Author: Peter Coletti

De Havilland Vampire

First Flight 1943 The de Havilland Vampire is a British jet fighter which was developed and manufactured by the de Havilland Aircraft Company. It was

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Curtiss XP-62

The Curtiss XP-62 was a prototype single-engine interceptor aircraft, that was built at the request of the United States Army Air Forces, by the Curtiss-Wright

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Curtiss YP-60E

The XP-60B project got a new lease of life after the R-2800-10 engine was installed on it with a conventional four-blade propeller and a nearly

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Curtiss XP-60C

In 1941, it became clear that the R-60A aircraft would not meet the U.S. Air Force’s flight performance requirements, leading to the suspension of the

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Curtiss XP-60A

    Despite the first failures with the XP-60, the army aviation was not going to abandon plans to build the P-60. Back in November

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Bell XFL-1 Airabonita

1st Flight 1940 The Bell XFL Airabonita was an experimental carrier-based interceptor aircraft developed for the United States Navy by Bell Aircraft Corporation of Buffalo,

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Avro 701 Athena

1st Flight 1941 The Avro 701 Athena was designed against Specification T17/45 which sought a turboprop powered basic three-seat trainer to replace the Percival Prentice.

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