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Douglas F4D Skyray

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A modified delta-wing aircraft, the XF4D first flew in 1951.  The second prototype set a world speed record of 753 mph in 1953.  Problems with the proposed Westinghouse J40 engine led to adoption of the Pratt & Whitney J57 with production deliveries to the Navy beginning in 1956.

The F4D was used in front-line service until the late 1960s.  It was redesignated the F-6 in 1962.






Type: Fighter
Engines: one 14,500 lb (64.5 kN) thrust Pratt & Whitney J57-P-8B turbojet
F4D: U.S. Navy (prior to 1962)
F-6: U.S. Navy (after 1962)

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