USAF S/N 56-3288 was built by North American in Inglewood, California, and was assigned to the 493rd Tactical Fighter Squadron, 48th Tactical Fighter Wing (USAFE), first at Toul-Rosieres AB, France, then at Lakenheath AB, England. In March, 1972 it went to the 131st Tactical Fighter Group (ANG), St. Louis, Missouri. It was retired to Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona in December, 1975. It was flown to the museum in 1983. It is currently displayed in the colors and markings it carried while with the 48th Tactical Fighter Wing in England.
Power Plant: One Pratt-Whitney J57-P-21A, with afterburner; 11,700 lb. thrust
Span: 38 ft.
Length: 47 ft.
Height: 16 ft.
Weight: Max. 28,000 lbs.
Max. Speed: w/afterburner – 750-760 mph.
Service Ceiling: over 50,000 ft.
Range: Combat radius – 575 miles w/o refueling.
Armament: Four 20mm M-39E cannon w/200 rounds per gun. Six underwing pylons for up to 6,000 lbs. of bombs or rockets.
THIS AIRCRAFT IS ON LOAN FROM THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE USAF