I'm finishing an old Lindberg 48th XF-91 kit (2nd try at rescribing,1st try at Alclad), and have decided to do it in a "what if" scheme using some unused F-86 markings.
My question is, if the XF-91 HAD made it into service, what sort of armament would she have carried? Anyone know what the plans were? Are we talking just 4 x 20mm cannon?
I think hanging 2 big honking Genie missles from a Monogram F-101 kit would look cool, but the XF-91 I'm building did not carry the radar nose that the later prototypes did, so would that mean it couldn't carry the Genie? But then again, the Genie did not have a guidance system (fire and get the heck out of the way of the atomic blast), so maybe the plane could have been guided to the general area of the invading bomber formation until it launched upon orders from the ground?
I know, it's a what it - I can do whatever I want, but Sparrows, Sidewinders, or Falcons just don't look right in my mind's eye - but I'd love to hear others' suggestions/speculation/actual knowledge!
Tom Test Chicago, IL