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Competition of Martin XA-45

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1)Martin Model 234---XA-45
2) ? ?
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That you can add ?
 

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USAAF Attack/light bomber competition:

1) Convair Model ?
2) Curtiss Wright Model P-517 and P-518 (or P-517and P-517A, or P-517, P-517A and P-518)
3) Douglas Model 1018
4) Martin Model 234------------------------XA-45
5) North American Model RD-1401

You are right my brother pometablava.
(http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,2148.0/highlight,p-517.html)

What can we say about this?
 

Vahe Demirjian

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Hi All!

USAAF Attack/light bomber competition:

1) Convair Model ?
2) Curtiss Wright Model P-517 and P-518 (or P-517and P-517A, or P-517, P-517A and P-518)
3) Douglas Model 1018
4) Martin Model 234------------------------XA-45
5) North American Model RD-1401

You are right my brother pometablava.
(http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,2148.0/highlight,p-517.html)

What can we say about this?
I have a copy of the book American Secret Projects: Bombers, Attack, and Anti-Submarine Aircraft 1945-1974 and I should clarify that the requirement for the light bomber for which Curtiss, Douglas, North American, and Convair designs were devised was conceived after World War II, and thus a different operational requirement than the one that the XA-43, XA-44, and XA-45 were designed for.

The initial Douglas 1018 proposal had two Wright T35 turboprops and two J33 turbojets, but the final proposal (Model 1018-5) was a pure jet design, utilizing two J35 turbojets.
 

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