of Hickory, North Carolina
On Loan from the National Museum of the USAF
|WING SPAN:||34′ 11″|
|EMPTY WEIGHT:||27,500 LBS|
|MAX WEIGHT:||40,000 LBS|
|MAX SPEED:||1,254 MPH|
|Text Markings: 54107, U.S. Air Force|
Description Provided by Mike Clary
Manufactured by Republic Aviation, Farmingdale, New York and delivered to the United States Air Force on September 9th 1957.
Aircraft retained by Manufacturer:
February 1958 To Wright Air Development Center (Air Research and Development Command), Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, Ohio.
June 1958 To JF-105B (Temporary Test Use)
October 1959 Dropped from inventory by transfer to Museum.
The “J” was a special modification for the tests that were run on it, though we don’t know what kind of testing took place or where.