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Anigrand #AA2083 1/72 Consolidated B-32 Dominator



 
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Kit #AA2083. 1/72 scale. This is a highly-detailed resin kit of the Consolidated B-32 Dominator, complete with decals.

In 1939, the USAAF issued requirement for a Super bomber which could operate at high-speed, long-range, more bomb load and more defensive armament than the existing B-17 and B-24. In 1940, the Army issued contracts for preliminary design to four major aircraft companies, which were designated as Boeing XB-29, Lockheed XB-30, Douglas XB-31 and Consolidated XB-32. The XB-29 was chosen as the winner, and the XB-32 was ordered as an insurance against the failure of the B-29. In 1941, the Army's war plan was based on bombing of German industrial targets with B-29s and B-32s but both the bomber programs were hampered by delays. The first XB-32 finally made its maiden flight on September 1942. It was similar in overall layout to the twin-finned B-24. Development problems continued until the third XB-32 was fitted with a single vertical tail in early 1944. The first combat mission took place as strike against Japanese supply depot on May 1945. After WWII all the surviving B-32 aircraft were ordered to return to U.S. and most of them were scrapped.


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Initial impressions of the kit March 9, 2015
Reviewer: Mark Joyce from Placerville, CA United States  
Excellent casting quality: not a single blemish on any parts: no air bubbles, resin blobs, or short shot parts anywhere!  I was very relieved to find my fuselage halves were equal in length (unlike one in a 2009 review) and show great fit.  The upper and lower wing halves, although noticeably warped (an easy fix), fit together very well.  All engraved panel lines very nicely done. Clear resin parts, although thick, are quite clear.  Very impressed with the accurately represented wheels.  Two issues:  First, the engines are inaccurate (can be fixed with aftermarket ones).  Second, the nose turret is much larger than the tail turret (the B-32 utilized identically-sized nose and tail turrets; this issue is also present in the Aviation USK vacuform kit some might be familiar with). This will be a very heavy model so one wonders if the landing gear will support it for long!  I strongly recommend Anigrand provides decals for Hobo Queen II or other 386th BS Dominators!

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