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WW2 U.S. X-planes (1941-1945)

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

WW2 U.S. X-planes (1941-1945)

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

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There are a total of 88 WW2 U.S. X-planes (1941-1945) in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order (1-to-Z). Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily the primary operator.



Beechcraft XA-38 Grizzly / Destroyer
Tactical / Heavy Attack Aircraft Prototype
Picture of the Beechcraft XA-38 Grizzly / Destroyer
001
National Flag Graphic
1944
Bell Model 22
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Carrierborne Fighter Proposal
Picture of the Bell Model 22
002
National Flag Graphic
1941
Bell P-59 Airacomet
Jet-Powered Fighter Aircraft
Picture of the Bell P-59 Airacomet
003
National Flag Graphic
1945
Bell XFL Airabonita
Carrierborne Interceptor
Picture of the Bell XFL Airabonita
004
National Flag Graphic
1940
Bell XFM Airacuda
Bomber Interceptor / Bomber Destroyer / Heavy Fighter
Picture of the Bell XFM Airacuda
005
National Flag Graphic
1937
Bell XP-52 (Model 16)
Twin-Boom Single-Seat Heavy Fighter Proposal
Picture of the Bell XP-52 (Model 16)
006
National Flag Graphic
1940
Bell XP-59 (Model 20)
Twin-Boom Fighter Proposal
Picture of the Bell XP-59 (Model 20)
007
National Flag Graphic
1943
Bell XP-77
Fighter Prototype Aircraft
Picture of the Bell XP-77
008
National Flag Graphic
1944
Bell XP-83
Jet-Powered Escort Fighter Aircraft Prototype
Picture of the Bell XP-83
009
National Flag Graphic
1945
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
Four-Engined Heavy Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
0010
National Flag Graphic
1937
Boeing Model 394
Carrierborne Lightweight Fighter Proposal
Picture of the Boeing Model 394
0011
National Flag Graphic
1943
Boeing XB-15 (XBLR-1 / Grandpappy)
Long Range Heavy Bomber Prototype
Picture of the Boeing XB-15 (XBLR-1 / Grandpappy)
0012
National Flag Graphic
1937
Boeing XB-38 Flying Fortress
Strategic Heavy Bomber Aircraft Prototype
Picture of the Boeing XB-38 Flying Fortress
0013
National Flag Graphic
1943
Boeing XB-39 (Spirit of Lincoln)
Heavy Strategic Bomber Prototype Aircraft
Picture of the Boeing XB-39 (Spirit of Lincoln)
0014
National Flag Graphic
1944
Boeing XF8B
Carrier-Based Long-Range Fighter Prototype
Picture of the Boeing XF8B
0015
National Flag Graphic
1944
Boeing YB-40 Flying Fortress
Bomber Escort Prototype Aircraft
Picture of the Boeing YB-40 Flying Fortress
0016
National Flag Graphic
1943
Brewster XA-32
Ground Attack / Dive Bomber Aircraft Prototype
Picture of the Brewster XA-32
0017
National Flag Graphic
1943
Consolidated XB-41 Liberator
Bomber Escort Prototype Aircraft
Picture of the Consolidated XB-41 Liberator
0018
National Flag Graphic
1942
CONVAIR XA-44 (XB-53)
Attack Platform / Medium Bomber Proposal
Picture of the CONVAIR XA-44 (XB-53)
0019
National Flag Graphic
1949
CONVAIR XB-46
Jet-Powered Medium Bomber Prototype
Picture of the CONVAIR XB-46
0020
National Flag Graphic
1947
Curtiss P-304
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Jet-Powered Fighter Proposal
Picture of the Curtiss P-304
0021
National Flag Graphic
1945
Curtiss XA-40
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Light Bomber Proposal
Picture of the Curtiss XA-40
0022
National Flag Graphic
1943
Curtiss XF14C
Carrier-Borne Fighter Prototype
Picture of the Curtiss XF14C
0023
National Flag Graphic
1944
Curtiss XF15C
Mixed-Propulsion Navy Fighter Prototype
Picture of the Curtiss XF15C
0024
National Flag Graphic
1945
Curtiss XP-37 (Allison Hawk)
Fighter Prototype
Picture of the Curtiss XP-37 (Allison Hawk)
0025
National Flag Graphic
1937
Curtiss XP-40Q (Warhawk)
Single-Seat Monoplane Fighter Prototype Aircraft
Picture of the Curtiss XP-40Q (Warhawk)
0026
National Flag Graphic
1943
Curtiss XP-42
Prototype Fighter Aircraft
Picture of the Curtiss XP-42
0027
National Flag Graphic
1939
Curtiss XP-46
Fighter Aircraft Prototype
Picture of the Curtiss XP-46
0028
National Flag Graphic
1941
Curtiss XP-53 (Model 88)
Lightweight Monoplane Fighter Proposal
Picture of the Curtiss XP-53 (Model 88)
0029
National Flag Graphic
1940
Curtiss XP-60
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Prototype Fighter Aircraft
Picture of the Curtiss XP-60
0030
National Flag Graphic
1941
Curtiss XP-62
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Fighter Aircraft Prototype
Picture of the Curtiss XP-62
0031
National Flag Graphic
1943
Curtiss-Wright XP-55 Ascender
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Pursuit Fighter Prototype
Picture of the Curtiss-Wright XP-55 Ascender
0032
National Flag Graphic
1943
Curtiss-Wright XP-71
Twin-Engine Heavy Fighter / Bomber Escort Aircraft
Picture of the Curtiss-Wright XP-71
0033
National Flag Graphic
1943
Douglas Model 423
Heavy Bomber Design Proposal
Picture of the Douglas Model 423
0034
National Flag Graphic
1944
Douglas VTB (SD-114-6)
Carrierborne Attack Aircraft Proposal
Picture of the Douglas VTB (SD-114-6)
0035
National Flag Graphic
1939
Douglas XB-19 (XBLR-2)
Experimental Heavy Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Douglas XB-19 (XBLR-2)
0036
National Flag Graphic
1941
Douglas XB-31 (Raidmaster) (Model 332)
Super-Heavy Bomber Aircraft Design Proposal
Picture of the Douglas XB-31 (Raidmaster) (Model 332)
0037
National Flag Graphic
1944
Douglas XB-42 Mixmaster
Experimental Pusher Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Douglas XB-42 Mixmaster
0038
National Flag Graphic
1944
Douglas XP-48
Lightweight Single-Seat Point Defense Fighter Aircraft Proposal
Picture of the Douglas XP-48
0039
National Flag Graphic
1940
Douglas XTB2D Skypirate
Prototype Heavy Torpedo Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Douglas XTB2D Skypirate
0040
National Flag Graphic
1945
Fisher XP-75 / P-75 Eagle
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Interceptor Prototype
Picture of the Fisher XP-75 / P-75 Eagle
0041
National Flag Graphic
1943
Goodyear F2G Super Corsair
Carrier-based Low-Altitude, High-Performance Fighter Prototype
Picture of the Goodyear F2G Super Corsair
0042
National Flag Graphic
1945
Grumman XF5F Skyrocket
Shipborne Navy Fighter Prototype
Picture of the Grumman XF5F Skyrocket
0043
National Flag Graphic
1940
Grumman XP-50 (Skyrocket)
Twin-Engine Fighter Prototype Aircraft
Picture of the Grumman XP-50 (Skyrocket)
0044
National Flag Graphic
1941
Grumman XTB2F-1 (G-55)
Twin-Engine Carrierborne Navy Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Grumman XTB2F-1 (G-55)
0045
National Flag Graphic
1945
Grumman XTSF-1 (G-66)
Twin-Seat, Twin-Engine Carrierborne Torpedo Bomber Proposal
Picture of the Grumman XTSF-1 (G-66)
0046
National Flag Graphic
1945
Hughes H-4 Hercules (Spruce Goose)
Heavy-Lift Transport / Flying Boat Prototype
Picture of the Hughes H-4 Hercules (Spruce Goose)
0047
National Flag Graphic
1945
Hughes Model D-2 (XP-73 / XA-37)
Heavy Fighter / Fighter-Bomber / Fast Reconnaissance Prototype
Picture of the Hughes Model D-2 (XP-73 / XA-37)
0048
National Flag Graphic
1943
Hughes XR-11 / XF-11
Long-Range Photographic Reconnaissance Aircraft Prototype
Picture of the Hughes XR-11 / XF-11
0049
National Flag Graphic
1946
Kaiser-Fleetwings BQ-2
Expendable Unmanned Assault Drone / Flying Bomb Prototype
Picture of the Kaiser-Fleetwings BQ-2
0050
National Flag Graphic
1943
Kaiser-Fleetwings Model 47 (Squirt)
Carrierborne Mixed-Propulsion Attack Aircraft Proposal
Picture of the Kaiser-Fleetwings Model 47 (Squirt)
0051
National Flag Graphic
1944
Kaiser-Fleetwings XA-39
Ground Attack Aircraft Proposal
Picture of the Kaiser-Fleetwings XA-39
0052
National Flag Graphic
1942
Kaiser-Fleetwings XBTK
Prototype Dive Bomber / Torpedo Bomber
Picture of the Kaiser-Fleetwings XBTK
0053
National Flag Graphic
1945
Lockheed L-133 Starjet
Single-Seat, Jet-Powered Fighter Proposal
Picture of the Lockheed L-133 Starjet
0054
National Flag Graphic
1942
Lockheed XB-30 (Model L-249)
Four-Engined Heavy Bomber Aircraft Proposal
Picture of the Lockheed XB-30 (Model L-249)
0055
National Flag Graphic
1943
Lockheed XP-49
High-Altitude Fighter Prototype
Picture of the Lockheed XP-49
0056
National Flag Graphic
1942
Lockheed XP-58 Chain Lightning
High-Altitude Interceptor / Close Air Support Aircraft
Picture of the Lockheed XP-58 Chain Lightning
0057
National Flag Graphic
1944
Martin Model 179
Twin-Engine Medium Bomber Proposal
Picture of the Martin Model 179
0058
National Flag Graphic
1939
Martin Model 194
Four-Engined, Long-Range Heavy Bomber Proposal
Picture of the Martin Model 194
0059
National Flag Graphic
1943
Martin Model 201
Tactical Attack Aircraft Proposal
Picture of the Martin Model 201
0060
National Flag Graphic
1943
Martin XB-27 (Model 182)
High-Altitude Medium Bomber Proposal
Picture of the Martin XB-27 (Model 182)
0061
National Flag Graphic
1939
Martin XB-33 Super Marauder
Proposed High-Altitude Medium / Heavy Bomber
Picture of the Martin XB-33 Super Marauder
0062
National Flag Graphic
1942
McDonnell XP-67 Bat / Moonbat
Long-Range Interceptor Prototype
Picture of the McDonnell XP-67 Bat / Moonbat
0063
National Flag Graphic
1943
North American NA-116
Four-Engined Heavy Bomber Proposal
Picture of the North American NA-116
0064
National Flag Graphic
1943
North American XB-28 (Dragon)
High-Altitude, Medium Fast Bomber Prototype
Picture of the North American XB-28 (Dragon)
0065
National Flag Graphic
1942
Northrop N-1M
Flying Wing Research Aircraft
Picture of the Northrop N-1M
0066
National Flag Graphic
1941
Northrop N-9M
Flying Wing Prototype Aircraft
Picture of the Northrop N-9M
0067
National Flag Graphic
1942
Northrop XB-35 / YB-35
Flying Wing Strategic Bomber Prototype
Picture of the Northrop XB-35 / YB-35
0068
National Flag Graphic
1946
Northrop XP-56 Black Bullet
Pursuit Fighter Prototype
Picture of the Northrop XP-56 Black Bullet
0069
National Flag Graphic
1943
Northrop XP-61E (Black Widow)
Long-Range Bomber Escort / Heavy Day Fighter Aircraft
Picture of the Northrop XP-61E (Black Widow)
0070
National Flag Graphic
1945
Northrop XP-79
Bomber-Rammer / Bomber-Interceptor
Picture of the Northrop XP-79
0071
National Flag Graphic
1945
Republic P-44 (Rocket)
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Pursuit Fighter / Interceptor Aircraft
Picture of the Republic P-44 (Rocket)
0072
National Flag Graphic
1940
Republic P-47 (Turbobolt)
Jet-Powered Fighter / Interceptor Aircraft Concept
Picture of the Republic P-47 (Turbobolt)
0073
National Flag Graphic
1946
Republic XF-12 Rainbow
Strategic Reconnaissance Aircraft
Picture of the Republic XF-12 Rainbow
0074
National Flag Graphic
1946
Republic XP-47H Thunderbolt
High-Performance Fighter Prototype Aircraft
Picture of the Republic XP-47H Thunderbolt
0075
National Flag Graphic
1945
Republic XP-69
High-Speed, High-Altitude Single-Seat Fighter Concept
Picture of the Republic XP-69
0076
National Flag Graphic
1943
Republic XP-72 Ultrabolt
Prototype High-Altitude Fighter / Interceptor
Picture of the Republic XP-72 Ultrabolt
0077
National Flag Graphic
1944
Stearman XA-21
Ground Attack Aircraft Prototype
Picture of the Stearman XA-21
0078
National Flag Graphic
1938
Tucker XP-57 (Peashooter)
Bomber Interceptor / Fighter Proposal
Picture of the Tucker XP-57 (Peashooter)
0079
National Flag Graphic
1940
Vought V-173 (Flying Pancake)
Experimental Fighter Aircraft
Picture of the Vought V-173 (Flying Pancake)
0080
National Flag Graphic
1942
Vought V-340
Single-Seat, Jet-Powered Carrierbased Fighter Aircraft Proposal
Picture of the Vought V-340
0081
National Flag Graphic
1946
Vought VS-302
Twin-Engine Medium Bomber Proposal
Picture of the Vought VS-302
0082
National Flag Graphic
1939
Vought VS-319
Carrierborne Attack Aircraft Proposal
Picture of the Vought VS-319
0083
National Flag Graphic
1941
Vought XF5U (Flying Flapjack)
Experimental Fighter Aircraft
Picture of the Vought XF5U (Flying Flapjack)
0084
National Flag Graphic
1943
Vultee XA-41
Dive Bomber / Low-Level Attack Aircraft
Picture of the Vultee XA-41
0085
National Flag Graphic
1944
Vultee XP-54 Swoose Goose
Single-Seat, Twin-Boom Fighter Prototype Aircraft
Picture of the Vultee XP-54 Swoose Goose
0086
National Flag Graphic
1943
Vultee XP-68 Tornado (Swoose Goose)
Single-Seat, Twin-Boom Fighter Aircraft Proposal
Picture of the Vultee XP-68 Tornado (Swoose Goose)
0087
National Flag Graphic
1941
Vultee XP-81
Mixed-Power Fighter Prototype Aircraft
Picture of the Vultee XP-81
0088
National Flag Graphic
1945




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