The Fisher P-75 Eagle is an USAAF experimental aircraft of World War Two that actually entered limited production. It was designed to use airframe components from existing aircraft, and harness the power of the incredible Allison V-3420 twin-vee 24-cylinder engine.
A sheep ranching ATP friend of mine once said that a llama looks like a horse designed by committee. So it can be said of the XP-75 which flew with Curtis P-40 wings, a Douglas SBD Dauntless rear fuselage, and the undercarriage from the F4U Corsair. Needless to say, this arraignment was unsatisfactory, and the design was completely reworked into the rather stunningly good looking P-75A. However, the Allison V-3420 was balky and its pairing with the Fisher airframe did not surpass established USAAF fighters. Only a handful of Eagles were built.
National Museum of USAF has restored the last one built and displays it in their R&D hanger, along with an Allison V-3420. This is how they looked on 10 July 2012.
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