Curtiss Aeroplane Company - USA
United States (cancelled)
General ability to actively engage other aircraft of similar form and function, typically through guns, missiles, and/or aerial rockets.
Aircraft developed for the role of prototyping, technology demonstration, or research / data collection.
Incorporates two or more engines, enhancing survivability and / or performance.
Can accelerate to higher speeds than average aircraft of its time.
Can reach and operate at higher altitudes than average aircraft of its time.
PILOT / CREW EJECTION SYSTEM
Assisted process of allowing its pilot and / or crew to eject in the event of an airborne emergency.
Supports pressurization required at higher operating altitudes for crew survival.
Features partially- or wholly-enclosed crew workspaces.
Features retracting / retractable undercarriage to preserve aerodynamic efficiency.
Maximum Take-Off Weight
monoplane / low-mounted / straight, tapered
Design utilizes a single primary wing mainplane; this represents the most popular modern mainplane arrangement.
Mainplanes are low-mounted along the sides of the fuselage.
The planform involves use of basic, straight mainplane members.
The planform uses straight mainplane members which taper towards the wing tips.
2 x Turbojet engines of unknown make, model, and output power mounted under the wing mainplanes. Presumably the GE/Allison J35 of about 4,000lb of thrust each.
(1,000 kph | 540 knots)
(650 kph | 351 knots)
(+350 kph | 189 knots)
(12,200 m | 8 miles)
(2,400 km | 1,296 nm)
MACH Regime (Sonic)
RANGES (MPH) Subsonic: <614mph | Transonic: 614-921 | Supersonic: 921-3836 | Hypersonic: 3836-7673 | Hi-Hypersonic: 7673-19180 | Reentry: >19030
4 x 20mm Internal automatic cannons in nose assembly.
1 x External jettisonable fuel tank supported at a single ventral centerline (belly) hardpoint.