P-61 Black Widow with missile

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P-61 Black Widow with missile

Postby pampa14 » Sun Jul 12, 2015 1:09 pm

I share with you some pictures showing a flying P-61 with a missile under the fuselage. Does anyone know what kind of missile is this and was used operationally? The link also contains photographs of the plane now testing some kind of jet engine. Photos can be viewed by visiting the link below:

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Re: P-61 Black Widow with missile

Postby JCalhoun » Fri Jul 17, 2015 7:03 am

Looks to be a few different styles of rockets.

Some are during the WW2 period judging by the USAAF insignia and the others are maybe Korean War era judging by the aluminum skin and insignia.
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Re: P-61 Black Widow with missile

Postby The Toastinator » Fri Jul 17, 2015 4:24 pm

I Googled this searching for more information and came across this exact same question posted on other forums by this same user which seems to indicate that these posts are more intended as click-bait for this user's website rather than any real attempt to create discussion or get answers as like on here, elsewhere Pampa doesn't seem to make any further responses after his/her initial post.

The response on another forum IIRC was that this was an F-15 (Photo-recon version of the Blackwidow) rather than a P-61, the missile like object was an experimental AAM and the vaguely cuboid looking object under the fuselage an epxerimental ramjet.

Some interesting images though.

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Re: P-61 Black Widow with missile

Postby Oli » Sat Jul 18, 2015 2:22 pm

PTV-N-2 Gorgon IV (photos 3 & 8) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gorgon_%2 ... _family%29.
And the other is, so far as I can gather, an unpowered aerodynamic test "vehicle" on an F-15A reporter (not a P-61). That's the one registered as 559300 with "Test" written all over it).

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