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Offline hesham

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Re: Grumman XF11F-2 Super Tiger
« Reply #45 on: February 09, 2019, 04:32:36 am »
Amazing,thank you my dear Tailspin.

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Re: Grumman XF11F-2 Super Tiger
« Reply #46 on: February 09, 2019, 12:47:27 pm »
 No. Two different designation systems at the time.

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Re: Grumman XF11F-2 Super Tiger
« Reply #47 on: February 09, 2019, 04:41:52 pm »
If they'd done that would that have made the Blackbird interceptor the YF-13A?

An interesting hypothetical, particularly if you believe that the designation decision-makers were trying to avoid -13. Given that the Air Force fighters had dibs on retaining their existing designations (the F-12 was on order before the designation consolidation) and in view of its similarity to the F11F, I suspect that it would have been redesignated F-11B. That would make as much—if not more—sense than the redesignation of the F2Y (F-7) and the F3D (F-10).