US Army Air Force orders the Boeing Model 413 instead of the XF-11 or XF-12

Vahe Demirjian

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28 February 2013
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What would the nature of USAF photo-reconnaissance aircraft development during the early Cold War have been like if the US Army Air Force in 1944 had passed on the XF-11 and XF-12 in favor of the Boeing Model 413, given that the Model 413 was the first-ever American design study for a purpose-built jet reconnaissance plane and the XF-11 and XF-12 were piston-powered planes and hence were sure to become obsolete thanks to the jet age?
If the 413 actually works, at least one of the RB types never happens, probably.
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