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Lockheed XF90 Penetration Fighter (Ginter 9780999388471)

Lockheed XF90 Penetration Fighter  9780999388471
Lockheed XF90 Penetration Fighter (Ginter 9780999388471)
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Category:Aviation Books
Subcategory:US Jet Aircraft
ISBN/Box:9780999388471
Series:Air Force Legend Nr 222
Publisher/Brand:Ginter
Author:William Simone
Format:a4
No. Pages:64
Version:Soft cover
Language:English
Availability:In stock

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Category Aviation Books, Subcategory US Jet Aircraft, ISBN/Box 9780999388471, Series Air Force Legend Nr 222, Publisher/Brand Ginter, Author William Simone, Format a4, No. Pages 64, Version Soft cover, Language English

Created by the famous Lockheed "Skunks Works" and highly publicized at the start of the 1950s, the futuristic XF-90 seemed to epitomize what a supersonic fighter ought to look like. I was one of the first Air Force jets to be equipped with afterburners and the first Lockheed aircraft to exceed the speed of sound. Its handsome good looks captured the public's imagination. Even the creators of the popular Blackhawk comic book series adopted the XF-90 as its hero's jet fighter of choice. The text covers the design criteria of the 1945 penetration fighter request-for-proposal and the 8 companies that submitted proposals. Lockheed made over 60 design studies for the XF-90 which included delta wings, V-tails, forward swept wings, variable sweep wings, and Navy proposals, many of which are discussed in the book. The text goes on to describe its development and testing and flight testing at Muroc/Edwards AFB by Tony LeVeir, Lockeed's chief test pilot. Also included is an extensive history (14-pages) of the second XF-90's involvement in the nuclear testing at the Nevada Test Site and its subsequent retrieval. Additionally, 2-pages are devoted to Blackhawks and 9-pages to XF-90 models.

168-pages, including 21-pages of color. 212 B&W photos, 68 color photos, and 90 illustrations.



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