NAA F-107A “Super Super Sabre”: The Man Eater.

The F-107A was the unlucky last expression of the Sabre’s fighter family. NAA’s fighter stable long spell of success stopped when the 107 lost the tactical fighter-bomber competition (in fact it was built as a safeguard) against the equally awesome Republic F-105 “Thud”.
It was not its fault -maybe-,the “Super Super Sabre” was full of innovative and risky features: all-moving vertical fin,advanced flight controls,recessed bomb load, etc, etc. It also had a very doubtful dorsal-mounted intake …that earned the F-107A, it seems, that not very desiderable nickname.

Century-series’ quality pic.


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