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#AA-2083   1/72 scale  Consolidated B-32 Dominator  Insurance for the B-29

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Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

69 resin parts

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Clear-cast canopy & Decal

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Span 571 mm

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Length 347 mm

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Unit price: US$118

Shipping charge: US$18

Each model kit contents 1 set of decal. Extra decals can also be ordered.

Extra decal

US$1.50

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Aircraft History and Specification

In 1939, the USAAF issued requirement for a Super bomber which could operate at high-speed, long-range, more bomb load and more defensive armament than the existing B-17 and B-24. In 1940, the Army issued contracts for preliminary design to four major aircraft companies, which were designated as Boeing XB-29, Lockheed XB-30, Douglas XB-31 and Consolidated XB-32. The XB-29 was chosen as the winner, and the XB-32 was ordered as an insurance against the failure of the B-29. In 1941, the Army's war plan was based on bombing of German industrial target with B-29s and B-32s but both the bombers programs were not ready by delays. The first XB-32 finally made its maiden flight on September 1942. It was similar in overall layout to the twin-finned B-24. Development problems continued until the third XB-32 was fitted with a single vertical tail in early 1944. The first combat mission took place as strike against Japanese supply depot on May 1945. After WWII all the surviving B-32 were ordered to return to U.S. and most of them had been scrapped.

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Four-engined heavy bomber

To intended as insurance against failure of the B-29 program.

135ft.

82ft.1in.

32ft.2in.

4x Wright R-3350-23A Duplex Cyclone radial engine

357 mph

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10x 0.5 inch machine gun / 20,000 pounds bomb load

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Model References

The Consolidated B-32 Dominator is suitable to group with the following collection series.

U.S.A.A.F.  bomber in World War II 1937~1945

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Douglas B-18 Bolo

Douglas XB-19A Flying Behemoth

Boeing XB-20

North American XB-21 Dragon

Douglas XB-22 Bolo

Douglas B-23 Dragon

Consolidated B-24 Liberator

North American B-25 Mitchell

Martin B-26 Marauder

Martin XB-27

North American XB-28

Boeing B-29 Superfortress

Lockheed XB-30 Constellation

Douglas XB-31

Consolidated B-32 Dominator

Martin XB-33 Super Marauder

Lockheed B-34 Ventura

Northrop XB-35 Flying Wing

Convair XB-36 Peacemaker

Lockheed B-37 Lexington

Boeing-Lockheed-Vega XB-38

Boeing XB-39 Spirit of Lincoln

Boeing-Lockheed-Vega YB-40

Consolidated-Vultee XB-41

Douglas XB-42 (XA-42) Mixmaster

Douglas XB-43 Jetmaster

War-time U.S. heavy bomber

Consolidated B-24 Liberator

Boeing B-29 Superfortress

Consolidated B-32 Dominator

Northrop XB-35 Flying Wing

Convair XB-36 Peacemaker

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1939 U.S.A.A.F. heavy bomber competition

Boeing B-29 Superfortress

Consolidated B-32 Dominator

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