North American XF-108 Rapier

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XF-108 Rapier
Umetniška slika dveh F-108
Vloga Prestreznik
Proizvajalec/-ci North American Aviation
Status Preklican (1959)
Število izdelanih Samo model
Cena programa $141,9 milijonov

North American XF-108 Rapier je bil koncept visokohitrostnega in visokovišinskega prestreznika z dolgim doletom. XF-108 naj bi letel s hitrostjo Mach 3 in bi imel bojni radij 1900 km brez dotakanja goriva. Glavni namen bi bil obramba pred sovjetskimi bombniki.

Projekt se prekinili preden so zgradili leteči prototip.

Specifikacije(XF-108)[uredi | uredi kodo]

Ortografska projekcija North American XF-108 Rapier

Podatki iz National Museum of the United States Air Force[1]

Splošne karakteristike

Zmogljivost

Oborožitev

  • Strelno orožje: 4 x 20 mm topovi
  • Izstrelki: 3 × Hughes GAR-9A raketa zrak-zrak v rotirajočem notranjem noslcu
  • Bombe: 4000 lbs

Glej tudi[uredi | uredi kodo]

Sklici[uredi | uredi kodo]

  1. ^ "Fact Sheet: North American F-108A Rapier." National Museum of the United States Air Force. Retrieved: 31 July 2009.

Bibliografija[uredi | uredi kodo]

  • Buttler, Tony (2007). American Secret Projects, Fighters & Interceptors 1945–1978. Hinckley, UK: Midland Publishing. ISBN 1-85780-264-0. 
  • Dorr, Robert F.; Lake, Jon (1990). Fighters of the United States Air Force. London: Temple Press. ISBN 0-600-55094-X. 
  • Goodspeed, M. Hill (2000). North American Rockwell A3J (A-5) Vigilante. Wings of Fame 19. London: Aerospace Publishing. ISBN 1-86184-049-7. 
  • Jenkins, Dennis R.; Landis, Tony R. (2008). Experimental & Prototype U.S. Air Force Jet Fighters. North Branch, Minnesota: Specialty Press. ISBN 978-1-58007-111-6. 
  • Jenkins, Dennis R.; Landis, Tony R. (September 2004). "F-108 Rapier The Elusive Mach 3 Interceptor". Airpower (Granada Hills, California: Sentry Books) 34 (9). ISSN 1067-1048. 
  • Knaack, Marcelle Size (1978). "Post-World War II Fighters 1945–1973". Encyclopedia of US Air Force Aircraft and Missile Systems 1. Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-912799-59-5. 
  • Pace, Steve (November 1986). "Supersonic Cavaliers". Airpower (Granada Hills, California: Sentry Books) 16 (6). ISSN 1067-1048. 
  • Pace, Steve (1991). X-Fighters: USAF Experimental and Prototype Fighters, XP-59 to YF-23. St. Paul, Minnesota: Motorbooks International. ISBN 0-87938-540-5. 

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