Grumman XF5F-1 Skyrocket in flight
Here we see the prototype Grumman XF5F-1 Skyrocket, a very fast aircraft for its time, and with features that made it very suitable for use as a carrier borne fighter. However the twin engined configuration counted against it and it didn't enter production. Notice the unusual layout, with a central fuselage that ends before the front of the wing centre section.
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Rickard, J (5 October 2018), Grumman XF5F-1 Skyrocket in flight , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_grumman_xf5f_flight.html