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North American XB-28

Description
  Manufacturer:North American
  Base model:B-28
  Designation:XB-28
  Designation System:U.S. Air Force
  Designation Period:1924-Present
  Basic role:Bomber
  Status:Experimental

Specifications
Not Yet Available

Known serial numbers
40-3056


 

Recent comments by our visitors
 Mike Schofield
 Solomons, MD
Proposed high-altitude medium bomber with pressurized crew cabin. The first prototype was first flown on April 26, 1942. Aircraft was to be fitted with remotely gun turrets, using periscopes on fuselage top and bottom, which are best visible on the third photo.

The second aircraft was a high-altitude photo reconnaissance aircraft alternatively fitted with a camera package in the bomb bay and designated NA-67 XB-28A (USAAF s/n 40-3058, c/n 67-3417).

Both types were cancelled, the second aircraft crashed into the Pacific Ocean on August 4, 1943. Several sources called it the "Dragon" but it never officially was given that name."


I have not found anything on the whereabouts or fate of the second plane, keep looking, somebody knows something. I have found some more photo's by Mr. Klein as was this article. Many thanks to Mr. Klein. I will submit some more photo's if it allows it.
04/19/2007 @ 08:27 [ref: 16231]
 Mike Letalien
 Lubbock, TX
I'm also looking to add this aircraft to my photo collection at www.Photo4Phood.com...does anybody have info on the final destination of the two original airframes?
06/20/2003 @ 14:23 [ref: 6520]
 Ryan Short
 , TX
Does anyone know what became of the two planes that were built?
Please e-mail me with any information that you have.
Thanks,
Ryan
01/21/2002 @ 09:43 [ref: 4140]
 JL
 Pensicola, FL
TYPE
XB-28
XB-28A
Number Built/Converted
1
1
Remarks
High altitude medium bomber
High altitude photo recon. plane
Notes:
Serial numbers: 40-3056 (XB-28) and 40-3058 (XB-28A)

SPECIFICATIONS (XB-28)
Span: 72 ft. 7 in.
Length: 56 ft. 5 in.
Height: 14 ft. 0 in.
Weight: 35,740 lbs. (gross)
Armament: Six .50-cal. machine guns and 4,000 lbs. of bombs.
Engines: Two Pratt & Whitney R-2800-27 "Double Wasp" radials of 2,000 hp. each (take-off
power)
Crew: 5

PERFORMANCE
Maximum speed: 372 mph
Cruising speed: 255 mph
Range: 2,040 miles
Service Ceiling: 33,500 ft.
08/01/2000 @ 19:52 [ref: 534]

 
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