The Curtiss XP-46 was designed as a possible successor to the Curtiss P-40,from which it was developed. Among the noticeable ways in which the XP-46 differed from the P-40 was the inwardly-retracting flush landing gear, a lower cockpit canopy, and a ventral ducted radiator located beneath the cockpit. Only two prototypes were built and tests with this design did not justify further development.
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(updated February 2009)
Type: single-seat fighter Crew: 1 Armament: two .50 cal machine guns in the nose eight .30 cal machine guns in the wings Specifications: (Check back in the future for the specs)
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