The XP-50, Grumman Model G-41, was based on the Navy XF5F-1 carrier plane modified for a tricycle landing gear. The aircraft was runner-up for the Air Corps Circular Proposal 39-775 competition won by the Lockheed P-49.
The XP-50 crashed into the Long Island Sound on May 14, 1941, during a test flight after the right engine's turbo-supercharger exploded. Further development of the aircraft was halted and design continued on the XP-65, an improved version of the XP-50.
TECHNICAL NOTES (some are estimated values as aircraft crashed before testing was completed): Armament: Two 20mm cannon and two .50-cal. machine guns Engines: Two Wright R-1820-67/69 radials of 1,200 hp each Maximum speed: 424 mph at 25,000 ft. Service ceiling: 40,000 ft. Range: 585 miles Span: 42 ft. 0 in. Length: 32 ft. 0 in. Height: 12 ft. 0 in. Weight: 8,307 lbs. empty/10,558 lbs. gross