Category Archives: Projects

Projects

Boeing P. 360 Flying Flapjack (Unicraft, Resin)

TYPE: Carrier-based STOL-fighter project

ACCOMMODATION: Pilot only

POWER PLANT: Not available

PERFORMANCE: Not available

COMMENT: There is some evidence that in the mid 1940’s the Boeing Company was working on a fighter project , named Project B.360, with an oval shaped wing, well suited for Short Take-Off/Landing (STOL) operations on carrier decks. The forerunner was the Chance Vought V-173 Flying Pancake demonstrator as well as the two prototypes of the Chance Vought XF5U-1. The B.390 differed from the Vought design in powering with one piston engine driving counter-rotating three-bladed propellers at the airplane‘s nose. No further details are known as well as the designation Boeing XF9B Flying Flapjack remains unclear.

Chance Vought Jet Skimmer (Unicraft)

TYPE: Carrier-borne STOL-fighter

ACCOMMODATION: Pilot only

POWER PLANT: Two Westinghouse J 34-WE-30 turbojet, rated at 760 kp each

PERFORMANCE: Not available

COMMENT: Projected  jet version of the piston engine powered XF5U-1. No further details available