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    Default Curtiss Wright Ascender

    The Curtiss Wright Ascender first flew in 1943 and had some innovative design ideas. I originally drew this XP55 about 15 years ago from an old black and white but never finished it. Found the plane drawing on an old disk I was looking through. So I thought I would finish it off as a "what if". Three were built but never performed well with the design being dropped in favor of the new jet aircraft. The last one crashing at an air show killing both pilot and 4 civilians.
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    Default Re: Curtiss Wright Ascender

    Interesting design! Nice drawing, Gray.

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    Default Re: Curtiss Wright Ascender

    Love the rich metal colors.
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    Default Re: Curtiss Wright Ascender

    Brilliant.
    Looks as thought they're in a dog fight?!

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    Default Re: Curtiss Wright Ascender

    Thank you gentlemen, for your comments.

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    Default Re: Curtiss Wright Ascender

    A fantastic drawing Gray!
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    Default Re: Curtiss Wright Ascender

    Thanks so much, Egg.

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    Default Re: Curtiss Wright Ascender

    Great drawing Gray. The design of that aircraft looks for the time, futuristic.

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    Default Re: Curtiss Wright Ascender

    Thanks Stygg, it was an interesting design for the 40's.

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    Looks good Gray, odd design of that plane in my opinion.
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