Bell XP-77: The american wooden midget.

Conceived when it was thought strategic materials shortages could be insight (they weren’t) and with a concept already proved wrong in other countries, the XP-77 had very few possibilities. On top of that ad subcontractor problems; engine overheating/lack of performance; dubious stability and you get the picture.

One of the prototypes near a B-29 as a graphic demonstration of the XP-77 real size. Quite pretty, but Americans do big things better.

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3 thoughts on “Bell XP-77: The american wooden midget.

  1. Pingback: Bell XP-77: Didn’t measure up. | The Dreamy Dodo

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