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Grumman XP-50

13.5k Guiso  1.3 years ago

and another finished, I hope you like it!
I quite liked this unusual design



The Grumman XP-50 was a land-based development of the shipboard XF5F-1 Skyrocket fighter, entered into a United States Army Air Corps (USAAC) contest for a twin-engine heavy interceptor aircraft. The USAAC placed an order for a prototype on 25 November 1939, designating it XP-50, but it lost the competition to the Lockheed XP-49.

Role Fighter
Manufacturer Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation
First flight 18 February 1941
Status Canceled
Number built 1
Developed from Grumman XF5F Skyrocket


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enjoy!

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General Characteristics

  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 43.0ft (13.1m)
  • Length 33.7ft (10.3m)
  • Height 13.3ft (4.1m)
  • Empty Weight -6,182lbs (-2,804kg)
  • Loaded Weight 7,169lbs (3,252kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.193
  • Wing Loading 18.4lbs/ft2 (90.0kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 388.8ft2 (36.1m2)
  • Drag Points 2236

Parts

  • Number of Parts 383
  • Control Surfaces 6
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    28.0k ChiChiWerx

    There were only 3 built, I believe, hence the “X” for experimental. If you have even one photo with trailing link LG, I would go with that. Also, you’ll find that building accurate LG from a “blueprint” (they’re not “blueprints”, they’re actually “3-views”) is very difficult as a static picture cannot show extension/compression, just one or the other. So, I suggest you work off photos, use a 3 view to make sure to get the length generally correct and make your best guess.

    1.3 years ago
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    87.9k Hedero

    I am currently building this aircraft as well. But one issue I am having is the blueprint I'm using doesn't seem to display trailing link landing gear. Do not all XP-50s use trailing link landing gear?@ChiChiWerx

    1.3 years ago
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    It's also very comfortable to handle

    +1 1.3 years ago
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    Very cute plane!

    +1 1.3 years ago
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    4,249 Mikey101234

    Funny thing, before the naval “DLC” or expansion was available to Everyone in war thunder, I used to select this thing to fly in test flight and one time I found out that You could fly the damn plane with no tail, just the front portion but you needed to use simulator controls

    1.3 years ago
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    4,249 Mikey101234

    Funny thing, before the naval “DLC” or expansion was available to Everyone in war thunder, I used to select this thing to fly in test flight and one time I found out that You could fly the damn plane with no tail, just the front portion but you needed to use simulator controls

    +1 1.3 years ago
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    13.5k Guiso

    @Diloph thanks buddy

    1.3 years ago
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    gorgeous

    +1 1.3 years ago
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    13.5k Guiso

    @Alta2809 thanks man, i forgot about the flaps hehehe

    +1 1.3 years ago
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    7,860 Kangy

    Very good, although a tad off scale and no flaps, it makes up for with it's flight characteristics. Top job

    +1 1.3 years ago
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    13.5k Guiso

    @ChiChiWerx thanks a lot, I also liked it, especially because it is an unusual design for me, I will try to improve for the next

    1.3 years ago
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    28.0k ChiChiWerx

    Interesting build, fairly realistic, though it really should have flaps. I like this design as well, all blunt and pugnacious.

    +1 1.3 years ago
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    13.5k Guiso

    @232287168147825 thanks a lot

    1.3 years ago
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    Nice pictures!

    +1 1.3 years ago
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    13.5k Guiso

    Thank you! @TheFantasticTyphoon

    1.3 years ago
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    I can see that.@emanuelga

    +1 1.3 years ago
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    13.5k Guiso

    @BroAeronautics thanks man!

    1.3 years ago
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    13.5k Guiso

    @Cobrahuey This plane was developed from the F5F-1 Skyrocket, although with the longest nose hahaha and arguably it is also a predecessor to the F7F Tigercat

    1.3 years ago
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    Looks great!

    +2 1.3 years ago
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    Wow! I thought it was a skyrocket at first. I’ve never heard of this plane!

    +1 1.3 years ago
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    NP

    1.3 years ago
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    13.5k Guiso

    @Planeacceleration thanks men

    1.3 years ago
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    Nice look great

    +1 1.3 years ago
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    13.5k Guiso

    @Planeacceleration

    1.3 years ago
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    13.5k Guiso

    @Cobrahuey
    @Hellosss38
    @ Lorileni

    1.3 years ago
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