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The North American F-107 was developed as to requirements of USAF tactical fighter-bomber needs in the nineteen-fifties. The F-107 design had a very peculiar variable intake on top of the fuselage and a central recess below the fuselage to carry a single bomb. Frst flight was in September 1956. The type did not win any USAF contract and two prototypes were transferred to NACA (later NASA) for research.

f-107-profile


F-107 " Ultra Sabre"

This F-107 with serial 55-5118 is at the Pima museum at Tucson, AZ

Photographed November 2013 by Cees Hendriks (c) Copyright IPMS Nederland


In 1/72 a nice scale model of Trumpeter was released.