1/72 Contrail Convair B-32 Dominator
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
The B-32 was the B-29s competitor for the US War Department, January 1940 very long range bomber requirement. The B-29 won the competition, but the B-32 was produced as a back up plan. The aircraft was plagued with teething problems and Consolidated was kept busy trying to solve them. The program was almost cancelled more than once. Finally, three B-32s arrived in the Pacific Theater for combat testing in May of 1945 and flew the first combat mission from the Philippines on May 29th. As more aircraft arrived in the Pacific most of the problems were eliminated and the B-32 was proven to be a tough, stable performer with excellent handling. Production was canceled at the end of the war. Features full decals for two aircraft including colorful nose art. Vac main parts with injection molded details and metal props, gear, etc. Includes drawing and photos of the real aircraft for reference. Never started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bags; the big parts were never sealed and have been inventoried complete with decals and instructions.
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