The XP-71 was proposed by Curtiss-Wright as a bomber escort fighter. The aircraft was designed as a twin-engine pusher, with each engine driving a large contra-rotating propeller. Two aircraft were ordered by the Army Air Corps for evaluation, but the project was canceled before any aircraft were built.
Twin-engine escort fighter; canceled
TECHNICAL NOTES (as designed): Armament: Two 37mm cannon and one 75mmm cannon Engines: Two turbo-supercharged Pratt & Whitney R-4360-13 Wasp Major radials of 3,450 hp each Maximum speed: 428 mph Service ceiling: 40,000 ft. Range: 3,000 miles Span: 82 ft. 3 in. Length: 61 ft. 10 in. Height: 19 ft. 0 in. Crew: Two