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North American F-107
The North American F-107 is North American Aviation’s entry in a United States Air Force tactical fighter-bomber design competition of the 1950s.
The F-107 was based on the F-100 Super Sabre, but included many innovations and radical design features, notably the over-fuselage air intakes.
The competition was eventually won by the Republic F-105 Thunderchief, and most of the F-107 prototypes ended their lives as test aircraft.
North American design or charge number.
Original military designation for the NA-212, not used
Military designation for nine prototype NA-212s ordered, only three built.
61 ft 10 in (18.85 m)
36 ft 7 in (11.15 m)
19 ft 8 in (5.89 m)
376 sq ft (35 m2)
22,696 lb (10,295 kg)
39,755 lb (18,033 kg)
Max take-off weight
41,537 lb (18,841 kg)
1 × Pratt & Whitney YJ75-P-9 turbojet, 24,500 lbf (109 kN) thrust
1,295 mph (2,084 km/h, 1,125 kn)
2,428 mi (3,885 km, 2,109 nmi)
53,200 ft (16,220 m)
Rate of climb
39,900 ft/min (203 m/s)
106 lb/sq ft (516 kg/m2)
4 x 20mm Pontiac M39 cannon
1x 20mm, 6 barrel M61 Vulcan auto cannon
10,000 lb (4,500 kg) on 5 hard points;
2 under each wing,
1 semi-recessed ordnance station under fuselage centreline.
Wide variety of ordnance, including tactical nuclear weapons.
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