Carrier-Based Jet Proposal

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This design for a fast carrier-based jet fighter was put forward by Grumman in November 1944. This small cantilever-winged fighter was to be armed with either 4 20mm cannon or 6 0.5 in machine guns across the nose. The wings were not of the folding type. The aircraft was to be powered by a single Westinghouse 24C jet engine delivering 3000lb of thrust. It is not clear why this promising project was cancelled.

Source: American Secret Projects - Fighters and Interceptors 1945-1978, Tony Buttler

Span: 9.9m (32' 6") Length: 10.0m (32' 11") Max. Speed: 861 km/h (535 mph)