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XP-55

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Totals
3600 Price
250 Survivability
3640 kgWeight
222.8 Damage
Speed
1392.4 Airspeed
630 km/hTop Speed at Sea Level
630 km/hTop Speed at Best Altitude
1500 mOptimum Altitude
750 km/hMaximum Dive Speed
121 m/sRate of Climb
160 km/hStall Speed
351.5 km/hOptimum Airspeed
Mobility
86.1 Controllability
8.6 sAverage Time to Turn 360 deg
120 °/sRate of Roll
1468.2 Maneuverability
XP-55
VI
Curtiss-Wright XP-55 Ascender
3600
Designed as a promising interceptor fighter with a canard configuration. The first prototype took to the air in July 1943. The tests dragged on until December 1944 when the project was recognized as having no prospects.

Tech Tree

Engine
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EngineAllison V-1710-95
Specifications:
Engine Power, hp1275
Typewater-cooled
Weight, kg600
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Allison V-1710-95
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Engine
Specifications:
Engine Power, hp1275
Typewater-cooled
Weight, kg600
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Airframe
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AirframeXP-55
Specifications:
Survivability250
Weight, kg2800
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XP-55
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Airframe
Specifications:
Survivability250
Weight, kg2800
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Cowling-mounted weapon
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Machine gun12.7 mm MG-53-2 (C)
Specifications:
Caliber12.7
Muzzle Velocity, m/s1160
Damage52
Rate of Fire, rounds/min800
Weight, kg60
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4x12.7 mm MG-53-2 (C)
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Machine gun
Specifications:
Caliber12.7
Muzzle Velocity, m/s1160
Damage52
Rate of Fire, rounds/min800
Weight, kg60
Price:
Purchase price16400
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No weapons
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No weapons
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No weapons


Modules

Engine

Engine

Tier Engine Engine Power, hp / Thrust Type Weight, kg Price,
VI Allison V-1710-95 1275 water-cooled 600 60000
Airframe

Airframe

Tier Airframe Survivability Weight, kg Price,
VI XP-55 250 2800 60000
Cowling-mounted weapon

Cowling-mounted weapon

Tier Machine gun Caliber Muzzle Velocity, m/s Damage Rate of Fire, rounds/min Weight, kg Price,
VI 12.7 1160 52 800 60 16400


Compatible Equipment

Compatible Consumables


Historical Info

The Curtiss-Wright XP-55 Ascender (company designation CW-24) is a 1940s United States prototype fighter aircraft built by Curtiss-Wright. Along with the Vultee XP-54 and Northrop XP-56, it resulted from United States Army Air Corps proposal R-40C issued on 27 November 1939 for aircraft with improved performance, armament, and pilot visibility over existing fighters; it specifically allowed for unconventional aircraft designs. A highly unusual design for its time, it had a canard configuration, a rear-mounted engine, swept wings, and two vertical tails. Because of its pusher design, it was sarcastically referred to as the "Ass-ender". Like the XP-54, the Ascender was initially designed for the Pratt & Whitney X-1800 engine and had to be redesigned when that engine project was canceled. It was also the first Curtiss fighter aircraft to use tricycle landing gear.


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