North American YF-93
|Manufacturer||North American Aviation|
|Unit cost||US$11.5 million for the program|
The North American YF-93 was an American fighter aircraft which was a development of the F-86 Sabre that became so different that it received its own designation after a short time under the designation F-86C. The YF-93A was intended to compete with the XF-88 Voodoo and Lockheed XF-90 to fulfull the U. S. Air Force's requirement for a "penetration fighter" to escort bombers. Two were built and flown, serialled 47-317/318 with North American model NA-157, but an order for 118 F-93A-NAs was later cancelled. The first prototype flew with the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) until 1956. Both were surplused and scrapped. They were one of the few high-performance aircraft fitted with a NACA duct air inlet.
- ↑ Knaack MS (1978). Encyclopedia of US Air Force aircraft and missile systems. Office of Air Force History.
F-86 Sabre Comparable aircraft
Supermarine Swift Designation sequence
XF-90 - XF-91 - XF-92 - YF-93 - F-94 - YF-95 - YF-96
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