This aircraft paper model is a Curtiss-Wright XP-55 Ascender (CW-24), a 1940s United States prototype fighter aircraft built by Curtiss-Wright, the papercraft is created by Chris Jordaan, and the scale is in 1:50.
Along with the Vultee XP-54 and Northrop XP-56, it resulted from United States Army Air Corps proposal R-40C issued on 27 November 1939 for aircraft with improved performance, armament and pilot visibility over existing fighters; it specifically allowed for unconventional aircraft designs. A highly unusual design for its time, it had a canard configuration, a rear-mounted engine, swept wings and two vertical tails. Because of its pusher design, it was sarcastically referred to as the "Ass-ender". Like the XP-54, the Ascender was initially designed for the Pratt & Whitney X-1800 engine and had to be redesigned when that engine project was cancelled. It was also the first Curtiss fighter aircraft to use tricycle landing gear. For further information please click here.
You can download this papercraft model template here: Curtiss-Wright XP-55 Ascender (CW-24) Fighter Free Aircraft Paper Model Download [Gavitex] [pCloud]