Convair XP-81 (Anigrand, Resin)

TYPE: Long-Range Escort Fighter


POWER PLANT: One General Electric XT31-GE-1 turboprop, rated at 2,300 h.p. and one Allison J 33-GE-5 turbojet, rated at 703 kp

PERFORMANCE: 507 m.p.h. at 30,000 ft

COMMENT: For the long distances in the Pacific Area a long-range fighter was needed. The combination of a turboprop in the nose and a turbojet in the rear fuselage was promising: The turboprop would be used for endurance cruising and the turbojet to boost performance in the action area. Two prototypes were ordered but only one completed and flown