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Naval Fighters NFAF217

NFAF217
Description:
Curtiss XP-55 Ascender By Gerry Balzer, 72-pages, 148-b&w photos, 4-color photos. The Curtiss XP-55 Ascender was a tailless swept-wing WWII pusher fighter design born out by the USAAC 1940 fighter competition. The USAAC was looking for a fighter to counter the threat of the German Bf-109 and the Japanese 'Zero' and replace the obsolete P-35s, P-36s and the front line P-40s just entering service. From this competition three unusual pusher prototypes were ordered, the Consolidated XP-54, Curtiss XP-55, and the Northrop XP-56. A low powered full scale flying model (model CW 24B)was built out of wood and cloth to substantiate the flying qualities, and was first flown on 2 December 1941. The XP-55 mock-up was completed in August 1942, and the first of thr
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Manufacturer:
Naval Fighters
Code Number:
NFAF217
Scale:
No Scale
Item type:
Aircraft books
Price:
£20.80
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Quantity In Stock:
In Stock 3
Availability:
This will usually be dispatched within 24/48 hours of receiving your order
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