1/72 Contrail Convair B-32 Dominator
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Features very nicely done main vac parts with injection molded details and metal props, gear, etc. Includes full decals for two aircraft including colorful nose art. With detailed instructions, plans and drawings and photos of the real aircraft for reference. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bags; the larger parts were never factory sealed and have been inventoried complete. With decals and instructions. The B-32 was the competitor to the B-29 in 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 canceled 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 29th of May. 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.
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