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F5D Skylancer

Type Carrier-based all weather interceptor
Purpose To explore aerodynamic improvement to the F4D-1 Skyray
Span 33 feet 6 inches
Length 53 feet 9.6 (9 and 3/5) inches
Height 14 feet 9.6 (9 and 3/5) inches
Wing area 557 square feet
Empty weight 17,444 pounds
Maximum loaded weight 29,122 pounds
Engine 1x Pratt & Whitney J57-P-8 turbojet
Thrust 10,200 pounds static thrust dry
16,000 pounds static thrust with afterburning
Max.speed 990 mph
953 miles per hour at 35,000 feet
Range (clean) 1,335 miles
Crew 1
Armament 4x20mm retractable rocket launchers
72 2-inch rockets or
four 20-millimeter cannons
(M-61 Vulcan considered?)
two Sparrow II air-to-air missiles on underwing pylons

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