The Ascender Database at iModeler

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XP-55 Ascender, 1/48 Modelsvit Kit

In the late 1930’s the US Army Air Corp put out proposal R-40C for development of a new type and style of fighter. The way the proposal was worded it encouraged designers to think outside the box and the competitors definitely did that. [...]

1/72 MPM XP-55 Ascender

In 1939, the US Army issued Proposal R-40C seeking unconventional aircraft designs that would achieve superior performance, armament, and pilot visibility over existing models. Specifically, the aircraft would need to operate from a [...]

Prototype: Curtiss XP-55 AscenderModelsvit 1/48

Another one completed for the shelf, this time another popular kit from Modelsvit, the Curtiss XP-55 Ascender. This plane is unique for a number of reasons, but most obvious is its swept wing profile and its rear facing pusher prop. I [...]

Modelsvit 1/48 Curtiss XP-55 "Ascender"

History The Curtiss XP-55 Ascender was a response to Circular Proposal R-40C, issued on November 27, 1939, which called for a fighter more effective than any currently operational - with a superior top speed, rate of climb, [...]

New kit news – Modelsvit 1/48 Curtiss XP-55 Ascender

Modelsvit of Ukraine mark their first foray into 1/48 US aviation subjects. Their newest kit is the unique 1/48 Curtiss XP-55 Ascender's ( kit no. # 4808). It is now in production, and comes complete with 6 injection-moulded sprues, PE [...]