Chance Vought XF5U-1 Flying Flapjack (Hasegawa)

TYPE: Carrier-based fighter


POWER PLANT: Pratt & Whitney R-2000-2 Twin Wasp, rated at 1,350 h.p.

PERFORMANCE: 475 m.p.h. at 28,000 ft (estimated)

COMMENT: This flat, disc-shaped experimental Short Take-Off/Landing (STOL) design was a development of the V-173 Flying Pancake. Although with promising characteristics the US Navy turned to the upcoming jet planes. Only two examples were built, non of them lifted into the air