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Curtiss Wright XP-55-CS Ascender

99.3k Hedero  15 days ago




Brief History

The Curtiss-Wright XP-55 Ascender is a 1940s United States prototype fighter aircraft built by Curtiss-Wright. Wiki

Armament
4x .50 (12.7 mm) nose-mounted machine guns

Controls
1=Nav Lights
G=Landing Gear
VTOL=Flaps

Features
1:1 scale
Accurate blueprint accuracy and fine details
Fictional silver with black antiglare colorscheme
Real airfoils with custom landing gear wells
Accurate roll rate and top speed at sea level


Well I decided to build this absolutely epic fail of an aircraft. There was nothing noteable about this airplane's performance (except for its ability to quickly and easily fall into an unrecoverable spin). But she sure is a looker, and the enemy might have to do a double take when they see this one flying! (Or controlled falling, either one works)
It's a pretty simple aircraft, nothing crazy, but a decent little replica to fool around with, and fun to fly! So I hope you guys enjoy the "Ass Ender"!


General Characteristics

  • Successors 1 airplane(s) +14 bonus
  • Created On iOS
  • Wingspan 39.8ft (12.1m)
  • Length 29.8ft (9.1m)
  • Height 10.1ft (3.1m)
  • Empty Weight 6,081lbs (2,758kg)
  • Loaded Weight 6,339lbs (2,875kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.157
  • Wing Loading 23.1lbs/ft2 (112.8kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 274.5ft2 (25.5m2)
  • Drag Points 1110

Parts

  • Number of Parts 611
  • Control Surfaces 5
  • Performance Cost 2,883
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    @Hedero otay

    yesterday
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    99.3k Hedero

    Yeah it should be, try it out! @AllAmericanB17

    yesterday
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    is this vr safe?

    yesterday
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    99.3k Hedero

    Exactly lol @RAAFAce2

    9 days ago
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    646 RAAFAce2

    @Hedero Just one of those big unknowns of history: WhAt WeApOnS dId SoMe ObScUrE pRoToTyPe HaVe?

    9 days ago
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    99.3k Hedero

    I'm not sure. No weapons were ever actually fitted on the ascender so I guess nobody will ever know. @RAAFAce2

    10 days ago
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    646 RAAFAce2

    @Hedero No its, not the War Thunder model I was informed by, I though i saw a post somewhere that it had 20mm's, Could be wrong tho

    10 days ago
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    99.3k Hedero

    Well from what I read on it's wikipedia it says 4 12.7s. And yes I know the warthunder model has the 2 20mms and 2 12.7s but I just decided to do whatbthe wiki says. @RAAFAce2

    10 days ago
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    646 RAAFAce2

    Amazing Build. One gripe. I'm pretty sure the aircraft had 2 12.7s MGs and 2 20mm AN/M2 Cannons

    11 days ago
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    Flying Boomerang.

    11 days ago
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    435 Scorpiguy

    now i remake it with jet motor

    +1 13 days ago
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    There’s only 1 left in the world and it’s at the air meusem near me

    13 days ago
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    99.3k Hedero

    Thankyou, I quite like it too! @Croissant

    14 days ago
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    4,666 Croissant

    @Hedero
    interesting plane! i like the pusher prop config.

    14 days ago
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    99.3k Hedero

    yes @Alisuchanka

    14 days ago
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    Lmao at the end

    14 days ago
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    80.9k Alisuchanka

    Bullpup P-40

    Bullpup P-40

    +1 14 days ago
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    148k Diloph

    Just thought he could grt more attention if he had a better thumbnail and images@Kangy

    15 days ago
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    148k Diloph

    Wdym?@Kangy

    15 days ago
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    10.4k Kangy

    @Diloph It's his work he does what he wishes, you do the same don't you?

    15 days ago
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    22.7k WinsWings

    @Hedero I kind of like the planes with a pusher prop, I have built a similar one from WW2, Japanese KyuShu J7

    15 days ago
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    I'd imagine this thing with a jet would have been a decent aircraft

    15 days ago
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    99.3k Hedero

    Thank you. @WinsWings

    15 days ago
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    22.7k WinsWings

    awsome built, great to see that you bring up a piece of history too.

    15 days ago
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    99.3k Hedero

    I'm not sure. But that's not a bad idea. @AdmiralWheatman

    15 days ago
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