Jet Plane with a Propeller (Jun, 1946)

The pieces of an XP-81 are currently in storage at the National Museum of the Air Force.

Latest Jet Plane is this new Consolidated Vultee XP-81, the first plane ever to fly with a gas turbine engine designed for propeller drive. Powered by a gas turbine engine in the nose and a jet engine in the tail, the sleek fighter will fly at a speed of more than 500 mph. At the right is a cutaway sketch showing the placement of the turbine and jet engine.

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