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The Northrop XP-56 "Black Bullet" was one of three responses to a 1940 proposal for a high-speed, heavily armed fighter aircraft.

This distinctive design included a rear-mounted Pratt & Whitney R-2800-9 engine driving counter rotating propellers pushing the aircraft from the rear. Long, swept wings with an anhedral kink at the outer edge provided a stark contrast to the stubby, bullet-like fuselage. Further oddities on the second prototype included the absence of a rudder. Instead, directional steering was supplied by blown-air jets in the wingtips!

As implausible as the design might sound, two XP-56 prototypes were built and flown. The first was irreparably damaged after its fourth flight in October, 1943. The second prototype flew on ten occasions, and survives today at the National Air and Space Museum.

Northrop XP-56 Black Bullet
Northrop XP-56 Black Bullet Quantity in Basket: None
Code: CZM4808
Price: $34.95
Shipping Weight: 3.00 pounds

Northrop XP-56 Black Bullet
Plastic model kit.
Scale 1/48
Manufacturer: Czech Models

Czech Model's 1/48 scale XP-56 Black Bullet comprises 31 parts in grey styrene, 30 parts in cream-coloured resin, two vacuform canopies (a spare is provided) and decals for the single aircraft.

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