Aircraft Photo of 46-680 | Republic XF-91 Thunderceptor | USA - Air Force | #2062
Registration / Serial:46-680
Aircraft Original Type:Republic F-91 Thunderceptor
Aircraft Generic Type:Republic F-91 Thunderceptor
Aircraft Version:Republic XF-91 Thunderceptor
C/n (msn):[ 46-680 ]
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFBMap
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KDWF   IATA: -   Local: DWF   Other: -
Collection:United States Air Force Museum
Photo Date:August 1973
Photo by:Richard Vandervord
Photo ID: 2062
Photo Comment

While developing the XP-84, Republic looked at installing rockets in fighters, inspired by late wartime German research. However the resulting XP-91 was quickly obsolete thanks to the rapidly increasing performance of newer jet engines and only two prototypes were built, although one was the first US fighter to exceed Mach 1 in level flight. An unusual feature was the wing planform, markedly tapered outwards from the fuselage to a wide chord at the wingtips to combat stall problems with early swept-wing designs

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