an old wood model

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    HI ... I was given a wood model of a Grumman prototype made at Grumman. It is a twin engine (told no turbo) painted yellow wing with cockpit set back to about 50% of cord. Blue to tail. It has a horiz. stab. with 2 verticals at ends with rudders. Retract gear from under engines. I was told only two were built in early 1940's - one crashed and the other was choped - never produced. I can't find anything on it at all. Any body?? thanks Kevin
     
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    The Air Force also tested a modified model with a longer nose.
    Ed
     
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    Some British influence I would gather. You must have a real prize if it is original Grumman. I would hang on to that baby. Now that we helped you, how about some pics?!?!?!?
     
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    The Grumman XP-50

    Hi Ed.
    The Navy also modified and lengthened the nose of the XF5F-1.

    [​IMG]
     
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    You can really see the British influence and the precursors of the F7F. Nice post.
     
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    Hello again... this site is great. first time I have ben here. My Uncle gave the model to me last week. We had not spoken in almost 40 years. He worked on F-9 and LEM. I did 10 years F-14 EF-111 EA-6B and then the labs.
    I can't wait to call him.. Now we have a bunch to talk about. Thanks, Kevin
     

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    I suspect that your model has been repainted. Which would ofcourse take a CONSIDERABLE amount of worth off of it. Nevertheless, if it is verifiably Grumman in origin, you have a gem. How sure are you that it is Grumman manufacture? I suspect that based upon the rather crude shaping (paint aside), that this was a novelty intended for the masses and not a Grumman model used for any engineering or marketing purposes. But I have been proven wrong on more occasions than Lanc has copulated with sheep.
     
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