1/72 scale Curtiss XP-62 - Powerful fighter with powerful B-29 engine

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#AA-2076   1/72 scale  Curtiss XP-62  Powerful fighter with powerful B-29 engine

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Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

27 resin parts

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Vac-formed canopy & Decal

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Span 226 mm

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Length 167 mm

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Unit price: US$48

Shipping charge: US$6.00

Each model kit contents 1 set of decal. Extra decals can also be ordered.

Extra decal

US$0.50

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Aircraft History and Specification

In January 1941, the USAAC issued a requirement for a new heavily-armed, high-performance interceptor fighter. The fighter was to be powered by the under developed 2300 hp Wright "Duplex Cyclone" twin-row radial engine. This was the heaviest engine to be mounted in a fighter, and was the same engine to power the B-29 bomber. Built-in armament was comprised no less than eight 20-mm cannon. Curtiss proposal was submitted to the Army in April 1941. In June, the Army ordered two prototypes under the designation XP-62. The USAAC placed an order for 100 P-62s in May 1942, but then cancelled that order in July. The cancellation was issued because the P-62 production would have interfered with the Curtiss licensed production of essential P-47 Thunderbolt. Even though the Army really had no need for a high performance interceptor, the XP-62 project was continues. The XP-62 had its first flight in July 1943. Flight testing proceeded slowly due to the XP-62's low priority, and in the autumn of 1943 it was scrapped.

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High altitude interceptor fighter

To meet USAAC requirement for a heavily armed single seat interceptor

53ft.7in.

39ft.6in.

16ft.3in.

1x Wright Cyclone R-3350-17 radial engine

448 mph

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8x 20mm cannon

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Model References

The Curtiss XP-62 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

Curtiss fighter served in World War II

Curtiss YP-37

Curtiss P-40 Warhawk

Curtiss XP-42

Curtiss XP-46

Curtiss XP-53

Curtiss XP-55 Ascender

Curtiss XP-60

Curtiss XP-62

Curtiss XP-71

Curtiss XF14C-1

Curtiss XF15C-1

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Contra-rotating propeller aircraft in World War II

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War -time U.S. experimental aircraft