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F4D Skyray Photo Gallery Contact Sheet

F4D Skyray Photo Gallery Contact Sheet

Photo Number: N/A
Photo Date: 23 May 2000

Formats: Low Resolution Image Contact Sheet (4 KBytes)
Medium Resolution Image Contact Sheet (4 KBytes)
High Resolution Image Contact Sheet (4 KBytes)

Description: These are the image contact sheets for each image resolution of the NASA Dryden F4D Skyray Photo Gallery.

Douglas F4D-1 Skyray (Bu. No.134759) arrived at the NACA Ames Aeronautical Laboratory on 4 April 1956 remaining until 16 October 1959. Used on various research and development projects it was a US Navy single-seat delta-wing jet fighter powered by a 14,500 pounds thrust Pratt & Whitney J-57-P-8 engine. Some other Characteristics are:

  • Wing span 33 ft. 6 in.
  • Fuselage length 45 ft. 8 1/4 in.
  • Tail Height 13 ft. 0 in.

This airplane was never flown at the NACA High-Speed Flight Station.

A group picture of Douglas Airplanes was taken at the NACA High-Speed Flight Station for a photographic promotion in 1954 that included the XF4D-1. The XF4D-1 was at Edwards Air Force Base for a speed record test and was towed to the NACA ramp for the photo. The X-3, D-558-I, D558-II were being flown by the NACA.

Keywords: Douglas Airplanes F-4D Skyray; X-3; D-558-I Skystreak; D-558-II Skyrocket; NACA High-Speed Flight Station; NACA Ames Aeronautical Laboratory

Last Modified: February 6, 2002
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