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Better but not much!


Post by pampa14 » Sat Dec 05, 2015 3:33 pm

I share with you the history of the medium bomber built by the Douglas should replace a company's success, the B-18 Bolo, but eventually supplanted by its competitors. Does anyone know if the plane came into action during WW2? If so, how was your performance? In the link below you will find a fantastic collection of photos, some of them rare and colorful this amazing bomber.

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Post by Moertoe Pilut » Sat Dec 05, 2015 3:55 pm

pampa14 wrote:Does anyone know if the plane came into action during WW2?

While significantly faster and better armed than the B-18, the B-23 was not comparable to newer medium bombers like the North American B-25 Mitchell and Martin B-26 Marauder. For this reason, the 38 B-23s built were never used in combat overseas, although for a brief period, they were employed as patrol aircraft stationed on the west coast of the United States. The B-23s were primarily relegated to training duties although 18 of the type were converted as transports and redesignated as the UC-67.

pampa14 wrote:If so, how was your performance?

My guess is you meant, how was its performance?


. Maximum speed: 282 mph (454 km/h; 245 kn) at 12,000 ft (3,660 m)
. Cruise speed: 210 mph (182 kn; 338 km/h)
. Range: 1,400 mi (1,217 nmi; 2,253 km)
. Service ceiling: 31,600 ft (9,632 m)
. Time to altitude: 6.7 minutes to 10,000 ft (3,050 m)

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