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F-6A
Subsonic rocket launch aircraft. Navy fighter used to launch Caleb air-launched rocket. Launch conditions 3,000 lbs at 40,000 feet at 480 mph at 56 degree angle.

AKA: F4D-1. Status: Retired 1959. Payload: 1,360 kg (2,990 lb). Thrust: 71.14 kN (15,992 lbf). Gross mass: 10,474 kg (23,091 lb). Unfuelled mass: 6,869 kg (15,143 lb). Specific impulse: 2,770 s. Specific impulse sea level: 2,500 s. Burn time: 3,600 s. Height: 13.93 m (45.70 ft). Diameter: 4.05 m (13.28 ft). Span: 8.20 m (26.90 ft). Location: 215.

Release velocity: 215 m/s (705 ft/sec). Release altitude: 12 m (40 ft). Release angle: 56 deg. Release conditions: 890 kph at 12.2 km.



Country: USA. Engines: J57-8. Launch Vehicles: Project Pilot. Propellants: Air/Kerosene.

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