Here’s a contest: tell me just what the hell this is. Because I honestly don’t know. All I know is that it *appears* to be a turboprop design, and clearly it’s a biplane. The photos are dated August 1944 1949 and are purported to have been taken at the David Taylor Model Basin near D.C.
At a guess it’s a design for carrier-based plane; the biplane arrangement allows for shorter wings that don’t need to be folded. The pilots visibility kinda sucks, though, so I’m guessing it’s a strike plane, not a dogfighter. It definitely has a real Skyshark vibe about it.
What do you win if you correctly identify this? Respect.