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#AA-2056   1/72 scale  McDonnell XP-67 Moonbat  Flying fuselage prototype in World War II

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Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

35 resin parts

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Vac-formed canopy & Decal

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Span 232 mm

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Length 189 mm

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Unit price: US$45

Shipping charge: US$4.50

Each model kit contents 1 set of canopy and 1 sheet of decal. Extra canopies and decals can also be ordered.

Extra decal

US$0.50

Extra canopy

US$1.00

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Aircraft History and Specification

In 1939, USAAF issued a specification "R-40" for a long-range twin-engine fighter. McDonnell submitted company's first design but was rejected. McDonnell modified the design and resubmitted to USAAF in 1941. This time it was accepted and received order for two prototypes, designated XP-67. The XP-67 was created an unusual looking that the fuselage and the engine nacelles were merged together in order to maintain maximum aerofoil sections throughout the entire airframe. Due to the engine delay, first flight was not happened until January 1944. Handling was judged well but the engine problem led to its performance being unsatisfactory. In September 1944, during its 43rd hour flight test, the troublesome engine got in-flight fire. Although the plane was landed safety, it was completely lost by fire burn. Afterward, McDonnell and the USAAF agreed to terminate the XP-67 project. The second prototype was never finished.

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Long range pursuit aircraft

To explore the virtues of the blended wing and fuselage idea

55ft.

44ft.9in.

15ft.9in.

2x Continental XI-1430-17/19

405 mph

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6x 37mm cannon (planned in wing root)

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Model References

The McDonnell XP-67 is suitable to group with the following collection series.

U.S.A.A.F. pursuit aircraft in World War II 1939 ~ 1945

Curtiss YP-37

Lockheed P-38 Lightning

Bell P-39 Airacobra

Curtiss P-40 Warhawk

Seversky XP-41

Curtiss XP-42

Republic P-43 Lancer

Republic P-44 Rocket

Bell P-45 (YP-39) Airacobra

Curtiss XP-46

Republic P-47 Thunderbolt

Douglas XP-48

Lockheed XP-49

Grumman XP-50 Skyrocket

North American P-51 Mustang

Bell XP-52

Curtiss XP-53

Vultee XP-54 Swoose Goose

Curtiss XP-55 Ascender

Northrop XP-56 Black Bullet

Tucker XP-57

Lockheed XP-58 Chain Lightning

Bell XP-59A Airacomet

Curtiss XP-60

Northrop P-61 Black Widow

Curtiss XP-62

Bell P-63 Kingcobra

North American P-64 (NA-68)

Grumman XP-65 (F7F-1) Tigercat

Vultee P-66 Vanguad

McDonnell XP-67 Moonbat

Vultee XP-68 (XP-54) Tornado

Republic XP-69

Douglas P-70 (A-20) Havoc

Curtiss XP-71

Republic XP-72

Hughes XP-73 (XF-11 / XA-37)

Fisher XP-75

Bell P-76 (XP-39E) Airacobra

Bell XP-77

North American XP-78 (XP-51B) Mustang

Northrop XP-79 Flying Ram

Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star

Convair XP-81

North American P-82 twin Mustang

Bell XP-83

McDonnell aircraft served in World War II

McDonnell XP-67 Moonbat

McDonnell FD-1 (FH-1) Phantom

McDonnell XHJD-1 Whirlaway

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Twin-engine fighter in World War II

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War -time U.S. experimental aircraft