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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2006 11:32 pm
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Here is the "next one" you asked for. I looked for a harder one to ID. Even my dad didn't know this one till we researched it.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 1:28 am
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My guess would be a consolidated B32
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 6:28 am
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Looks like a B17, 'cept the windscreen looks odd... Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 8:07 am
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Actually it looks more like a B-29 with a modified nose section, the engine nacelles are the same. The nose section is different though. I did some looking, and found that it is a Consolidated-Vultee 33 XB-32 Dominator. It was one of the prototypes that were in competition for new heavy bomber. The competition was won by the B-29.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 9:39 am
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Rolling Eyes

Consolidated PBY4-2 "Privateer"

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 11:54 am
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Here is where that same photo can be found www.answers.com/topic/...dominator, and it is a XB-32 Dominator with this picture

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 12:45 pm
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well at least got the Consolidated part right !! Laughing



what put me to that was the tail on the posted piccie, the resemblance is remarcable.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 1:36 pm
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Rgr that. The Privateer is essentially a B-24 with a single tail instead of a dual tail. It was primarily used by the Coast Guard/Navy for coastal patrols.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 3:38 pm
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Toldja!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 7:44 pm
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OK, time for "Dad" to post on my sons thread. I'd never heard of a B32. Here are a few pictures I found, two are experimental. Below is what I cut and paste from the B32 information site.

The B-32 was designed to compete with the B-29. After the latter was selected by the USAAF, the B-32 was completed as a less sophisticated alternative to the B-29. Cabin pressurisation and remote-controlled turrets were abandoned. Neverthless, it was ready later than the B-29, and only 15 entered combat service. It was a dissapointing aircraft. Note: The XB-32 was initially known as "Terminator" while the B-32 was the "Dominator".

General characteristics
Primary function Strategic long-range bomber
Contractor Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation (Convair)
Power plant Four Wright R-3350-23 Cyclone radial engines
Thrust 2,300 HP 1,715 kW
Wingspan 135 ft 41.15 m
Length 83.1 ft 25.32 m
Height 32.7 ft 9.98 m
Wingarea 1,422 sq ft 132.10 sq m
Weight empty 60,272 lb 27,339 kg
max. 120,000 lb 54,432 kg
Speed 358 mph 576 km/h
Ceiling 35,000 ft 10,670 m
Max. range 3,800 miles 6,115 km
Armament 2x 20mm cannon; 14x 12.7mm machine gun; 9,072 kg bombs
Crew Eight
First flight September 7, 1942
Date deployed November 1944
Number built 118
I hope this helps some people learn something new, I sure did. I hope XcalibeR gets to see this.

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