any info on the exp-55 Ascender

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    did any of the other nations in ww2 experiment with cannard type aircraft?Hope I spelled that right!
     
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    Japan.....
     
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    if your looking for the aircraft itself. The kalamazoo airzoo in michigan has there's restored back to static condition and on display. At least that is what there web site says. I seen the aircraft when it first got there and it was in really good condition. It's on lone from the smithsonian. I havn't gotten down to see it yet but I'm hoping to this year. most likely in the winter months.
     
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    About WW2 vintage, you may look at the recent thread about the japanese 'Shinden' in this forum,
    http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/aircraft-pictures/kyushu-j7w1-shinden-canard-prototype-4615.html
    plus some German studies of 'tailless' desings, of which the Henschel 75 was a canard
    Henschel Hs P.75 Luft '46 entry

    About canards design in general.. they started with the Orville brothers (the 'flyer' was in effect a canard) and they continue today, specially in Europe and Russia: see XF 31, Typhoon, Rafale, Saab Viggen and Gripen, Sukhoi 30, 35 and 37 etc...
     
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    I'm a little disgraced no one's mentioned the British M-35 and M-39B ;)
     
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    that's a fantastic site cheers...........
     
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    You can alos look for the Italian SAI SS4 -
    An all-metal canard fighter test-flown 1939-41.

    It handled very well, but was too different for easy conversion of existing factories, and the training program was too different, so the Italian Command decided to skip it.

    The P-55 Ascender and the SAI SS4's canards had moveable control serviceces; the Japanese Kyushu's canard did not move, and was for stabilization only.

    Uncle Ted
     
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    I went up to the airzoo the other day and saw the xp-55. I was rather surprised at how small the canard was. I have a couple of pics but there not very good.
     

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    Nice shots thought - I think i could see some common parts to the P-40.

    I always liked this design, its ashamed it didn't pan out, perhaps a bit ahead of its time. Here a good link on more P-55 info..

    Curtiss XP-55 Ascender
     
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    Check out the last two editions of Air Classics.
     
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    Looks interesting. An interesting field of research. The Me-163 Comet although a rocket plane fits into this as a tailless plane. Not in the same category but it does have all its drive at the back.
     
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    You call this tail-less?
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    Ambrosini SS.4 canard fighter from 1939. Prototype destroyed on landing and not followed up.

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    Okay, I slipped up there. Well unconventional tail anyway as it lacks the side stablizers. Interesting aircraft.
     
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