Vultee 72 Vengeance

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    Any minute now a light will go on in Andy's house, telling him someone posted a pic of a Vengeance :lol:
     
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    That's the first time I've seen a pic of the prototype.
     
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    I'm not sure that is the prototype per-se. I believe it is a later modified engine test bed.
     
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    Ah, my daily dose of vengeance porn, awesome! :lol:

    Agreed. My guess would be either the XA-31B or XA-31C which were converted engine test bed aircraft. I don't know which one is shown in that second pic because that's the first time I've seen a picture of one before. Can anyone ID the engine type?
     
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    That scoop on top would drive me nuts!
     
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    Berlin Express :rolleyes::lol:
     
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    My favorite V-72 picture. :D (From "American Secret Pusher Fighters of World War II: XP-54, XP-55, and XP-56" by Gerald Balzer)
     
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    Vultee A-31C-1-VN "Vengeance" # 41-31099 assigned to the RAF under the name "Vengeance" Mk.III (A-31) with registration FB969. Unknown location and exact date. No visible Sqn index membership. This may be either the 82 Sqn, 110 Sqn who either were equipped with this type of aircraft in the Far East from October 1942. Two other Sqn will be equipped later, the 45 and 84 Sqn

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    Vultee RA-35B, originally built as a Vengeance IV, serial FD134, for the Royal Air Force, but transferred to the USAAF on Aug 16th, 1944. The photos in this series were taken after a takeoff accident at the 91th's base in Bassingbourne, England on December 9th, 1944. The pilot was a Karl W. Thompson. 322nd BS was at Bassingbourne as part of the 91st BG. Karl W. Thompson was the 322nd's commander at the time, with MAJ Richards, the squadron's ops officer, as his passenger. The flaps apparently malfunctioned (torque tube sheared/disconnected?) and the aircraft rolled left shortly after liftoff.

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    That's no way to treat a Vengeance!
     
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