The XP-57

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Senior Airman
Sep 29, 2005
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).

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