McDonnell XF3H and F3H Demon photos

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Well, plenty of prototypes of Demon Hi-HI-HI Res photos welcome here !
And the first of them :
 

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Other photos of XF3H-1 Demon
 

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Prototype and even the production versions were pretty slick looking planes but clearly the lack of area ruling and the gun pack fairing probably didn't help transonic aerodynamics. Any details on Vne? Other notable detail is the lack of boundary later splitter plates. Was this because of the very far forward intake being along the curvature of the nose? Almost like the DSI-ish effect of the XF8U-3
 
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Just a nice (family) picture::

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Prototype and even the production versions were pretty slick looking planes but clearly the lack of area ruling and the gun pack fairing probably didn't help transonic aerodynamics. Any details on Vne? Other notable detail is the lack of boundary later splitter plates. Was this because of the very far forward intake being along the curvature of the nose? Almost like the DSI-ish effect of the XF8U-3

Demons weren´t ever scarred of snorting an entire Skyraider. Don´t bother with the Boundary Layer (there is a constant positive pressure on the inbound stream due to the V-shaped upstream geometry - you are right).

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