Mastercraft Collection: North American F-107..
Wingspan: 7.1 inches
Length: 12 inches
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The F-107 was a single-seat, fighter bomber aircraft designed and manufactured by the North American Aviation in the 1950s. The F107 was a very promising aircraft with equipment and capabilities that could rival the Super Sabre in terms of performance. Knife-like in appearance, the aircraft was one sleek yet fierce flying machine. The most distinctive feature of the aircraft was its air intake located on top of the fuselage. Pilots often referred to the aircraft as a “man eater”, owing to the theory that the air intake could suck up pilots upon eject. Nonetheless, the F-107 proved to be a safe aircraft to fly. Another notable feature of this fighter-bomber plane was the recessed fuel tank, which also functioned as a weapons bay, located underneath the aircraft fuselage. Despite its technologically advanced engineering, the North American F-107 no longer saw the light of day after its test flights. The US Air Force favored the F-105 Thunderchief due to its more reliable Pratt and Whitney J75 engine, which reduced pilot casualties even in crash landings.
This handcrafted model is painted in the same paint scheme as the original and is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen. Perfect as a gift for any aviation enthusiast and history buff!