F-107A with its rakish good looks and unique dorsal air inlet which aided its 40,000 fpm climb rate—USAF photo
The North American F-107A lost in the competition where the Republic F-105 Thunderchief prevailed but its Variable-Area Inlet Duct (VAID) technology was utilized in two equally rakish subsequent North American designs—the A-5 Vigilante and XB-70 Valkyrie. Evolution of VAID technology made its way to Lockheed’s SR-71, as well.
J. Terry White has penned an excellent piece in his blog American Aerospace on the F-107A here and is well worth the read.
F-107A showing its cannon locations as well as semi-conformal ventral weapon station (there are also six hard points on the wings) —USAF photo
F-107A’s cockpit—USAF photo by Ken LaRock
F-107A relatively uncomplicated cockpit by today’s standards—USAF photo by Ken LaRock
F-107A in flight—USAF photo
F-107A being moved to the new building of the National USAF Museum—USAF photo by Ken LaRock