F7U Cutlass Question


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13 February 2008
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The F7U Cutlass according to former USN Pilot, Wally Schirra, with it's slats out "would not stall", and at like 30,000 to 40,000 feet at low indicated airspeeds, with the slats out it's turning capabilities exceeded that of almost any fighter in the USN's inventory.

1.) Did the F7U Cutlass have no alpha limits? Or did he simply mean it was very difficult to stall?
2.) How did they manage to use the slats at such high altitudes (even at low airspeeds) without suffering excessively strong shockwaves, drag, and boundary layer separation?

KJ Lesnick
(I should note that all these questions I have looked for answers elsewhere and have not found answers)

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