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Republic Ap 100 VTOL Six-Turbojet Engine Fighter Concept


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.

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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

General characteristics

  • 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