Kit #AA2056. 1/72 scale. Highly-detailed resin kit with decals. In 1939, the USAAF issued specification "R-40" for a long-range twin-engine fighter. McDonnell submitted the company's first design, but it was rejected. McDonnell modified the design and resubmitted to USAAF in 1941. This time it was accepted and the company received order for two prototypes, designated XP-67. The XP-67 was created in an unusual looking design, with the fuselage and the engine nacelles merged together in order to maintain maximum aerofoil sections throughout the entire airframe. Due to the engine delay, the first flight did not occur until January 1944. While the handling was good, the continuing engine problem led to its performance being rated unsatisfactory. In September 1944, during its 43rd hour flight test, the troublesome engine caught fire during the flight. Although the plane was landed safety, it was completely lost due to the extensive fire damage. Afterward, McDonnell and the USAAF agreed to terminate the XP-67 project. The second prototype was never finished.