XP-68 Tornado
Role Fighter
National origin United States
Manufacturer Vultee Aircraft
Status Canceled project
Number built None

The Vultee XP-68 Tornado was a proposed American World War II-era high-altitude interceptor aircraft. It was based on the experimental XP-54 Swoose Goose and powered by the Wright R-2160 Tornado 42-cylinder radial engine driving a set of contra-rotating propellers in a twin-boom pusher configuration. When the engine was cancelled on 22 November 1941, the XP-68 was also cancelled.


Data from Fighters of the United States Air Force: From World War I Pursuit to the F-117[1]

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Related development

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration, and era



  1. ^ Dorr, 1990, p.121


USAAS/USAAC/USAAF/USAF fighter designations 1924–1962, and Tri-Service post-1962 systems