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#11 MrMotorHead72

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 09:16 AM

My Grandfather was a test pilot assigned to the "Special Weapons Division" at Wright Field (Wright-Patterson AFB). He was flying the XP-60C serial #42-79424 when it experienced a mechanical failure (I think it was a problem with the contrarotating propellers) that caused a forced landing resulting in him being in the hospital and off flight status for 6 weeks. The XP-60C serial #42-79424 was a write off.

#12 Romantic Technofreak

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 03:30 PM

New pictures.

XP-42. Original source is given.
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XP-46 from the XUsenet Picture Archive again.
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XP-60C from a Flickr account.
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XP-62 also from a Flickr account.
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XF-14C from the Nhungdoicanh blog.
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Regards, RT

#13 Rick65

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:56 AM

For another perspective
http://planesandpilo...om/Curtiss.html

Part 1 of two articles titled
Curtiss Wright Failures, 1937 to 1945





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