1/144 scale Sikorsky XPBS-1 Flying Dreadnought - Patrol bomber compete with PB2Y Coronad

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#AA-4111   1/144 scale  Sikorsky XPBS-1  Patrol bomber compete with PB2Y Coronado

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Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

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115 resin parts +

Clear-resin canopies, Decal

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Span 211 mm

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Length 144 mm

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Unit price: US$88

Shipping charge: US$14

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

Extra decal

US$2.00

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Aircraft History and Specification

In 1935, the US Navy initiated development of a new patrol bomber larger than the PBY Catalina that would have increased performance and weapon load capability. Consolidated and Sikorsky submitted proposals, and each received order for two prototypes as the XPB2Y-1 and XPBS-1. Both the prototypes first flew in 1937 but the Navy did not have funds at that time to procure the aircraft. The XPBS-1 was evaluated by the NACA in 1938. Even thought the Navy offically accepted the XPBS-1, but BuAer announced production contract went to Consolidated PB2Y-1. In 1939, XPBS-1 was assigned to the Navy transport unit, for transport duties between West coast and Hawaii. In 1942, while returning from Pearl Harbour, the XPBS-1 hit a submerged log upon landing at NAS Alameda. The plane sank and was lost..

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Tractial transport and air ambulance

To design and build a transport made entirely of stainless steel to the US military

124ft.

76ft.2in.

26ft.11in

4x Pratt & Whitney XR-1830-68 radials engine

214 mph

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2x 50-caliber and 2x 30-caliber machine gun

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Model References

The Sikorsky XPBS-1 package contents secret kits of three 1/144 U.S. Navy aircrafts as bonus: