YF-96A -- SN 49-2430
Photo: Republic Archives in Cradle of Aviation Museum via E. J. Boss
The YF-96A was constructed from an F-84E taken from the production line and modified with swept wings and tail. About 60% of the aircraft was common with the E-model. The main gear on this aircraft was essentially similar to that used on production F- and RF-84Fs. Notice the flight line of Thunderjets in the background. Bruce Craig.