General Dynamics A-12 Mock-up (General Dynamics)
B-57 1963 = Contract major conversion of Martin RB-57A/B-57B as RB-57F, redesignated to WB-57F. 2pCmwM rg; two 18000# P&W TF33-P-11A turbofans + two auxiliary 3300# P&W J60-P-9 turbojets; span: 122'5" load: 26,700# length: 68'10" range: 4000 ceiling: 90,000'; ff: 6/23/63. POP: 17 [63-13286/13302], of which 3 to NASA/Johnson Space Center; additionally 4 Martin RB-57D were modified [63-13500/-13503].
B-58 SEE Convair B-58.
Charger 48 SEE Convair Charger.
General Dynamics F-16 Trio (General Dynamics)
F-16 Fighting Falcon aka A-16 - Multirole fighter-bomber. 1-2pCmwM rg; 23450# P&W F100P or GE F110 turbofan. "Blended body" concept for less drag and weight. Originally $20 million unit cost, rose to $80 million in production. External weapons payloads up to 15,200#. In service with many foreign countries (listed below with model suffixes and totals found only up to 1991). Became Lockheed F-16.
General Dynamics YF-16 [72-1567] (General Dynamics)
F-22 Raptor - Advanced Tactical Fighter design program with Boeing and Lockheed. SEE Lockheed F-22.
F-102 SEE Convair F- 102.
F-111, TFX - Variable-wing, supersonic strike fighter-bomber and recon. Contracted by USN as TFX (Tactical Fighter Experimental) fleet-defense fighter, but rejected when it proved to be too heavy for carrier use, as well as lacking pilot approach-visibility and suffering pre-production gear problems (not to mention reluctance about using as a defensive fighter what was considered to be a USAF bomber). Production was subcontracted to Grumman, and elements of the design and engineering went into Grumman F-14.
General Dynamics F-111A [63-9773] (USAF Museum)