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Aviation Discuss The XP-57 in the World War II - Aviation forums; I would have liked to have seen this plane go into production for two reasons: it is a cool looking ...

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    The XP-57

    I would have liked to have seen this plane go into production for two reasons: it is a cool looking plane (kind of looks like something batman would have had) and because McDonnel was the contractor and I am from St. Louis.


    I think they should have tried putting turbocharged Allisons on the plane and compared it to the P-38. As the P-38 is my favorite plane, the P-57 could have been made into a night fighter with the addition of a rear seat. If the plane didn't work out, McDonnell could have been a second source of P-38 production (or third after Vultee).


    http://www.wpafb.af.mil/museum/research/p67.htm


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    Four 37mm cannons?! Good lord!
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    I think you'd prefer this
    http://www.wpafb.af.mil/museum/research/p50.htm

    or maybe this
    http://www.wpafb.af.mil/museum/research/p54.htm

    man there are some hideous designs there
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    none of the links work for me........

    "Reminds me of the time I sank the Tirpitz" comments a Spitfire pilot, "One pass of course, old boy."

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    Yep, same here

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    Damn, that XP-50 is an ugly brute.

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    Yep. The links work for me.


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    http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/sho...?t=3287&page=7 (Advanced designs) we were just discussing the XP- 67 over here...

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