The Republic Aviation AP-100 was a project for a VTOL, six-turbojet engined, nuclear capable, strike fighter concept designed by Alexander Kartveli, It had three ducted fans in the centre of its fuselage and tail and was a possible contender for the TFX Program.
The project was designated as a “fighter”, but in fact was a tactical attack aircraft capable of delivering a small nuclear bomb.
The weight of the aircraft would have been 38,000 lb (17,237 kg) with its engines generating 14,400 lb (6,532 kg) of thrust and capable of a speed of up to mach 2.3.
But with those same six turbojets and little space left for fuel tanks, it’s doubtful the AP-100’s combat radius was anything to get excited about..wilkipedia
- Crew: one pilot (A variant, 2 in B variant)
- Length: 67 ft (20 m)
- Wingspan: 35 ft (11 m)
- Height: 13 ft (4.0 m)
- Wing area: 401 sq ft (37.2 m2)
- Gross weight: 38,000 lb (17,237 kg)
- Powerplant: 6 × General Electric J85 turbojet
Maximum speed: Mach 2.3