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XF-108 Rapier
The F-108 (NA-257) Rapier entered the design stage as a Mach 3 interceptor, but was never produced. The F-108 was the escort fighter for the XB-70 Valkyrie bomber, also deigned by North American.
North American F-108 Rapier Mock-up and Illustrations
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North American F-108 Rapier Mock-up and Illustrations
The F-108 had a large cranked delta wing and a tall all-moving vertical tailfin. Designated the F-108,...
North American F-108 Rapier Mock-up
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North American F-108 Rapier Mock-up
The F-108 had a large cranked delta wing and a tall all-moving vertical tailfin. Designated the F-108,...
North American Aviation XF-108 Rapier Mock-up
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North American Aviation XF-108 Rapier Mock-up
The three YF-107As provided valuable data for advanced flight research. They were followed by the F-108...
Mock-up of XF-108 Rapier Nose Section
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Mock-up of XF-108 Rapier Nose Section
Designated the F-108, a full-scale mockup was completed and on January 20, 1959, presented to the Air...
North American F-108 Rapier Aircrew Escape System
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North American F-108 Rapier Aircrew Escape System
NAA considered the F-108 a significant technological leap. NAA's fighter legacy would come to an end...
F-108 Rapier Conceptual Design Cutaway
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F-108 Rapier Conceptual Design Cutaway
The F-108 (NA-257) Rapier entered the design stage as a Mach 3 interceptor, but was never produced. The...
Three View of North American F-108 Rapier
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Three View of North American F-108 Rapier
The F-108 had a large cranked delta wing and a tall all-moving vertical tailfin.
Artist's Concept of F-108 Rapier
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Artist's Concept of F-108 Rapier
The Rapier was designed to cruise at Mach 3 and fly at altitudes in excess of 100,000 feet.
North American F-108 Rapiers in Formation
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North American F-108 Rapiers in Formation
The F-108 had a large cranked delta wing and a tall all-moving vertical tailfin. The Rapier was designed...
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