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Twin engined F8-like VI fighter?

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Curious thought and maybe worth a little AH....
Why wasn't there a twin F8-like Variable Incidence wing design?

Arguably such a design could have competed with the F8U-III and F4.

But trawling around it seems such a design never emerged.....?

Yet later on there was a twin engined Corsair design....

So what if there was?
 
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There's no real reason you couldn't design a twin J79 powered ATL F8U-3. The biggest issue is the generally limited payload ability of the variable incidence wing. The F-8 only had one underwing pylon on either side, limiting it to 4,000 pounds of bombs combined. The F-4 had two underwing pylons per side. And while it couldn't carry the 2,000 pound bomb that the F-8 could, it could carry more bomb weight in total.
 

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You could have the best of both worlds with an up-sized Phantom mounting a high shoulder variable wing and twin J75s. Designed as a A-5 replacement and proto-Tomcat with Eagle missiles.
 

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