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Re: Republic XF-103 Interceptor
« Reply #151 on: March 22, 2017, 09:17:57 pm »
This cutaway shows round shape exhaust nozzle. But I can't find wing tilt mechanism.
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=4304.0;attach=101983;image

And 1957 round shape exhaust nozzle design. (XF-103 was cancelled in 1957).
http://www.alternatewars.com/SAC/XF-103_Thunderwarrior_SAC_-_1_July_1957.pdf

1954 square shape exhaust nozzle design.
http://www.alternatewars.com/SAC/XF-103_Thunderwarrior_SAC_-_5_January_1954.pdf

Wind tunnel test model with round shape exhaust nozzle.(Now I believe this is the final shape of XF-103. Ventral fin is little complicated shape compared with following super drawing by Jozef-san. Wing tip aileron up?)
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=4304.0;attach=576570;image

http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=4304.0;attach=557420;image
Jozef-san! How do you think about wing tip aileron and wing tilt mechanism? Or anyone knows about this? Any official document exist?

And video.
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Re: Republic XF-103 Interceptor
« Reply #152 on: March 24, 2017, 07:50:07 pm »
Hi!
Wikipedia description for XF-103 variable incidence wing is mistake?

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Re: Republic XF-103 Interceptor
« Reply #153 on: March 26, 2017, 05:52:15 pm »
Hi!
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Re: Republic XF-103 Interceptor
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Re: Republic XF-103 Interceptor
« Reply #156 on: March 28, 2017, 02:43:26 am »
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Re: Republic XF-103 Interceptor
« Reply #158 on: April 21, 2017, 04:53:33 am »
Hi!
XF-103 design in 1954 had no ventral fin.
As a design of this airplane was developed, the area of the vertical tail stabilizer was enlarged one after another.
http://www.alternatewars.com/SAC/XF-103_Thunderwarrior_CS_-_5_January_1954.pdf
https://media.defense.gov/2007/Aug/15/2000547129/-1/-1/0/060728-F-1234S-076.JPG
https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20090023318.pdf
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Re: Republic XF-103 Interceptor
« Reply #159 on: April 22, 2017, 04:27:25 am »
Hi! XF-103 development. (Each drawings are almost same scale.)
Source : Standard Aircraft Characteristics.
http://www.alternatewars.com/SAC/SAC.htm

Wind tunnel test model for final design had slightly different shape ventral fin.
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=4304.0;attach=576936;image

Finally XF-103 had double wheel nose gear.
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