Consolidated Vultee XP-81

Consolidated Vultee XP-81

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Consolidated Vultee XP-81 was a development of the Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation to build a single seat, long range escort fighter that combined use of both a turbojet and a turboprop engines. Although promising, the lack of a suitable engine combined with the end of World War II doomed the project. Two prototype aircraft were ordered on 11 February 1944 that were designated XP-81. The engine selection was an attempt to couple the high-speed capability of the jet engine with the endurance offered by the propeller engine. The XP-81 was designed to use the General Electric TG-100 turboprop engine (later designated XT31 by the US military) in the nose driving a four-bladed propeller and an GE J33 turbojet in the rear fuselage. The turboprop would be used for normal flight and cruising and the turbojet added for high-speed flight.show more

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  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 231g
  • Chrono Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136743175
  • 9786136743172