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YP-61 prototype aircraft in flight, circa 1941

Caption   YP-61 prototype aircraft in flight, circa 1941 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Air Force
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P-61 Black Widow   Main article  Photos  
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 27 Sep 2007
Licensing  Public Domain. According to the United States copyright law (United States Code, Title 17, Chapter 1, Section 105), in part, "[c]opyright protection under this title is not available for any work of the United States Government".

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
13 Aug 2010 06:07:06 PM

In addition to the two XP-61 Prototypes, thirteen XP-61's were ordered and built. These aircraft were used for testing, and delivered during August and September 1943.
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
10 Nov 2015 01:27:49 PM

TEST HOP: In flight photo of YP-61 number 77, taken during summer 1943, aircraft was second prototype did you know that before wars end, the USAAF had 15 Black Widow squadrons, but only about 435 night fighter crews trained
3. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
25 Jan 2016 07:14:37 PM

FILE PHOTO: NUMBER 77 YP-61 s/n 41-18877 went on to serve with the 481st night fighting operational training group based in Florida. The 481st trained crews, and was assigned to the air defense of Florida. Did you know that one P-61 cost the American taxpayer $649,584 US Dollars that was a lot of money back in the day.

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