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#AA-4021   1/144 scale  Dougals XB-19 / XB-19A  Hemi-sphere Defender

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Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

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133 resin parts +

Clear resin canopies, decal

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Span 448 mm

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Length 279 mm

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Unit price: US$118

Shipping charge: US$18

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

Extra decal

US$2.50

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Aircraft History and Specification

In 1935, the USAAC launched a top secret project for a super long-range "Project-D" bomber. The Army issued contracts for preliminary design to two aircraft companies, which were designated as Douglas XBLR-2 and Sikorsky XBLR-3. In 1936, the mockups of two designs were inspected. The Douglas proposal was chosen, and the Sikorsky contract was cancelled. As the designation BLR was abolished, the XBLR-2 was redesignated XB-19. The progress of the prototype was slow due to the shortage of funds from the USAAC. The Douglas recommended to cancel the project. In 1940, the Army removed the XB-19 from secret project list and announced it to the public that it was a new bomber for American defense. The XB-19 finally completed and made its first flight in 1941. After Pearl harbor attack, the XB-19 was painted in camouflage and moved to Wright field for avoiding any Japanese raid. Due to the Wright engine problems, the XB-19 was modified with four Allison engines, and was redesignated XB-19A. It began carrying cargo during war time. By the end of war, further development of XB-19 was deemed uneconomical and it was scrapped in 1949.    

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Long-range experimental bomber

To build for the development of the super long-range bomber.

212ft.

132ft.2in.

42ft.

4x Pratt & Whitney R-3350 radial engine (XB-19) / 4x Allison V-3420 liquid cooled engine (XB-19A)

224 mph (XB-19) / 265 mph (XB-19A)

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6000 lbs bomb load / 2x 37mm cannon / 3x 0.50in. machine gun / 3x 0.30in. machine gun

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Model References

The Douglas XB-19/A package contents secret kits of three 1/144 U.S. war-time fighters as bonus:

The model kit contents parts and decals able to build the XB-19 flight-test prototype or XB-19A operation aircraft optionally!

The Douglas XB-19 is suitable to group with the following collection series.

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

Boeing XB-15

Martin XB-16

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Douglas B-18 Bolo

Douglas XB-19 Hemi-sphere Defender

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 Raidmaster

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

U.S.A.A.C. Experimental Bomber -Long Range (designation: XBLR)

Boeing XBLR-1 (XB-15)

Douglas XBLR-2 (XB-19)

Sikorsky XBLR-3

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1935 Project-D long range bomber competition

Douglas XBLR-2 (XB-19)

Sikorsky XBLR-3

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War-time U.S. experimental aircraft