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GR142_Astro
05-16-2006, 02:55 PM
Pardon if this is old hat, but some of the shots are darn cool.

aeronautica (http://www.aeronautics.ru/archive/wwii/photos/gallery_005/page_03.htm)

http://www.aeronautics.ru/archive/wwii/photos/gallery_005/XP%20something.jpg

http://www.aeronautics.ru/archive/wwii/photos/gallery_005/Me%20110%20ditching%20in%20Der%20Kanal%201.jpg

http://www.aeronautics.ru/archive/wwii/photos/gallery_005/Me%20110%20ditching%20in%20Der%20Kanal%202.jpg

http://www.aeronautics.ru/archive/wwii/photos/gallery_005/Luftwaffe%20one%20man%20liferaft.jpg

Low_Flyer_MkVb
05-16-2006, 02:57 PM
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Ruy Horta
05-16-2006, 04:00 PM
Originally posted by GR142_Astro:

http://www.aeronautics.ru/archive/wwii/photos/gallery_005/XP%20something.jpg

Now we know what happens if a Thunderbolt humps a Mustang, and it ain't too pretty!!

Gibbage1
05-16-2006, 04:30 PM
What the HECK is that thing? It looks like a P-47. Has the wings and body. But the coweling and canopy are all differant?!?

StG77_Stuka
05-16-2006, 04:46 PM
Originally posted by Gibbage1:
What the HECK is that thing? It looks like a P-47. Has the wings and body. But the coweling and canopy are all differant?!?

A P-48.5?

Stackhouse25th
05-16-2006, 05:11 PM
Looks like a P47 with a Tempest engine/nose. I wouldnt be surprised if they tried putting a bigger engine in it.

berg417448
05-16-2006, 06:58 PM
It is a Curtiss YP-60E

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/0f/Curtiss_YP-60E.jpg

woofiedog
05-16-2006, 11:11 PM
Quote... The story of the Curtiss P-60 is a rather sad one. This aircraft was a desperate attempt on the part of Curtiss to design a replacement for the venerable P-40. It went through a dizzying series of changes in engines, changes in requirements, and changes in designations, the gyrations of which are difficult to keep straight. Its ultimate failure was a reflection of changing USAAF requirements, but was also a reflection of a company which was beginning to run out of fresh new ideas.

The story of the Curtiss P-60 is quite convoluted and rather difficult to follow. Nevertheless, pour yourself a cup of coffee and follow along :-).

Link:
http://home.att.net/~jbaugher1/p60.html (http://home.att.net/%7Ejbaugher1/p60.html)
http://www.geocities.com/pentagon/quarters/9485/Curtiss2.html

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/2c/Curtiss_XP-60.jpg
XP-60 with RR Merlin engine

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/46/Curtiss_XP-60C.jpg
XP-60C with Pratt & Whitney R-2800 engine and contra-rotating propellers

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/0f/Curtiss_YP-60E.jpg
YP-60E with R-2800 engine and bubble canopy

Badsight.
05-17-2006, 01:36 AM
Originally posted by Stackhouse25th:
Looks like a P47 with a Tempest engine/nose. I wouldnt be surprised if they tried putting a bigger engine in it. look up the Republic XP-72 - which i thought that plane in the pic was at first