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The world's first variable-sweep combat aircraft, the XF10F-1 was designed as a transonic single-seat shipboard fighter with an internal armament of four 20mm cannon and provision for an external bomb load of up to 1814 kg. The sweepback angle of the wings could be varied hydraulically between 13.5° and 42.5°, and high-lift devices consisted of full-span slats and an 80% Fowler flap. The Jaguar was intended to be powered by a Westinghouse XJ40-WE-8 turbojet rated at 3357 kg military thrust and 4944 kg with afterburning, but when flight trials were initiated on 19 May 1952, a J40-WE-6 rated at 3084 kg was fitted. Numerous problems arose during the test programme, and as some of these could not be resolved, trials terminated with the 32nd flight on 25 April 1953. Orders had been placed for 141 production F10F-1s, but these were cancelled on 1 April 1953.


Take-off weight 16080 kg 35451 lb
Empty weight 9265 kg 20426 lb
Wingspan 11.2/15.4 m 37 ft 9 in / 51 ft 6 in
Length 16.59 m 54 ft 5 in
Height 4.95 m 16 ft 3 in
Wing area 41.8-43.4 m2 449.93 - 467.15 sq ft
Max. speed 1143 km/h 710 mph
Range 2687 km 1670 miles

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