The XP-57

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  1. Marshall_Stack

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    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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    none of the links work for me........
     
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    Yep, same here :(
     
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    Damn, that XP-50 is an ugly brute.
     
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