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 turbojet and 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: http://gstv.us/1nZKGDD
For further reading, please check out Military Factory’s article: http://gstv.us/1nZKCDH
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