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    For the crapplane lovers : Starting off with my favorite Caproni Ca.165




    Not a chance to see any of them in FB....but they would be cool! Many more here:
    http://www.1000aircraftphotos.com/APS/APS.htm
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    For the crapplane lovers : Starting off with my favorite Caproni Ca.165




    Not a chance to see any of them in FB....but they would be cool! Many more here:
    http://www.1000aircraftphotos.com/APS/APS.htm
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    Good site. Thanks

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    The middle of the USAAF ones...I'm pretty certain that was a prototype that Grumman built that eventually evolved into the F7F Tigercat which was an excellent airplane by all rights. It missed the war but it would have been absolutely amazing in combat if it had been earlier or the war had lasted longer and it also saw action in Korea.


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    Its a Grumman XP-50. I know nothing about it except it looks cool. It seems to been intended as a USAAF version of XF5F-1 Skyrocket. But i found some other info searching on google:

    "The XP-50 (Ser No. 40-3057) flew for the first time on February 18, 1941, with Grumman test pilot Robert L. Hall at the controls. Early tests were encouraging, and the XP-50 handled much better than did the XF5F-1. Furthermore, the supercharged engines of the XP-50 gave it a much better performance at medium and high altitudes. However, on May 14, 1941 the XP-50 experienced an inflight turbosupercharger explosion while on a flight over Long Island Sound, and pilot Robert Hall was forced to parachute to safety. The loss of the aircraft brought an abrupt end to the XP-50 program. "

    But it sure resembles a F7F in some ways.
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    Gr8 Pics Cheers S!

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