Curtiss-Wright XP-55 Ascender

Curtiss-Wright XP-55 Ascender

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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 Curtiss-Wright XP-55 Ascender (Curtiss-Wright CW-24), was a 1940s United States prototype fighter aircraft built by Curtiss. Along with the XP-54 and XP-56, it resulted from United States Army Air Corps proposal R-40C issued on 27 November 1939 calling for unconventional aircraft designs. A highly unusual design for its time, it had a canard configuration, a rear mounted engine, swept wings and two vertical tails. Because of its pusher design, it was sarcastically referred to as the "Ass-ender."[citation needed] Like the XP-54, the Ascender was initially designed for the Pratt & Whitney X-1800 engine and had to be redesigned when that engine project was cancelled. It would also be the first Curtiss fighter aircraft to use tricycle landing gear.show more

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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 204g
  • Frac Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135992287
  • 9786135992281