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#AA-2032   1/72 scale  Douglas XB-43 Jet-master  Historic American first jet bomber

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Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

22 resin parts

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Vac-formed canopy & Decal

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Span 301 mm

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Length 216 mm

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Unit price: US$48

Shipping charge: US$6.00@

Each model kit contents one set of canopy and one sheet of decal. Extra accessories of the canopy and decal can be side-order.

Extra decal

US$0.4

Extra canopy

US$1

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Aircraft History and Specification

In 1944, as the successes of the Reich's jet fighter and bomber projects, the USAAF defined requirement for the first American jet bomber development urgently. Douglas proposed to modify the existing XB-42 airframe, then repaired the piston engines with a pair of turbojets for saving time and cost. The contract for two prototypes that designated XB-43 was signed, 50 productions program were also planned in the same year. By the early engineering problems, the jet engines were not shipped from GE to Douglas until July 1945. The end of war caused a slowdown of the jet bombers development. The first XB-43 finally made its first flight on May 1946. Performance was satisfactory but the USAAF had moved ahead with the new four-engines bombers, the North American B-45 and the Convair XB-46. The 50 productions plan was cancelled but the test program was still continued until 1951 when the first XB-43 damaged in an accident. In late 1953, the second prototype was also retired.

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Experimental light bomber

To commence studies a new jet powered bomber

71ft.2in.

51ft.2in.

24ft.3in.

2x General Electric J35-GE-3 turbojet

515 mph

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8000 pounds bomb load 

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Model References

The Douglas XB-43 Jetmaster is suitable to group with the following collection series.

Post war U.S.A.F. bomber 1946~1962

Convair B-36 Peacemaker

Douglas XB-42 (XA-42) Mixmaster

Douglas XB-43 Jetmaster

Boeing-Pratt & Whitney XB-44 (B-29D) Superfortress

North American B-45 Tornado

Convair XB-46

Boeing B-47 Startojet

Martin XB-48

Northrop YB-49 Flying Wing

Boeing B-50 Superfortress

Martin XB-51 (XA-45)

Boeing B-52 Startofortress

Convair XB-53 (XA-44)

Boeing XB-54 (B-50C)

Boeing XB-55

Boeing XB-56 (B-47C)

Martin B-57 Canberra

Convair B-58 Hustler

Boeing XB-59

Convair YB-60

Martin B-61A (TM-61) Matador

Northrop XB-62 (SM-62) Snark

Boeing B-63 (GAM-63) Rascal

North American XB-64 (SM-64) Navaho

Convair XB-65 (SM-65 / X-11 / X-12) Altas

Douglas B-66 (A-3) Destroyer

Radioplane XB-67 (GAM-67) Crossbow

Martin XB-68 (SM-68) Titan I

Lockheed RB-69A (P2V-7U / SP-2H) Neptune

North American XB-70 Valkryie

Lockheed XB-71 (SR-71 / A-11 / YF-12A) Blackbird

U.S.A.A.F.  bomber in World War II 1937~1945

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Douglas B-18 Bolo

Douglas XB-19A Flying Behemoth

Boeing XB-20

North American XB-21 Dragon

Douglas XB-22 Bolo

Douglas B-23 Dragon

Consolidated B-24 Liberator

North American B-25 Mitchell

Martin B-26 Marauder

Martin XB-27

North American XB-28

Boeing B-29 Superfortress

Lockheed XB-30 Constellation

Douglas XB-31

Consolidated B-32 Dominator

Martin XB-33 Super Marauder

Lockheed B-34 Ventura

Northrop XB-35 Flying Wing

Convair XB-36 Peacemaker

Lockheed B-37 Lexington

Boeing-Lockheed-Vega XB-38

Boeing XB-39 Spirit of Lincoln

Boeing-Lockheed-Vega YB-40

Consolidated-Vultee XB-41

Douglas XB-42 (XA-42) Mixmaster

Douglas XB-43 Jetmaster

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Post war U.S. experimental aircraft

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War-time U.S. experimental aircraft