Aeroplane Monthly 1979-11
B.Gunston - Prototype pursuits
The third XP-55 Ascender, 42-78847, which crashed during a demonstration at Wright Field late in the war.
XP-55 (№ 42-78846) во время полета в районе базы Райт Филд
The Curtiss XP-55 Ascender Experimental Single-seat Fighter serialled 278846 (Allison V-1710-95 engine) is the sole survivor of the three XP-55s built.
Head-on view of the Ascender. Note the nose-mounted guns.
"Ass-end” view of the Ascender.