Curtiss P-37


XP-37

In early 1937 the USAAC expressed an interest in furthering development of the P-36 by replacing the type's
radial powerplant with a turbosupercharged inline engine. Curtiss responded by fitting an Allison V-1710-11
with a turbosupercharger to the original Model 75 prototype... and the XP-37 was born.

The Curtiss company designation was Model 75I and, owing to the extensive modifications made to the original
airframe, it was presented to the US Army as a completely new aircraft. The Army designated it 'XP-37' and
the serial number 37-375 was assigned.


Project 914 Archives



Project 914 Archives (S.Donacik collection)



This YP-37 was assigned to the 10th Air Base Squadron at Chanute Field.


Project 914 Archives (S.Donacik collection)



These next two photos show YP-37s assigned to the 36th Pursuit Group.


Project 914 Archives (S.Donacik collection)



Project 914 Archives (S.Donacik collection)


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