Wednesday, January 13, 2010

1/144 scale Convair XB-46 - Anigrand (update)


1/144 scale Convair XB-46
Allies jet power: Target Das Reich
Available: Mar 2010
Price: $68 (USD) + $10(USD) Shipping

http://www.anigrand.com/AA4046_XB-46.htm

Anigrand web link is not working for this kit, but the assumption would be that there will be bonus aircraft!?

http://www.anigrand.com/future_releases.htm

The Convair XB-46 was a single example of an experimental medium jet bomber developed in the mid-1940s but which never saw production or active duty. In 1944 the U.S. War Department was aware of aviation advances in Nazi Germany and issued a requirement for a range of designs for medium bombers weighing from 80,000 to more than 200,000 pounds (36,000 to over 90,000 kg). Consolidated Vultee Aircraft (Convair) responded with their Model 109, a 90,000 pounds (41,000 kg) design which was accepted by the USAAF in November 1944 and designated as the B-46. Other designs resulting from this competition included the North American XB-45, the Boeing XB-47 and the Martin XB-48.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convair_XB-46

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1 comment:

Bruce said...

nice looking bird that.