North American YF-93

The North American YF-93 was an American fighter development of the F-86 Sabre that emerged as a radically different variant that received its own designation.

Two were built and flown before the project was eventually cancelled.

Variants

F-86C

Original designation for a re-engine variant of the F-86A, two built.

YF-93A

Two prototype F-86Cs redesignated,

F-93A

Production variant, order for 118 cancelled.

Specifications

Crew

1

Length

44 ft 1 in (13.44 m)

Wingspan

38 ft 9 in (11.81 m)

Height

15 ft 8 in (4.78 m)

Wing area

306 sq ft (28.4 m2)

Empty weight

14,035 lb (6,366 kg)

Gross weight

21,610 lb (9,802 kg)

Max take-off weight

26,516 lb (12,027 kg)

Powerplant

1 × Pratt & Whitney J48-P-6 turbojet, 6,000 lbf (27 kN) thrust dry, 8,750 lbf (38.9 kN) with afterburner

Performance

Maximum speed

708 mph (1,139 km/h, 615 kn) at sea level, 622 mph (1,001 km/h; 541 kn) at 35,000 ft (11,000 m)

Cruise speed

534 mph (859 km/h, 464 kn)

Range

1,967 mi (3,166 km, 1,709 nmi)

Service ceiling

46,800 ft (14,300 m)

Rate of climb

11,960 ft/min (60.8 m/s)

Armament

Guns

6× 20mm M24 cannon (proposed, not fitted to the prototypes).

 

 

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