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F-108 Rapier

Started by MartG, February 10, 2009, 12:55:16 PM

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Quote from: Overkiller on February 10, 2009, 01:13:38 PM
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OH YES INDEEDY!!!!
I think I like it.....

Very nice, I've just got to get myself one of those Anigrand F-108 kits.

:cheers:

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NICE!  Great job on a cool looking machine. 
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Very slick !  Love the upper shot especially, really shows off those wings.   :cheers:

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Marvellous Martin does it again!  :thumbsup: :cheers:
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God that looks good!  :wub: :wub: :wub:

It might be a hell of a big aircraft, but it also looks like it's got a lot of wing for it's size: I wonder how maneuverable it would have been?
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Looks like a tri-sonic bird of prey :wub: :wub: :wub: what a beauty!!!

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Quote from: Weaver on February 11, 2009, 03:34:06 AM
God that looks good!  :wub: :wub: :wub:

It might be a hell of a big aircraft, but it also looks like it's got a lot of wing for it's size: I wonder how maneuverable it would have been?

They didn't have any at Heyford when I was there, I'm sure I would have noticed :)

As I recall the F-108 was intended as a Mach 3.0 escort for the B-70 Valkyrie bomber (read world fuel shortage with wings...) so it probably would have needed the big wings just to stay airborne waaaaaay up there in the stratosphere. I can't remember what the armament was intended to be (I bet someone on here does though......) and it may have been something like the Phoenix so manouverability may not have been high on its list of needs.

One of those 'they really should have built it anyway' aircraft to my mind.
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