Subsonic rocket launch aircraft. Loaded/empty mass 10,474/6,869 kg. Thrust 71.14 kN. Specific impulse 2770 seconds. Navy fighter used to launch Caleb air-launched rocket. Launch conditions 3,000 lbs at 40,000 feet at 480 mph at 56 degree angle.
Release velocity: 215 m/s (705 ft/sec). Release altitude: 12 m (40 ft). Release angle: 56 deg. Release conditions: 890 kph at 12.2 km.
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Status: Retired 1959.
Gross mass: 10,474 kg (23,091 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 6,869 kg (15,143 lb).
Payload: 1,360 kg (2,990 lb).
Height: 13.93 m (45.70 ft).
Diameter: 4.05 m (13.28 ft).
Span: 8.20 m (26.90 ft).
Thrust: 71.14 kN (15,992 lbf).
Specific impulse: 2,770 s.
Specific impulse sea level: 2,500 s.
Burn time: 3,600 s.
Number: 0 .
J57-8 Pratt and Whitney turbojet engine. 45.4 kN. Out of production. Thrust is maximum sea level thrust; specific impulse is sea level value at that thrust. Isp=1414s. Used on Caleb launch vehicle. First flight 1960. More...
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