More on the X-3 Stiletto here.
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Tagged as X-3 Stiletto
Note the wings, precursor to the F-104. This little guy wasn’t very successful, had issues with controllability and the engines were not what was originally planned for. Thrust was about 30% short of the plan in afterburner. What stood out in the report I read about the jet was takeoff speed: 260 knots. Shazam. No thank you.
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