Airborne Awesomosity

Japan’s Suicidal Rocket Plane

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Japan, not wanting to be outdone by their German ally, also wanted in on the rocket plane frenzy. However, due to cultural differences at the time, their rocketplane would be less fighter and more cruise missile…with a pilot.

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Airborne Awesomosity

Point Defense – Mixed Power Done Right

Republic XF-91

 

The Republic F-84 would see many modifications to its basic airframe. One would lead to the parasite aircraft we looked at before. Another would lead to a propeller plane best known for its ability to make ground crew sick. This time the F-84 would see several unusual modifications made in the name of point defense.

 

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