Douglas F5D Skylancer: Fired !!

Douglas F5D Skylancer: Fired !!

The 1956 Skylacer was one of those sad cases of the right aircraft at the worst time. A refined F4D Skyray really. By reducing the wing thickness/chord ratio; redesigning canopy and inlets; and lenghtning of the fuselage of the basic design a subsonic fighter became a Mach 1.44 capable beauty. Tests proved that it was a formidable fighter too with grow potential….,but the F8U Crusader was already there.

Cool photos montage of a Skylancer ejection seat system test. Yep,I love this kind of “collages”.


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