YF-96A Thunderstreak 1st Prototype


YF-96A -- SN 49-2430
Photo: Republic Archives in Cradle of Aviation Museum via E. J. Boss

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The YF-96A was constructed from an F-84E taken from the production line and modified with swept wings and tail. About 60% of the aircraft was common with the E-model. The main gear on this aircraft was essentially similar to that used on production F- and RF-84Fs. Notice the flight line of Thunderjets in the background. Bruce Craig.


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