/ Lockheed F-94 Starfire
Lockheed F-94 Starfire
Length: 44 ft 6 in (13.56 m)
Wingspan: 42 ft 5 in (12.93 m)
Height: 14 ft 11 in (4.55 m)
Wing area: 232.8 sq ft (21.63 m2)
Empty weight: 12,708 lb (5,764 kg)
Gross weight: 18,300 lb (8,301 kg)
Max takeoff weight: 24,184 lb (10,970 kg)
Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney J48-P-5 centrifugal-flow turbojet engine, 6,350 lbf (28.2 kN) thrust dry, 8,750 lbf (38.9 kN) with afterburner
Maximum speed: 640 mph (1,030 km/h, 560 kn)
Maximum speed: Mach 0.84
Range: 805 mi (1,296 km, 700 nmi)
Ferry range: 1,275 mi (2,052 km, 1,108 nmi)
Service ceiling: 51,400 ft (15,700 m)
Rate of climb: 7,980 ft/min (40.5 m/s)
Wing loading: 78.6 lb/sq ft (384 kg/m2)
Rockets: 24 or 48 × 2.75 in (70 mm) Mk 4/Mk 40 Folding-Fin Aerial Rockets
The Lockheed F-94 Starfire was a first-generation jet aircraft of the United States Air Force.
It was developed from the twin-seat Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star in the late 1940s as an all-weather, day/night interceptor.
The aircraft reached operational service in May 1950 with Air Defence Command, replacing the piston-engined North American F-82 Twin Mustang in the all-weather interceptor role.
TF-80Cs converted into YF-94 prototypes, two built.
Initial production version, 109 built.
One F-94A modified on the production line with new flight director, modified hydraulic systems, and two enlarged wingtip tanks.
Production model based on YF-94B, 355 built.
F-94Bs modified with Pratt and Whitney J48 engine, leading edge rocket pods, and swept tailplane, originally designated YF-97A, two modified.
Production version of the YF-94C with longer nose, gun armament replaced with nose mounted rockets, and provision for under fuselage JATO rockets, originally designated F-97A, 387 built.
Test aircraft for proposed reconnaissance variant
Prototype single-seat close support fighter version based on the F-94C, one partly built but construction was abandoned when program was cancelled.
Production version of the YF-94D, 112 on order cancelled, none built.
Original designation of the YF-94C.
Original designation of the F-94C.
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