USN competition of Carrier-Based Long-Range Escort Fighter

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Hi All!
That's what I found:
American Secret Projects-Fighters & Interceptors 1945-1978
page 36: A New Carrier-Based Long-Range Escort Fighter
Another competition was held for a new carrier-based long-range escort fighter. Sadly it has proved difficult to uncover much information about this program. It appears that work began in the second half of 1946 and Convair and Vought, for certain, prepared designs. However, no hardware was produced and the specification was revised in 1947-1948. As such it was issued as OS-112, and rather more response from industry was then forthcoming. Taking the 1946 work first, no information has been traced for Convair's multi-engine "VF" escort fighter project, but some drawings are available for Vought's proposals under its Model V-356 project.
and page 37 about V-356 and OS-112 ...
and Early Lockheed XF-90 Concepts — the L-153, L-167 and L-169 Studies (source: RetroMechanix.com):
L-169-1 Long Range Naval Fighter
Maybe L-169 is a competitor of the V-356 and the Convair Model ?
I think so, because the radius of action of the two projects are the same (1200).
Other possible competitors I still do not know.
Wondering your opinion on this argument...
 

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Interesting. For OS-112, I have the following:
  • Boeing 482
  • Curtiss-Wright VF-31 (?)
  • Curtiss-Wright VF-37 (P-538)
  • Curtiss-Wright VF-38 (P-551)
  • Douglas 1163
  • Lockheed L-180
The addition of Vought's V-356 to that tender is most welcome. Thanks!
 

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My friend Stargazer2006,
of M-356 dealt with separately from the competition OS-112.
page:37 , OS-112 competitors: 1)Boeing Model 482
2) Douglas Model 585 (unfortunately not given Model 1163)
3) Lockheed Model L-180 and
4) Vought Model 363 (not Model 356)
A competition in which V-356 participated, began in the second half 1946 and is another competition, in which at least three firms participated: Lockheed L-169, Vought V-356 and Convair Model ?
 
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