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#AA-4015   1/144 scale  Boeing XB-15 (XC-105) Super flying fortress

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Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

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132 resin parts +

Clear resin canopies, decal

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Span 315 mm

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Length 185 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 1933, the U.S. Material Division at Wright field began a study for a modern bomber that would able to carry 2000 lb bomb load form 5000 miles and 200mph. This specification was then submitted to the War Department as "Project-A" and received tentative approval. In 1934, the USAAC began contract negotiations with Boeing and Martin. The specifications called for a long range bomber capable of the destruction by bombs of distant land or naval target, and the ability to reinforce Hawaii, Panama and Alaska without the use of intermediate servicing facilities. Boeing submitted Model 294 and was accepted to built a single XB-15 prototype. The aircraft closely resembles a scaled up version of the B-17. Its great size and weight was the downfall of the XB-15. Its only advantage was a much longer range. When it made its first flight in 1937, it was the largest and heaviest plane ever built in US. By the time the XB-15 took to the air, Boeing had already received an order for the B-17Bs. Because the XB-15 was an experimental airplane, it did not serve as a bomber during war time. The military converted it into a cargo carrier, designated the XC-105.

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Long-range experimental bomber

To build for the development of a long-range bomber

149ft.

87ft.7in.

19ft.5in.

4x Pratt & Whitney R-1830-11 Twin Wasp engine

197 mph

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8000 lbs bomb load / 3x 0.50in. machine gun / 3x 0.30in. machine gun

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Model References

The Boeing XB-15 package contents secret kits of three 1/144 U.S. pre-war designs as bonus:

The Boeing XB-15 is suitable to group with the following collection series.

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

Boeing XB-15

Martin XB-16

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 Raidmaster

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

1934 Project-A long range bomber competition

Boeing XB-15

Martin XB-16

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War-time U.S. experimental aircraft