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North American F-107A

Description
  Manufacturer:North American
  Base model:F-107
  Designation:F-107
  Version:A
  Designation System:U.S. Air Force
  Designation Period:1948-Present
  Basic role:Fighter
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Specifications
  Length: 60' 10" 18.5 m
  Height:19' 8" 5.9 m
  Wingspan: 36' 7" 11.1 m
  Gross Weight: 41,535 lb 18,837 kg
  Max Weight: 41,537 lb 18,837 kg

Propulsion
  No. of Engines: 1
  Powerplant: Pratt & Whitney J57
  Thrust (each):23,500 lb10,657 kg

Performance
  Range: 1,570 miles 2,528 km
  Cruise Speed: 600 mph 966 km/h 522 kt
  Ceiling: 48,000 ft 14,630 m

Examples of this type may be found at
MuseumCityState
Pima Air & Space MuseumTucsonArizona
United States Air Force MuseumWright-PattersonOhio

F-107A on display

Pima Air & Space Museum

United States Air Force Museum
   


 

Recent comments by our visitors
 D Lathrop
 , WA
When I was assigned to USAF Orientation Group I think 1971 or 1972, One mission was to go and transport by truck an F107 from LA airport to Norton AFB in California. It was my understanding it was the last F107.
04/05/2012 @ 12:33 [ref: 54954]
 Diane Lindley
 Los Angeles, CA
Greetings to the old fliers on this site. My Dad, Cooper Lindley, worked on the F107 flight test, and he was also sad to see it go. Thanks to all who still remember and appreciate all the work, and thanks to you who did it!

I enjoy reading about these great old planes and the stories about developing them.
06/11/2008 @ 11:22 [ref: 21407]
 Ron Schwarzkopf
 Fort Worth, TX
Its great to hear of people that worked on this aircraft years ago! Late last year, I finished and flew a scratch built RC F-107A model, built at 1/7.5 scale. It is turbine powered, and includes the all-moving vertical fin and spoiler-slot-deflectors for roll control. Also of much use was the Ginter Publications book on the airplane, written by Bill Simone.
02/01/2008 @ 11:07 [ref: 19501]
 John Wiley
 , GA
I would like to be contacted by Mr. Nimwegen and Mr. Hall about an article I am working on about the -107. You gentlemen will be happy to know the USAF Museum airframe appears in very good preservation.
01/13/2008 @ 08:25 [ref: 19275]
 Philip Van Nimwegen
 Tucson, AZ
I worked for North American Aviation from June 1952 to March 1954,when I enlisted in the USAF. At NAA, I was assigned to the Air Loads group,working on the F-100. In the Air Force,however,one of my assignments was AF Project Engineer for the F-107 Seat Ejection Test Program at the High Speed Track at Edwards Air Force Base. Mr Pache (ref 2985), has not to worry,the ejection seat and dummy cleared the intake at supersonic speed with no problems. I am sending photo of the rocket sled. Four airframes were built:you have one; Wright Patterson has one;one crashed;and I had the fourth at Edwards
06/09/2007 @ 12:59 [ref: 16789]
 Frank Hall
 Greenville, SC
I worked for North American Aviation at LAX from June 1954 to Sept 1957. I was the MCR coordinator for the F-86 A, E, F, D, and K, F-107, B-70, and X-15. I loved the F-107. It was a truly great airplane, and I was very sad when we learned that the Air Force was buying the inferior F-105.
03/04/2005 @ 09:54 [ref: 9608]
 Irving Boehm
 Columbia, MD
I worked for North American Aviation at the Los Angeles International Airport plant from Sept 1952 to late 1954 in the Thermodynamics section. I was one of the engineers assigned to the design of the F-107A high performance variable area, variable geometry inlet. I also was responsible for calculating the engine performance as installed in this inlet configuration. I have many fond memories of those days working on the design of this aircraft.
04/06/2002 @ 21:03 [ref: 4677]
 Anthony John Pache, Jr (To
 SHARPSVILLE, PA
i last saw the NORTH AMERICAN YF107A in 1989 when i got pics of me standing beside her . i miss seeing my little baby jet! last time she was inside a hanger on lower end of museum. shes always been my all time favorite. wish i could have flown her! sure wish more pics and info/book was available on this beautiful jet. take a good look at her!!!!!!!!!! she was and is "still" ahead of her time in looks, features and speed(14oomph}. that was 1956! think she looks better than todays fighters and was as good as Republic F-105 that beat her out. The f-105 just got lucky that day! lol! only one drawback to the YF107A: wouldnt wanted to have ejected in flight; unless engine was cut off!!!!!!!! air intakes! but thats what attracted me to her in the first place! those on top air intakes to engines. Tony P
08/21/2001 @ 20:26 [ref: 2985]
 Anthony John Pache, Jr (To
 SHARPSVILLE, PA
i last saw
08/21/2001 @ 20:19 [ref: 2984]
 Paul D. Harvey
 Clinton, UT
Information on the North American F-107A is listed w/photo
at www.wpafb.af.mil/museum/annex/an6.htm. The photo of the
aircraft is a nice sleek design and the information listed
is pretty much all there is about the aircraft.
07/27/2000 @ 10:52 [ref: 505]

 
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