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My dears,

there was a lot of this company projects not discovered,such as
V-42,V-44,V-45 and V-46 were single seat fighters,V-55 was bomber,
V-56 was single seat fighter and V-62 was two seat basic trainer project
developed from BC-3 but not built.
 

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Hi,

V-69 was a single engined dive bomber project,and XTBV was
single engined torpedo bomber project,it was not even mentioned
in USA serials and designations book.
 

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Hi,

V-70 was pusher single seat fighter powered by one Allison
engine,but I don't know it was twin boom or not,V-83 was
a single seat fighter developed from V-48 Vanguard,project
only.
 

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I'm currently recompiling all my notes and reorganizing my list of Vultee designations 1-90.

Most Vultee designs are accounted for, but I'm still at a loss for the model number of the XP-68 Tornado (a development of the XP-54... Tophe could help, maybe?), the XA-31C, and the Vidal XBT-16 with a duramold fuselage (IF it carried a separate Vultee number, which I really do not know).

I'm especially faced with a mystery over the Model 74 designation: many sources claim that the V-74 was a prototype of the L-1 VIGILANT family with full-span automatic slots and slotted flaps for Army evaluation as liaison.

Many other sources claim that the Model 74 was BT-13A/SNV-1 (with the BT-15 as Model 74A)...

As the latter option seems better documented I tend to rely on it more... but I also bear in mind that the other two Stinson design taken over by Vultee carried the following V-75 (first prototype of L-5) and V-76 (modified Stinson 105) designations... Could it be that the same designator was reused, considering the two aircraft were contemporary?? This seems highly unlikely. Thanks for any help on this subject!
 

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hesham said:
V-70 was pusher single seat fighter powered by one Allison
engine,but I don't know it was twin boom or not
It was, see my site with a drawing and source mentionned:
http://cmeunier.chez-alice.fr/update_FG.htm
 

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From an old issue of Airpower/Wings: Vultee's XP-46-2 (inside designation for eXperimental pursuit - Vultee Model 46 - second variant), a competitor of the Lockheed P-38 (let the mods move it to the X-608 thread if they see it fit).
 

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