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Author Topic: XP-67, P-67, F-67 Moonbat  (Read 5262 times)
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« on: July 07, 2009, 08:01:35 AM »

I can't believe there isn't already a dedicated thread, so here goes.

To start with, I've always thought the XP-67 lent itself to a jet conversion.  Here a couple of quick ideas:

Initial version:



Updated version with the benefit of swept wings:



More to follow/

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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2009, 08:04:57 AM »

With swept wings, it looks like an over-sized -262.  With turboprops, it might've made a good COIN machine for Vietnam.
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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2009, 09:17:32 AM »

I know I put these on my thread. But, what-the-hey I'll show them here too. Here are a couple Moonbat profiles I did.
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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2009, 11:49:44 AM »

Stick with propellers on it.  IT just looks better. 

Maybe convert to turbine engines or give it contra-rotating propellers. 

Better yet, a pair of propellers with as many blades as you can manage under that spinner.  Un-ducted Fans Baby! Or what ever they are using now for describing that concept.
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« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2009, 01:54:42 PM »

As a big fan of the Moonbat, I agree with all the above!! 



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« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2009, 12:33:11 AM »

Hi guys,
    love the MoonBat -- that red profile would make a great post-war Bendix Trophy racer !!
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« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2009, 04:26:12 PM »

In the old What if site, there was a section on stories revolving around What If aircraft.  I tried to access it the other day, because there was an excellent story about a P-67B nightfigher in Europe in WWII.  Is this old site gone forever?


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« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2009, 07:13:46 AM »

I think that burried engines like this and swept wings would make it look better..
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« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2009, 07:17:31 AM »

Very Cool cool has a 'Crimson Skies' Feel to it!!!!!!!! Can't wait to see More from You!!!!! Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Cheers!
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« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2009, 04:14:24 PM »

XP-67 predecessor from a thread on Secretprojects:
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,5992.0.html

Buried engines and pusher props.

Images from Mark Nankivil and Justo Miranda.

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« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2009, 12:01:14 AM »

that looks rather like the 3-seat Messerschmitt Me-329 -- used Me-410 wing shape reversed -- sadly only a wooden mockup was built.

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« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2009, 02:06:14 PM »

Hello everyone!

I am not exactly your average kind of model maker... True, I DO have tens of aircraft plastic models, including some rare ones, but they are still lying in a cupboard somewhere, for lack of space. All the built kits I took with me a few years ago from my previous address got damaged in the move... and it kind of pissed me off, so I don't know when I'll built my other models (hopefully we'll find a bigger house in a couple of years' time and I will have enough space to have my own workshop... (first on my "to do" list will be my Convair XF-92, Curtiss XP-55, Grumman XP-50 and Curtiss SC-1...)

Anyway, for the time being, I am a VIRTUAL model maker... I indulge in something I love just about as much as plastic: creating imaginary models or variants on my computer... I have no knowledge in 3D rendering, CG or whatever... so I do it the old fashioned way: in a graphics software using layers, filters, effects and my imagination.

Instead of a long presentation, I thought I ought be doing a special version of an aircraft I've loved all my life (got hooked on aircraft as a kid through my dad, an aviation buff who assembled several hundred plastic models). So here it is, my own Navy version of the McDonnell XP-67 Moonbat, which I chose to designate the XF2M-1 Manta... Why so? Well, as we know the later Phantom became FD (then FH), I thought that maybe the Navy could have considered at some point the use of the letter "M" for McDonnell, and reallocate the unused General Motors F2M designator, initially planned for a version of the Wildcat... As Bat or Moonbat was the USAAF version, Manta (which was the name of the Davis prototype that inspired the XP-67) seemed perfect for a naval version... and voilà!

An old would-be magazine clipping...



... and the "original" photograph...



Hope you like them!
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« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2009, 01:46:48 AM »

There has been no comment on my McDonnell Manta... Perhaps some of you might enjoy the colored version more? So here goes:

McDONNELL XF2M-1 MANTA



(Sorry about the propellers... they got sort of lost in translation... LOL...)
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« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2009, 03:16:23 AM »

Very Cool Manta Thumbs Up Thumbs Up why do i picture Deck crews getting her Ready and the 'Battle Stations' tone sounding as Crews Scramble to mount up??? Great Job, you may want to make it a Turbo Prop before going to Jets!!!!!!! stay cool!!!!!!!! Cheers!
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« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2009, 09:10:03 AM »

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Sorry about the propellers... they got sort of lost in translation... LOL...

*Wants to make a pun...... thinks better of it.......*

Love your Manta btw  Thumbs Up
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