Air Material Command Design 938A
Powerplant: 2x Pratt & Whitney TDM-428 Turbojets
Top Speed: 719 MPH (Sea Level) 656 MPH (Altitude)
Combat Radius: 1,700 Statute Miles at 550 MPH
Ceilings: Combat - 49,300, Service - 50,400
Empty Weight: 32,534 LBS
Gross Weight: 55,853 LBS
Armament: 4x M24 20mm Cannons, 250 rds per gun
Here we have an unrealized 1948 USAF Material Command design for a penetration fighter (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penetration_fighter
). The only info I've been able to find (also probably the only info that exists) came from here: https://retromechanix.com/usaf-air-mate ... y-of-1948/
USAF Test and Evaluation - Based on the F-86 test scheme from 1947, this shows the aircraft in it's evaluation phase, probably 1949-50.
27th Fighter Escort Wing - Korea, 1952
4th Fighter Interceptor Wing - Korea, 1952
Point Mugu Detachment, China Lake - In 1958 the aircraft were retired and a number were sent to the Navy for drone use. This shows an aircraft circa 1977, one of the last surviving aircraft.
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