Bell XP-83 (Anigrand, Resin)

TYPE: Long range escort fighter


POWER PLANT: Two General Electric J33-GE 5 turbojets, rated at 1,835 kp each

PERFORMANCE: 522 mph at 15,700 ft

COMMENT: The early USAAF jet fighters consumed fuel at a great rate which limited their range and endurance drastically. In early 1944 the USAAF requested the Bell Company, who built the first American jet fighter, the Bell P-59 Airacomet, to design a fighter with increased endurance. A contract for two prototypes was awarded, but apart from range, the XP-83 was inferior to the Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star. So the XP-83 project was cancelled after the WW II. (Wikipedia)