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#AA-4030   1/144 scale  Lockheed XB-30 Constellation  Connie bomber, to match with B-29

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Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

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119 resin parts +

Clear-resin canopies, Decal

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Span 260 mm

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Length 221 mm

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Unit price: US$88

Shipping charge: US$14

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

Extra decal

US$2.00

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Aircraft History and Specification

In early 1939, the USAAC was alarmed by the wars in Europe and Far East . A special committee was established and was sent to the Luftwaffe bases. The final report convinced the committee that Germany was far ahead of the Allied nations. It led to the USAAC requirement for a "Super Bomber" which could operate at high-speeds, long-range, more bomb load and more defensive armament than the existing B-17 and B-24. In 1940, Lockheed submitted Model L249 for the competition, and it received the designation XB-30. The Army also issued contracts for a preliminary design to other three major aircraft companies, which were designated as Boeing XB-29, Douglas XB-31 and Consolidated XB-32. The Lockheed XB-30 was based on design of the L49 Constellation which was resurrected for use as the C-69 military transport and civil airliner. In September 1941, the Boeing and Consolidated were much further in their designs, and received prototype contacts. The XB-30 and XB-31 were withdrawn from competition.     

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Long-range heavy bomber

To design for the development of the USAAC super long-range bomber.

123ft.

104ft.8in.

23ft.9in.

4x Wright R-3350 radial engine

382 mph

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3300 lbs bomb load / 1x 20mm cannon / 8x 0.50in. machine gun

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Model References

The Lockheed XB-30 Constellation package contents secret kits of three 1/144 U.S. war-time fighters as bonus:

The model kit contents decals able to build the XB-30 flight-test prototype or operation aircraft optionally!

The Lockheed XB-30 Constellation 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-33A 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

Lockheed XB-30 Constellation

Douglas XB-31 Raidmaster

Consolidated B-32 Dominator

Northrop XB-35 Flying Wing

Convair XB-36 Peacemaker

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1939 U.S.A.A.F. Super-bomber competition

Boeing B-29 Superfortress

Lockheed XB-30 Constellation

Douglas XB-31 Raidmaster

Consolidated B-32 Dominator

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War-time U.S. experimental aircraft