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McDonnell XP-67
« on: May 14, 2012, 08:20:46 AM »
Wikipedia - McDonnell XP-67 (Model I)

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Not many models of this subject available.  I recall some company offering a vacu-form kit in 1/72nd scale and there is the incredibly expensive resin Collectaire kit in 1/48th scale.  With only one XP-67 actually built and subsequently destroyed by an engine fire I doubt we will ever see an injection molded kit. 
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Re: McDonnell XP-67
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2012, 09:33:26 AM »
I have seen derivatives of it somewhere (jet?), I don't remember precisely, sorry.

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Re: McDonnell XP-67
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2012, 11:25:49 AM »
Built it in 1/144 resin (anigrand) and to make sure it was a little bit whiffed, I discarded the badly cast "clear" birdcage canopy for a nice clear Eduard bubble top one from the boneyard. Loved the lines on the "Moonbat", Blackbird aerodynamic lines with late 30's piston power.


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Re: McDonnell XP-67
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2012, 11:41:07 AM »
If ever there was 1/72 Styrene XP-67:  Like to build 5 or 6 bladed turbo-prop.      Also as pure jet. B-57 engines?

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Re: McDonnell XP-67
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2012, 07:25:13 PM »
I have seen derivatives of it somewhere (jet?), I don't remember precisely, sorry.


This perhaps?



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Re: McDonnell XP-67
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2012, 09:41:59 PM »
If ever there was 1/72 Styrene XP-67: 

I have a vacuform 'styrene' 1/72 XP-67 in the stash, Aeroclub even does some white metal u/c for it, props to I think.

The book PAK-20, says Czechmasters does or will do one, and a similar note for MPM. The one I have is a Rareplane kit.

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Re: McDonnell XP-67
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2012, 01:16:07 AM »
thanks GTX! :-* :-*

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Re: McDonnell XP-67
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2012, 01:36:44 AM »
If ever there was 1/72 Styrene XP-67:
I have a vacuform 'styrene' 1/72 XP-67 in the stash, Aeroclub even does some white metal u/c for it, props to I think.

The book PAK-20, says Czechmasters does or will do one, and a similar note for MPM. The one I have is a Rareplane kit.

My preference would be for something in 1/48th scale at the minimum that was affordable.  :)

I can see a what if F-67 in markings and color scheme for some unit operating from an airfield in Alaska sporting the high-visibility arctic red markings on a natural metal finish.  Other variations on that theme would be something in all-black with a second crew station for an observer or radar operator and all black night fighter or interdiction scheme such as that worn by the A-26 Invador in Korea or the P-61 Black Widow.   

The frameless canopy is a definite must-have for any F-67/P-67. 
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Re: McDonnell XP-67
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2012, 02:02:44 AM »
I think I see where they got the wings for the Banshee from...
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Re: McDonnell XP-67
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2012, 04:09:30 AM »
Think about a butterfly V tail too.

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Re: McDonnell XP-67
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2012, 11:05:42 AM »
I have a 1/48 Collect-aire one in my stash...runs for the door before the modelling knives hit him! :-X
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Re: McDonnell XP-67
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2012, 05:21:30 AM »
The book PAK-20, says Czechmasters does or will do one, and a similar note for MPM.

Czechmaster advertised it but I never found one so I think it was yet another of their Cancelled Projects --- I would still get one if it was done.

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Re: McDonnell XP-67
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2013, 09:40:56 AM »
Every time I see this aircraft two movie characters come to mind:  Indiana Jones or Batman.
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Re: McDonnell XP-67
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2013, 10:41:39 PM »
The Czechmaster one is a very old one, I've built it recently. The fuselage/wing is in one piece sans tail feathers so it's a quick easy build. My canopy had gone a bit iffy due to age so I had to fiddle it a bit !

Anigrand do a 1/72 one, again it's in the stash

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Re: McDonnell XP-67
« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2021, 12:36:43 PM »
Merlin V-1650 powered P-67C proposal from McDonnell, 38 page pdf.

https://docdro.id/ZbGgtWb

It shows various armament configurations including eight 37mm cannon,
two in each wing-root and four on the belly under a fairing. 
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Re: McDonnell XP-67
« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2021, 04:59:04 PM »
So sweet  8)

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Re: McDonnell XP-67
« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2021, 09:06:22 PM »
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Re: McDonnell XP-67
« Reply #17 on: September 29, 2021, 09:33:39 PM »
Hmmmm!  doable too   :smiley: :smiley: :smiley: :smiley: nice find Jon.