The XJ-7 is an experimental aircraft. The XJ-7 was capable of being assembled or dissambled quickly. According to Larry Stover, a pilot and engineer working on the XJ-7 project, a crew of six could disassemble and crate the XJ-7 in ten minutes. The cost to develop the XJ-7 was $15,000,000.
Theft of the XJ-7
Astronaut and test pilot Kelly Wood was flying the XJ-7 when Dr. Martin Davis used laser technology to force her to land the XJ-7. Dr. Davis was secretly working with Larry Stover in the theft of the aircraft. Kelly Wood was implicated in the disappearance of the XJ-7 until Steve Austin helped her recover it. (SMDM: Nightmare in the Sky)
The plane used for the XJ-7 is a TT-1 Pinto trainer. Temco Aircraft of Dallas, Texas built the Pinto for the U.S. Navy to serve as a primary jet trainer.