Aviation History Writer
- 6 January 2013
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Anyone have high res images of the F-110A Spectre - this is the best I have.
Boxman said:Here's video of the both the first and second F-4Bs (BuNos 149405 and 149406) loaned to the Air Force as the "F-110A" for evaluation in 1962. I might be the only one, but doesn't it seem the narrator is "holding his nose" as he describes the Air Force's adoption of the "F-110" (a Navy aircraft *gasp*) almost as a stop-gap for the "immediate modernization and augmentation of its strike aircraft..."? Anyway, it probably is just me... ;D
"TAC On Target" - 1962 Tactical Air Command film (posted by wdtvlive on YouTube) - Go to the 8 minute 2 second mark of the video for the F-110A footage.
F-14D said:Don't think he's "holding his nose". What's more obvious is that there is not a hint in there that this aircraft was anything but an Air Force project all along.
Stargazer2006 said:F-14D said:Don't think he's "holding his nose". What's more obvious is that there is not a hint in there that this aircraft was anything but an Air Force project all along.
I agree. I've never read anything to the effect that the F-110A was a Navy product diverted for USAF. Both versions were planned from the start and developed in parallel. Only sign that the Navy bird came first (and probably helped speeding up the F-4C development) is that there WAS an XF4H-1 but never an XF-110A or YF-110A. The Navy prototype helped validate the concept for both services.
bercr said:Yes.... this colour photo seems to have been taken during the transition between the 2 designations... look at the nose, the inscription is "F-110A Phantom II"...
Okay Stargazer2006, got it - I was only reading the caption above my posted image - sorry for any confusionStargazer2006 said:vulture said:
Nope. The member is awaiting approval by the administrator, which is a whole different thing!!! ;D