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Vought F7U Cutlass


The Vought F7U Cutlass swept flying wing design had a large central nacelle and two substantial vertical tail surfaces. The first U.S. fighter designed from the start to use afterburners.

After 14 F7U-1's, the Cutlass was in production for the U.S. Navy in 1966 as the F7U-3 interceptor and F7U-3P photo-reconnaissance aircraft with lengthened nose containing cameras.


Vought F7U-3P




Armament: 6x20 mm. cannon


Naval photo- reconnaissance aircraft
Engines: 2 x Westinghouse J46-WE-8A turbojets, 4,800 lb. thrust
Wingspan: 38 ft. 8 in.
Loaded weight: 20,000 lb
Max speed: 670 m.p.h.
Ceiling: Over 45,000 ft.
Crew: 1
Armament: None





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