Could'a Beens, Wannabe's by steelrazer ()
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Those experimental "never-made-it" aircraft of WW 2 are terrific imagination fodder for many of us. I'm currently reading Phillip K. Dick's "Man in the High Castle", so it put me in the mood for some alternate history. Pile on a visit to "Luft46.com" and away I went. This offering is the Curtis-Wright XP Ascender fighter (with fictional operational Numbers). Appropriately nicknamed the "Ass-ender", the XP-55 was an underperformer compared to its contemporaries, and given the new interest at the time in developing jet fighters, it was doomed. The concept was introduced in 1940, and the project ran until 1944 when it ran out of steam. Under different circumstances, with a newer souped up powerplant and some design tweaks, who knows? Three prototypes were built, one survived.
This is a "just suppose" with more to come. Fun stuff for me.
Curtis-Wright XP-55 Ascender: Original model free on sketchup warehouse by RavishingRonnie. The model converted in an unuseable fashion, so I wound up rebuilding a great deal of it. and of course re-texturing it completely.
Pilot: ApolloMax and ADH3D flight gear