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Lockheed XF-90


Official Name
Lockheed XF-90

Universe

Vehicle Details

Current Model
Lockheed

Lead Designer
Willis Hawkins

AdditionalDesigners
Clarence L. "Kelly" Johnson

Dimensions
Length: 56 ft 2 in (17.12 m)
Wingspan: 40 ft 0 in (12.20 m)


First appearance


History

The Lockheed XF-90 was designed to meet a U.S. Air Force requirement for a long-range bomber escort. Two prototype aircraft were built under a contract from the Air Force. The XF-90 made its maiden flight on June 6, 1949. The XF-90 was a large and heavy aircraft and the engines with which it was fitted were inadequate. Because Lockheed's design proved underpowered, McDonnell's XF-88 won the production contract in September 1950.

The Blackhawks had the XF-90's notoriously weak engines replaced with a single, much more powerful engine of their own design, thus turning the aircraft into the fastest and longest ranged ship of it's time. Some sources refer to this single engine version as the F-90B model of the aircraft [1].

Capabilities

  • Maximum speed: 1,496 mph (2,407 km/h)
  • Range: 4,000 mi (6,437 km)
  • Service ceiling: 39,000 ft (11,890 m)
  • Rate of climb: 9,955 ft/min (50.57 m/s)
  • Wing loading: 79 lb/ft² (386 kg/m²)
  • Thrust/weight: 1.10

General characteristics

  • Crew: One
  • Length: 56 ft 2 in (17.12 m)
  • Wingspan: 40 ft 0 in (12.20 m)
  • Height: 15 ft 9 in (4.80 m)
  • Wing area: 345 ft² (32 m²)
  • Empty weight: 18,050 lb (8,204 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 27,200 lb (12,363 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 31,060 lb (14,118 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1× secret Blackhawk designed turbojet, 34,166 lbf (152 kN) each

Weapons

  • 4 × 20 mm (.79 in) cannons
  • 8 × 5 in (127 mm) HVAR rockets
  • Up to 2,000 lb (907 kg) of bombs

Trivia

In the comic book, this plane was always drawn as a single-engine plane, even though the actual plane had two engines.


See Also


Links and References

Blackhawk Squadron
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Blackhawk Program Andrew LincolnAttilaBlackhawk ProgramCanadaIrishmanKunoichiLady BlackhawkWildman
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Miscellaneous Recommended ReadingBlackhawk AirwaysBlackhawk ExpressBlackhawk IslandBlackhawk JetGrumman XF5F SkyrocketLockheed XF-90Quality Comics
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