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  • World War 2 U.S. X-Plane and Prototype Aircraft (1939-1945)

    World War 2 U.S. X-Plane and Prototype Aircraft (1939-1945)

    The United States was seemingly never short of both good and bad aircraft ideas during World War 2.





    There are a total of (68) World War 2 U.S. X-Plane and Prototype Aircraft (1939-1945) in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below by notable project year ascending - typically a first-flight. Flag images indicative of country of origin. This listing attempts to include all manner of x-plane, prototype, conceptual and test aircraft appearing during the timeline of World War 2 and those that may have appeared into 1946.



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    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Bell XFM Airacuda
    Bell XFM Airacuda
    Type: Bomber Interceptor / Bomber Destroyer / Heavy Fighter
     
    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing XB-15 (XBLR-1 / Grandpappy)
    Boeing XB-15 (XBLR-1 / Grandpappy)
    Type: Long Range Heavy Bomber Prototype
     
    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Curtiss XP-37 (Allison Hawk)
    Curtiss XP-37 (Allison Hawk)
    Type: Fighter Prototype
     
    1938
    Thumbnail picture of the Stearman XA-21
    Stearman XA-21
    Type: Ground Attack Aircraft Prototype
     
    1939
    Thumbnail picture of the Curtiss XP-42
    Curtiss XP-42
    Type: Prototype Fighter Aircraft
     
    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Bell XFL Airabonita
    Bell XFL Airabonita
    Type: Carrierborne Interceptor
     
    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Tucker XP-57 (Peashooter)
    Tucker XP-57 (Peashooter)
    Type: Bomber Interceptor / Fighter Proposal
     
    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Bell XP-52 (Model 16)
    Bell XP-52 (Model 16)
    Type: Twin-Boom Single-Seat Heavy Fighter Proposal
     
    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Douglas XP-48
    Douglas XP-48
    Type: Lightweight Fighter Proposal
     
    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Grumman XF5F Skyrocket
    Grumman XF5F Skyrocket
    Type: Shipborne Navy Fighter Prototype
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Vultee XP-68 Tornado (Swoose Goose)
    Vultee XP-68 Tornado (Swoose Goose)
    Type: Single-Seat, Twin-Boom Fighter Aircraft Proposal
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Douglas XB-19 (XBLR-2)
    Douglas XB-19 (XBLR-2)
    Type: Experimental Heavy Bomber Aircraft
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Curtiss XP-60
    Curtiss XP-60
    Type: Prototype Fighter Aircraft
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Northrop N-1M
    Northrop N-1M
    Type: Flying Wing Research Aircraft
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Grumman XP-50 (Skyrocket)
    Grumman XP-50 (Skyrocket)
    Type: Twin-Engine Fighter Prototype
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Curtiss XP-46
    Curtiss XP-46
    Type: Fighter Aircraft
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed XP-49
    Lockheed XP-49
    Type: High-Altitude Fighter Prototype
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Northrop N-9M
    Northrop N-9M
    Type: Flying Wing Prototype
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Vought V-173 (Flying Pancake)
    Vought V-173 (Flying Pancake)
    Type: Experimental Fighter Aircraft
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the North American XB-28 (Dragon)
    North American XB-28 (Dragon)
    Type: High-Altitude, Medium Fast Bomber Prototype
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed L-133 Starjet
    Lockheed L-133 Starjet
    Type: Single-Seat, Jet-Powered Fighter Proposal
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Martin XB-33 Super Marauder
    Martin XB-33 Super Marauder
    Type: Proposed High-Altitude Medium / Heavy Bomber
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Kaiser-Fleetwings XA-39
    Kaiser-Fleetwings XA-39
    Type: Ground Attack Aircraft Proposal
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Consolidated XB-41 Liberator
    Consolidated XB-41 Liberator
    Type: Bomber Escort Prototype Aircraft
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Republic XP-69
    Republic XP-69
    Type: High-Speed, High-Altitude Single-Seat Fighter Concept
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing XB-38 Flying Fortress
    Boeing XB-38 Flying Fortress
    Type: Strategic Heavy Bomber Aircraft Prototype
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing YB-40 Flying Fortress
    Boeing YB-40 Flying Fortress
    Type: Bomber Escort Prototype Aircraft
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Curtiss XP-40Q (Warhawk)
    Curtiss XP-40Q (Warhawk)
    Type: Single-Seat Monoplane Fighter Prototype
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Kaiser-Fleetwings BQ-2
    Kaiser-Fleetwings BQ-2
    Type: Expendable Unmanned Assault Drone / Flying Bomb Prototype
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Bell XP-59 (Model 20)
    Bell XP-59 (Model 20)
    Type: Twin-Boom Fighter Proposal
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed XB-30 (Model L-249)
    Lockheed XB-30 (Model L-249)
    Type: Four-Engined Heavy Bomber Aircraft Proposal
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Curtiss XP-62
    Curtiss XP-62
    Type: Fighter Aircraft Prototype
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Vought XF5U (Flying Flapjack)
    Vought XF5U (Flying Flapjack)
    Type: Experimental Fighter Aircraft
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Curtiss-Wright XP-71
    Curtiss-Wright XP-71
    Type: Heavy Fighter / Bomber Escort
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Hughes Model D-2 (XP-73 / XA-37)
    Hughes Model D-2 (XP-73 / XA-37)
    Type: Heavy Fighter / Fighter-Bomber / Fast Reconnaissance Prototype
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Brewster XA-32
    Brewster XA-32
    Type: Ground Attack / Dive Bomber Aircraft Prototype
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Northrop XP-56 Black Bullet
    Northrop XP-56 Black Bullet
    Type: Pursuit Fighter Prototype
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Vultee XP-54 Swoose Goose
    Vultee XP-54 Swoose Goose
    Type: Single-Seat, Twin-Boom Fighter Prototype Aircraft
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the McDonnell XP-67 Bat / Moonbat
    McDonnell XP-67 Bat / Moonbat
    Type: Long-Range Interceptor Prototype
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Fisher XP-75 / P-75 Eagle
    Fisher XP-75 / P-75 Eagle
    Type: Interceptor Prototype
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Curtiss-Wright XP-55 Ascender
    Curtiss-Wright XP-55 Ascender
    Type: Pursuit Fighter Prototype
     
    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the Beechcraft XA-38 Grizzly / Destroyer (Model 28)
    Beechcraft XA-38 Grizzly / Destroyer (Model 28)
    Type: Tactical / Heavy Attack Aircraft
     
    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the Republic XP-72 Ultrabolt
    Republic XP-72 Ultrabolt
    Type: Prototype High-Altitude Fighter / Interceptor
     
    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed XP-58 Chain Lightning
    Lockheed XP-58 Chain Lightning
    Type: High-Altitude Interceptor / Close Air Support Aircraft
     
    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the Curtiss XF14C
    Curtiss XF14C
    Type: Carrier-Borne Fighter Prototype
     
    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing XF8B
    Boeing XF8B
    Type: Carrier-Based Long-Range Fighter Prototype
     
    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the Bell XP-77
    Bell XP-77
    Type: Fighter Prototype
     
    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the Vultee XA-41
    Vultee XA-41
    Type: Dive Bomber / Low-Level Attack Aircraft
     
    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the Douglas XB-42 Mixmaster
    Douglas XB-42 Mixmaster
    Type: Experimental Pusher Bomber Aircraft
     
    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the Douglas XB-31 (Raidmaster) (Model 332)
    Douglas XB-31 (Raidmaster) (Model 332)
    Type: Super-Heavy Bomber Aircraft Design Proposal
     
    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing XB-39 (Spirit of Lincoln)
    Boeing XB-39 (Spirit of Lincoln)
    Type: Heavy Strategic Bomber Prototype Aircraft
     
    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the Douglas Model 423
    Douglas Model 423
    Type: Heavy Bomber Design Proposal
     
    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the Northrop XP-61E (Black Widow)
    Northrop XP-61E (Black Widow)
    Type: Long-Range Bomber Escort / Heavy Day Fighter Aircraft
     
    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the Goodyear F2G Super Corsair
    Goodyear F2G Super Corsair
    Type: Carrier-based Low-Altitude, High-Performance Fighter Prototype
     
    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the Douglas XTB2D Skypirate
    Douglas XTB2D Skypirate
    Type: Prototype Heavy Torpedo Bomber Aircraft
     
    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the Curtiss XF15C
    Curtiss XF15C
    Type: Mixed-Propulsion Navy Fighter Prototype
     
    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the Kaiser-Fleetwings XBTK
    Kaiser-Fleetwings XBTK
    Type: Prototype Dive Bomber / Torpedo Bomber
     
    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the Bell XP-83
    Bell XP-83
    Type: Jet-Powered Escort Fighter
     
    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the Hughes H-4 Hercules (Spruce Goose)
    Hughes H-4 Hercules (Spruce Goose)
    Type: Heavy-Lift Transport / Flying Boat Prototype
     
    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the Bell P-59 Airacomet
    Bell P-59 Airacomet
    Type: Jet-Powered Fighter Aircraft
     
    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the Northrop XP-79
    Northrop XP-79
    Type: Bomber-Rammer / Bomber-Interceptor
     
    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the Vultee XP-81
    Vultee XP-81
    Type: Mixed-Power Fighter Prototype Aircraft
     
    1946
    Thumbnail picture of the Hughes XR-11 / XF-11
    Hughes XR-11 / XF-11
    Type: Long-Range Photographic Reconnaissance Aircraft Prototype
     
    1946
    Thumbnail picture of the Republic XF-12 Rainbow
    Republic XF-12 Rainbow
    Type: Strategic Reconnaissance Aircraft
     
    1946
    Thumbnail picture of the Northrop XB-35 / YB-35
    Northrop XB-35 / YB-35
    Type: Flying Wing Strategic Bomber Prototype
     
    1946
    Thumbnail picture of the Republic P-47 (Turbobolt)
    Republic P-47 (Turbobolt)
    Type: Jet-Powered Fighter / Interceptor Aircraft Concept
     
    1947
    Thumbnail picture of the CONVAIR XB-46
    CONVAIR XB-46
    Type: Jet-Powered Medium Bomber Prototype
     
    1949
    Thumbnail picture of the CONVAIR XA-44 (XB-53)
    CONVAIR XA-44 (XB-53)
    Type: Attack Platform / Medium Bomber Proposal