Republiek XF-91 Thunderceptor

Republic XF-91

LandUsa
RolePrototype interceptor aircraft
Eerste vlucht9 May 1949
Gebouwd2

De Republiek XF-91 Thunderceptor (originally designated XP-91) is a mixed-propulsion prototype interceptor aircraft, developed by Republic Aviation. The aircraft would use a jet engine for most flight, and a cluster of four small rocket engines for added thrust during climb and interception. The design was largely obsolete by the time it was completed due to the rapidly increasing performance of contemporary jet engines, and only two prototypes were built. One of these was the first American fighter to exceed Mach 1 in level flight.

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Republic XF-91
FotografenJohn Heck, Vladimir Yakubov
LokalisatieNational Air & Space Museum, Washington DC
Foto 's99
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