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#AA-4003   1/144 scale  Convair YB-60 (B-36G)  Insurance for the Boeing B-52

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Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

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110 resin parts

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Clear resin canopies, decal

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Span 436 mm

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Length 370 mm

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Unit price: US$88

Shipping charge: US$14

Each model kit contents 1 sheet of decal. Extra  decals can also be ordered.

Extra decal

US$2.00

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Aircraft History and Specification

In 1941, the USAAF begun the Convair B-36 program since it might need to conduct strategic bombing of Europe from USA. However, the XB-36 maiden flight did not occur until 1946. Still the USAAF wanted a much faster jet bomber, a specification for a new bomber to replace the B-36 was issued. Boeing responded with the Model 462, and was received a contract for two prototype XB-52s. As the B-52 was considered a high-risk program, the Air Force continued to support the B-36 production until it was obvious that the B-52 would indeed work. In 1950, Convair submitted an unsolicited proposal for an all jet, swept wing version of the B-36. The primary role was to secure a possible fall-back in case the B-52 ran into significant difficulties. The USAF was interested and authorized Convair to convert two B-36Fs to YB-60s. The YB-60 made its maiden flight in 1952. The overall performance was not greater than the B-36. In 1953, the USAF concluded that the B-52 would succeed in a timely manner, and the YB-60 effort was cancelled.

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Long-range strategic heavy bomber

To build as contingency planning in case the B-52 ran into development problems

206ft.5in.

175ft.2in.

60ft.5in.

8x Pratt & Whitney J57-P-3 turbojet engine

508 mph

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72,000kg bomb load / 2x M24 20mm cannon

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Model References

The Convair YB-60 package contents secret kits of three 1/144 Penetration fighters as bonus:

The Convair YB-60 is suitable to group with the following collection series.

Post war U.S.A.F. bomber

Convair B-36 Peacemaker

Douglas XB-42 (XA-42) Mixmaster

Douglas XB-43 Jetmaster

Boeing 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

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

North American XB-70 Valkryie

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

Convair B-36 family

Convair XB-36

Convair B-36A/B Peacemaker

Convair RB-36D/F Peacemaker

Convair X-6 (NB-36H)

Convair YB-60 (B-36G)

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Modern strategic bomber

Avro Vulcan

Boeing B-52 Stratofortress

Boeing XB-59

Convair B-58 Hustler

Convair YB-60

Handley Page Victor

Myasishchev M-4 Bison

Myasishchev M-50 Bounder

North American XB-70 Valkyrie

Northrop B-2 Spirit

Rockwell B-1 Lancer

Sukhoi T-4 Sotka

Sukhoi T-4MS

Tupolev Tu-16 Badger

Tupolev T-22 Blinder

Tupolev T-22M Backfire

Tupolev Tu-95 Bear

Tupolev Tu-160 Blackjack

Vickers Valiant

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Post war U.S. experimental aircraft