Wing project testbed
Ferry range:
NA

Height:
First flight: 1971 Ceiling: NA
Max weight:
Crew: 1 Rate of climb: NA    

Number built:
16,61 m
(54 ft 6 in)
13,13 m
(43 ft 1 in)
4,80 m
(15 ft 9 in)
NA           

   1

Engine:              
1 x Pratt & Whitney J57 turbojet

More info / sources
Thrust:   
1 x 44,4 kN (1 x 10.000 lbf) dry thrust
   
  1 x 72 kN (1 x 16.200 lbf) with afterburner
   
Armament: none                                                                      
                         
Wikipedia
NASA
Joe Baugher
Gator


 

Vought V-507 (mock up)

    1968
Vought V-507  
Aircraft on photo: Vought V-507                                                                                               Photo source: SG Forum
 
Dimensions data for: Vought V-505
 
Manufacturer:
LTV Aerospace, USA Max speed:
Mach 2,2        
Length:
Type:
naval fighter
Range: NA

Span (spread):
Description:
Vought swing wing contender for the VFX program
Ferry range:
NA

Span (swept):
  which was later won by F-14 Tomcat
Ceiling: NA
   
Height:
Canceled: 1968
Climb rate: NA    
Max weight:
Crew: 2


Number built:
18,29 m
(60 ft 0 in)
18,82 m
(61 ft 9 in)
8,38 m
(27 ft 6 in)
NA

NA           

1 mock up

Engines:                2 × Pratt & Whitney TF30-P-412 turbofans
                     
More info / sources:
Thrust:   
2 x 48 kN (2 x 10,750 lbf) dry thrust
   
  2 x 82 kN (2 x 18,500 lbf) with afterburner
   
Armament: Gun: 1 x 20 mm (1 x 0.79 in)                                                          
                      
  Missiles: 6 x Sparrow/Phoenix + 4 x Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
   
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