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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YF-96A from above shows shape of swept wings and tail to advantage. Also, of particular interest is the V-shaped windscreen and fuselage fairing added in place of the flat Thunderjet windscreen, and the bubble canopy sans bracing tapes as then fitted to the E-models. In my opinion, this aircraft is the most attractive of all the Thunderjet series and derivatives. Bruce Craig.


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