Douglas XB-42 Mixmaster and XB-43 Jetmaster

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Photographs of Douglas XB-42A Mixmaster from San Diego Air & Space Museum Archives.

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I'm working on a US X-Bomber book and for the life of me I cannot find out why the second XB-43 was nicknamed "Versatile II" but there's no documentation that XB-43 number one just might have been nicknamed 'Versatile." HELP! -SP
 

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Thought I'd share a few shots from my collection.
 

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A look at the engine bay in art work.If this post is deleted this is my last post.
 

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RAP said:
Thought I'd share a few shots from my collection.

Seldom has the term "aviation porn" been so appropriate as far as I'm concerned!!! LOL

Thank you so much for sharing these incredible shots, RAP.
 

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Johnbr said:
A look at the engine bay in art work.If this post is deleted this is my last post.


Can you explain? I don't believe I've deleted any posts by you.
 

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I have had several of my posts deleted the last one was about 1 months ago. One was the cutaway of the bell x22a on the last post that was deleted sorry I do not remember.The next day I tried to see the post and it as not there. was sick at the time and mad that it as cut.
 

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Johnbr said:
I have had several of my posts deleted the last one was about 2 months ago.

This is weird. Can you be more specific? Do you know exactly what posts they were? Or do you base your assertion on the post counter alone?
 

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Every deleted post goes to a Recycle Bin. Can't see anything.


Every deletion by a moderator is logged. Couldn't see anything in June relating to a post by you.


Odd.
 

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There have been a lot of threads that have been sliced up and shuffled around in recent months. Perhaps the thread you posted in got re-titled or some such. It happens.

Also: are you *sure* your post actually got posted? A few times it happened to me that I missed a last step in the process, or my computer burped at just the wrong moment, and a post I spent some fair amount of time composing got lost right at the last second (not just here, but pretty much any forum). If you're not paying attention, sometimes you might think it got posted when in fact it didn't make it.
 

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I second Scott's point. I was trying to comment on the UCLASS topic yesterday, hit the Post button, and didn't follow up to see if the comment got posted. In fact, it didn't. This has happened to me a couple of times, especially when using iOS.
 

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The one on the Bell x22 was posted as there was a thanks for it.
 

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George Allegrezza said:
I was trying to comment on the UCLASS topic yesterday, hit the Post button, and didn't follow up to see if the comment got posted.

There is an option in the Profile options whereby you can ask to return to the topic immediately after clicking the Post button, instead of going back to the list. I have always used this personally as I absolutely want to make sure that things get posted the way they were meant to be. I strongly encourage you to activate that option!
 

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More drawings of XB-42.
 

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Johnbr said:
The one on the Bell x22 was posted as there was a thanks for it.

If the "thanks" message is also gone, that would seem - at least to me - like some sort of administrative flub. Perhaps a thread was chopped up, and a series of posts that were supposed to go from Thread A to Thread B went instead into Thread Square-Root-Of-Minus-One.
 

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I wonder how the Mixmaster would have fared in the Korean War, if it had gotten the chance?
 

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Grey Havoc said:
I wonder how the Mixmaster would have fared in the Korean War, if it had gotten the chance?

It would have filled the role of the B-26 Invader, I think, carrying a heavier bomb load with a
higher speed. But I don't think, that it would have been really a quantum leap.
 

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On a side note, that's a Myōkō class cruiser they're trying to torpedo there, unless I'm mistaken?
 

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Damn! Between this and the other auctions you have going you have some interesting and very tempting items for sale there John. Too many to choose from... :(
 

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OK, THAT MADE ME SMILE.
Happy new year.
 

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Two color images of XB-43 that I've never seen before - both from USAF Test Center History Office at Edwards AFB. Images need to be doctored. -SP
 

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Could either version have been readily modified to accept a swept wing and tail surfaces? I'm more interested in how the B-42 could have benefited with piston engines but swept surfaces. 500 MPH top speed maybe?
 

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NUSNA_Moebius said:
Could either version have been readily modified to accept a swept wing and tail surfaces? I'm more interested in how the B-42 could have benefited with piston engines but swept surfaces. 500 MPH top speed maybe?
[/quote' I'm sure they could have been so modified. As for your second question it would be pure speculation on my part. However, the composite-powered (piston and turbojet) XB-42A hit 488 mph during its flight testing phase at Muroc AAF (Edwards AFB) with straight flying surfaces. -SP
 

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Here is the cockpit and a video.of the xb 43

http://www.boeingimages.com/C.aspx?VP3=SearchResult&VBID=2JRSN24PFH89&SMLS=1&RW=1920&RH=911
 

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http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/xb-43-jetmaster-the-weird-history-of-americas-first-je-1689351498
 

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source: http://maquettes-missiles.blogspot.com/2011/09/le-focke-wulf-p-13-10251-13ii.html
 

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75mm installation and a piece of artwork


source; http://alternathistory.org.ua/lyagushka-s-soosnymi-vintami-opytnye-bombardirovshchiki-douglas-b-42
 

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