This is the sole surviving Curtiss XP-55 Ascender, number 2 prototype.
These were taken as we organised parts so that people from Kalamazoo Air Museum could see the plane and decide if they want to restore it (they are). Sorry about the darkness of some of these.
Some parts like those that are bare aluminum are covered in a protective coat put on before storage, hence the gold color. ONWARDS!!!!
ok, here it is, the XP-55
I guess we'll continue the exterior photo trend then first.
the spinner, in two pieces, notice the cooling type fan blades and the canard
a rear shot and the serial number
and the logo under the cockpit
um....i think thats all exterior shots....
the forward gun bay, this prototype had instruments and lead ballast in instead