Douglas XB-42 Mixmaster and XB-43 Jetmaster

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The multiple-nose idea was popular back then. It disappeared through the early Jet Age and re-emerged in the form of the idea of different mission pods for the B-58, although that was never done in practice. Might be an interesting way to configure things today.
 

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Wasn't such a system used for IAI Kfir recce versions ? I remember having seen photos
of such camera equipped noses on cradles, implying that they could relatively easily be changed.
 

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LowObservable said:
The multiple-nose idea was popular back then. It disappeared through the early Jet Age and re-emerged in the form of the idea of different mission pods for the B-58, although that was never done in practice. Might be an interesting way to configure things today.

You also had the FAST Packs on the F-15E that ended up just being CFTs.
 

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Nice footage about XB-43 :


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9dwr8PRpcY
 

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Last month's issue of AIR CLASSICS and the current one feature good articles by Michael O'leary on the XB-42 and 43.
 

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Is there anyone of the U.S. bomber specialist who haves more info
about the unbuilt attack version shown to us by Sienar in his rep#76.
The illustration is part of an article written by Lloyd S. Jones.

(belly airscoop,wheels retracting in the wing,installation for the wing tanks and jets)
 

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https://www.ebay.com/itm/XB-43-Preliminary-Erection-Maintenance-Insts-Flight-Manual-CD-version/221967473513
 

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From a report on a jet powered XB-42 dated 2/27/44. Study was to upgrade the XB-42 with the least amount of alterations to production jigs. Engines were:

Drawing no. 1 - 2 TG-180's and 1 I-16

Drawing no. 2 - 1 TG-180 and 2 I-16's

Drawiing no. 3 - 3 TG-180's

Drawing no. 4 - 2 TG-180's
 

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Amazing my dear Mark,

and I had them from long time ago in my files,and maybe more,but where ?.
 

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I just found something while reading about the Douglas ROC:

Preliminary design work was undertaken by W. B. Klemperer, who had come to Douglas from the Goodyear-Zeppelin Corporation. One of his early contributions had been an esoteric study of pursuit curves, a study pertinent to the Roc problem, but primarily applied to the interception of bombing planes. It was the philosophy expounded in this study which is exemplified in the latest Douglas bomber, the XB-42, familiarly known as the “Mixmaster.”
 

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