1/72 scale Curtiss-Wright X-19 (XC-143) Tri-services VTOL X-plane

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#AA-2005   1/72 scale  Curtiss-Wright X-19 (XC-143)  Tilt-props VTOL X-plane experiment


Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

25 resin parts


Vac-formed canopy & Decal


Span 91 mm


Length 188 mm


Unit price: US$38

Shipping charge: US$5.00

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

Extra decal


Extra canopy



Aircraft History and Specification

In 1958, Curtiss-Wright started the four passengers VTOL commercial aircraft program without any government support. It was designed with a tilting propeller at each wing tip that a nacelle could rotate in pointing vertical for take off & landing and pointing horizontal for cruise. When the two prototypes were almost completed, Curtiss-Wright decided to offer these two aircrafts to the Air Force for VTOL technologies development of the Tri-service military needs. Under the Air Force agreement, three prototypes would be built, designated X-19. Two for flight tests and one for structural testing. The first prototype first flight in November 1963. Many problems surfaced during the following months. Two years later it was crashed by parts failures and pilot's error. The Air Force still wanted to test the 2nd prototype. However, Curtiss-Wright saw no future business in civil VTOL transport and ended the program. The first X-19 completed test flight total of 3.85 hours and the 2nd X-19 was never flown.










Experimental VTOL cargo transport aircraft

To demonstrate tilt-propeller VTOL transport configuration




2x Lycomimg T55-L-5 turbo-shaft

454 mph




Model References

The Curtiss-Wright X-19 is suitable to group with the following collection series.

U.S. X-planes experiment before 2000

Bell X1

Bell X-2

Douglas X-3 Stilletto

Northrop X-4 Bantam

Bell X-5

Convair X-6

Lockheed X-7

Aerojet General X-8 Aerobee

Bell X-9 Shrike

North Ameriacn X-10

Convair X-11 Atlas A

Convair X-12 Atlas B

Ryan X-13 Vertijet

Bell X-14

Northrop American X-15

Bell X-16 Bald Eagle

Lockheed X-17

Hiller X-18

Curtiss-Wright X-19

Boeing X-20 Dyna-Soar

Northrop X-21A

Bell X-22A

Martin Mariette X-23A PRIME

Martin Mariette X-24A

Bensen X-25

Schweizer X-26A / Lockheed X-26B Q-Star

Lockheed X-27 Lancer

Pereira X-28A Osprey

Grumman X-29A

Rockwell International X-30A

Rockwell International / MBB X-31A

Boeing X-32A

Lockheed X-33A

Orbital Sciences X-34 RLV

Lockheed Martin X-35A

McDonnell Douglas X-36

Boeing X-37 SMV

Scale-Composites X-38 CRV

U.S.A.F. X-39 (unknown)

Boeing X-40A SMV

Boeing X-41 CAV

Orbital Sciences X-42 USFEx

Micro Craft X-43A Hyper-X

Lockheed Martin / NASA X-44 Manta

Boeing X-45A UCAV

Boeing X-46

Northrop Grumman X-47 Pegasus

Boeing / NASA X-48

X-49 (unknown)

Boeing / DARPA X-50 Dragonfly

U.S. Tri-Service VTOL transport competition in 1961

Hiller X-18

Curtiss-Wright X-19 (XC-143)

Bell X-22


U.S. VTOL experimental aircraft


Post war U.S. Transport aircraft 1946 ~ 1962

Douglas XC-112 (C-54) Liftmaster

Curtiss XC-113 (C-46G) Commando

Douglas XC-114 (C-54) Skymaster

Douglas XC-115 (C-54) Skymaster

Douglas XC-116 (C-54) Skymaster II

Douglas C-117 (C-47) Skytrain II

Douglas C-118A (R6D-1 / C-54) Liftmaster

Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar

Fairchild XC-120 Packplane

Lockheed C-121 Constellation

Chase YC-122 (XCG-18A) Avitruc

Fairchild C-123 Provider

Douglas C-124 Globemaster II

Northrop YC-125 Radier

Cessna LC-126

DeHavilland C-127 (L-20 / U-6) Beaver

Fairchild C-128 (C-119D)

Douglas YC-129 Super Dakota

Lockheed C-130 Hercules

Convair C-131 Samaritan

Douglas XC-132

Douglas C-133 Cargomaster

Stroukoff C-134 (C-123B) Pantobase

Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker

Fairchild C-136 (C-123B)

Boeing VC-137 Air Force One

Fairchild C-138 (F-27)

Lockheed SC-139 (P2V-1) Neptune

Lockheed C-140 Jetstar

Lockheed C-141 Starlifter

Ling-Temco-Vought XC-142

Curtiss-Wright XC-143 (X-19)