User avatar
spudh
Topic Author
Posts: 342
Joined: Fri Jul 17, 2009 11:00 pm

Help Identifying Experimental Fighter

Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:05 pm

I came across this at my sons school today. Some of the older kids had done projects on WW2 and this was a photo on one of the covers. It was in a montage of clip art so no info, I consider myself fairly well up on WW2 fighters, even experimental but this one has me stumped. I presume its an early jet using a a prop, its got a very interesting wing plan form too,
 
dragon6172
Posts: 835
Joined: Sat Jul 14, 2007 9:56 am

RE: Help Identifying Experimental Fighter

Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:12 pm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consolidated_Vultee_XP-81

Or, if Wikipedia isn't to your liking:

http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=2328

Interesting find. Never heard of this aircraft before.

[Edited 2013-06-24 16:14:02]
Phrogs Phorever

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: dragon6172 and 1 guest

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos