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XB-32 prototype bomber at rest, 28 Feb 1944

Caption   XB-32 prototype bomber at rest, 28 Feb 1944 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Air Force
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Added Date 6 Jan 2008

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
9 Dec 2011 02:49:43 PM

BACKUP FOR THE BOEING B-29: XB-32 design went back to 1940 the first bomber built by Consolidated at San Diego,Ca was rolled out on September 1941, with first flight September 1942. The first two prototypes were designed with twin tails, the 2nd and 3rd prototypes were powered by two Wright R-3350-13 engines inboard and two Wright R-3350-21 engines outboard driving three blade propellers. PRODUCTION: 1 B-32 Built by Consolidated, San Diego,Ca. 3 XB-32 Prototypes built 40 TB-32 Trainers built 74 B-32s were built by Consolidated at the Fort Worth, Texas Plant. The 312th Bombardment Group,386th Bombardment Squadron, 5th Air Force was the only Group to fly and operated the B-32 in combat. FROM THE PRODUCTION FLOOR, TO THE SCRAP YARD: No examples remain of any B-32, After WWII all the B-32s were flown from the factories to Davis-Monthan Airfield, Arizona for storage, others were flown to Walnut Army Airfield, Arkansas later all B-32s were declared surplus and scrapped.
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
9 Dec 2011 06:37:12 PM

SCRAP'EM: After World War II thirty eight B-32s were flown to Arizona for storage and were later scrapped. Those 38 aircraft were 1/3 of all the B-32s built,valued at $30,000,000 million in 1940s dollars, today they would be worth over $300 million dollars to scrap! Now just think of all the other military hardware that was scrapped, at the end of the war, military equipment not completed up to a certin point was scrapped, production lines shut down, contracts cancelled, people layed off and the scrapman bought surplus equipment, for pennies on the dollar the country would stop war production, for peace production. Did you know by late 1945, Ford started to build the first post-war cars.

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