Walkaround #1042

F-5 Sonic Boom Test Prototype

Reference photos by Justin Davenport

This is the DARPA F-5 Sonic Boom prototype from the front

 

      

These photos were taken at the Valiant Air Command museum in Titusville, Florida in 2007.

Justin Davenport

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Note the DARPA logo near the front

Nice closeup of the left air intake and stenciling
NASA isn't just a space agency.  They also do aeronautics research
This jet was used to research ways to quiet the sonic boom of jets flying past Mach 1

 

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This aircraft was modified  from a regular F-5E airframe 

Nice shot of the bird with Old Glory
This is one of a number of aircraft viewable at the Valiant Air Command museum 

 

Photos and text by Justin Davenport