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Vultee XP-68 Tornado

XP-68 Tornado
Role Fighter
Manufacturer Vultee Aircraft
Status Cancelled
Number built None

Vultee XP-68 Tornado was proposed American high-altitude interceptor aircraft. It was based on the experimental XP-54 Swoose Goose powered by the Wright R-2160 Tornado 42-cylinder radial engine driving a set of contra-rotating propellers. When the engine was canceled, on 22 November 1941, the XP-68 was also canceled. It was supposed to be a pusher fighter.

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Related development

References

  • Andrade, John M. U.S. Military Aircraft Designations and Serials since 1909. Earl Shilton, Leicester, UK: Midland Counties Publications, 1979. ISBN 0-904597-21-0 (Hardcover), ISBN 0-904597-22-9 (Softcover).
  • Angelucci, Enzo and Peter Bowers. The American Fighter, The Definite Guide to American Fighter Aircraft from 1917 to the Present. New York: Orion Books, 1987. ISBN 0-517-56588-9.
  • Thompson, Jonathan. Vultee Aircraft 1932–1947. Santa Ana, CA; Narkiewicz/Thompson, 1992. ISBN 0-913322-02-4.
  • Wagner, Ray. American Combat Planes of the 20th Century: A Comprehensive Reference. Reno, Nevada: Jack Bacon & Co, 2004. ISBN 0-930083-17-2.

External links

  • Vultee XP-68 Fact Sheet at the National Museum of the USAF
  • Vultee XP-68


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