Douglas F4D-1 / F-6A Skyray  9781734972771

Douglas F4D-1 / F-6A Skyray

Product code 9781734972771

Douglas

€ 50.41

Series Naval Fighters Number 113

Publisher/Brand Ginter

Author Nick Williams

Format a4

No. Pages 256

Version Soft cover

Language English

Category Aviation Books

Subcategory US Jet Aircraft

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Product description

The radical tailless F4D Skyray built by Douglas in the early 1950s was the product of flying wing research work originally done by Jack Northrop and Germany's Alexander Lippisch of Me-163 fame. Since no horizontal tail was present, longitudinal and lateral control was maintained by trailing edge "elevons" that functioned as both elevators when used together, and as ailerons when used opposite one another. These were supplemented with a set of wing root "trimmers".†
This carrier fighter interceptor was originally scheduled to be powered by the J40 which proved inadequate and thus entered the Fleet with the J57 instead. The F4D Skyray set World 3Km and 100Km speed records and Time-to-Climb records. As an intercepter it was armed with four 20mm wing mounted canons supplemented with rocket pods and later Sidewinder missiles. It was operated for about 10-years until 1964 by 29 Navy squadrons and testing units and 11 Marine squadrons and units.†
256-pages, over 600 b&w photos and drawings, 23-pages of color (86-color photos).



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