B-32 Dominator bomber in flight, 1945

Caption   B-32 Dominator bomber in flight, 1945 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Air Force
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Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 19 Jan 2011

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
9 Dec 2011 04:55:20 PM


Mid-wing design, with Davis wing shows up well. Armed with 10x50 caliber machine guns
w/5,450 rounds of ammo and able to carry a
20,00lb bomb load, range 3800 miles, maximum
speed 357mph, at 30,000ft., crew 10 men
power: 4xWright R-3350 Cyclone 18-Cylinder
air-cooled radial engines.
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
10 Dec 2011 06:51:20 PM

Oops! my mistake, the caption should read sleek and deadly, and by God, its American!
The B-32 was a bet against a failed B-29
program. The bomber entered service during
the last months of the Pacific war against Japan.
All B-32s were scrapped at the end of the war
$30,000,000 dollars worth of bombers paid for by the U.S. taxpayer, melted into those aluminum igots.
3. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
10 Dec 2011 07:39:18 PM


The first 38 B-32 Bombers to be scrapped were
worth $30,000,000 million dollars, and were melted down into some real expensive aluminum igots. This was just one airplane
design,that was built during WWII, hundereds of thousands of aircraft met the same fate to be scrapped, at wars end.

Airplanes were sold off at rock bottom prices others continued to soldier on with the post-war armed forces into the 50s and 60s. No B-32s ever served in the post-war
USAAF and later USAF. In 1947 one B-32 was
planned for a round the world flight, but it was never carried out.

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