This Day in Aviation History

February 11th, 1945
First flight of the Consolidated Vultee XP-81.

The Consolidated Vultee XP-81 (later redesignated ZXF-81) was a development of the Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation to build a single seat, long range escort fighter that combined use of both a turbojet and a turboprop engines. Although promising, the lack of a suitable engine combined with the end of World War II doomed the project….

Wikipedia, Consolidated Vultee XP-81:

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