Modelsvit has announced the upcoming release of a new tool XP-55 Ascender model kit in 1/48 scale.
The aircraft, built by Curtiss-Wright, performed its maiden flight in 1943 but its performance was found to be lacking. Only three examples of the type were built – two of which were destroyed in crashes. The third is currently on long-term loan from Kalamazoo, Michigan’s Air Zoo to the National Air & Space Museum in Washington DC.
The kit (4808) is the company’s first in a new series focusing on experimental U.S. aircraft and will reportedly include a PE sheet, adhesive masks, two canopy options, detailed cabin and two marking variants. A release date has not yet been announced.
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