North American XB-28 and XB-28A

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Can't seem to find the first flight date of the XB-28. Help! Steve Pace
 

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That was 24 April 1942, according to my files. Source is probably Le Fanatique de l'Aviation.
 

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My mistake - I meant for the XB-28A (I had the XB-28) - sorry. -SP
 

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XB-28 first flight on April 24, 1942. Crew: Ed Virgin and Joe Barton.
XB-28A first flight on April 24, 1943. Exactly one year later. Same crew.
Source: 'North American Aircraft 1934-1998 - Volume 1' by Norm Avery.
 

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Arjen said:
XB-28 first flight on April 24, 1942. Crew: Ed Virgin and Joe Barton.
XB-28A first flight on April 24, 1943. Exactly one year later. Same crew.
Source: 'North American Aircraft 1934-1998 - Volume 1' by Norm Avery.
Thanks so much Arjen! Steve
 

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XP67_Moonbat said:
This thread has a 3-view of the B-28.
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A couple of pics I have
 

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Spiteful, you should pm PaulMM, the Administrator, to fully activate your account. New members need a minimum number of posts before they are allowed to attach pics and docs in their posts.
 

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From the Robert Patterson Files, Box 108 at Library of Congress Manuscript Division.

References NORTH AMERICAN XB-28 / B-28 and MARTIN XB-33 / B-33. [put here for keyword search]
 

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CTI-538 (7 April 1942): "Cancellation of 300 Lockheed Troop Carriers (C-63), and 600 North American B-28 Airplanes, and Procurement of 400 Additional B-25's and 500 Additional P-51's"
 

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RyanC said:
CTI-538 (7 April 1942): "Cancellation of 300 Lockheed Troop Carriers (C-63), and 600 North American B-28 Airplanes, and Procurement of 400 Additional B-25's and 500 Additional P-51's"

For those playing along at home, C-63 was a convertible bomber/transport—it was the provisional designation for what became the Hudson IIIA in Commonwealth service.
 

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Sherman Tank said:
RyanC said:
CTI-538 (7 April 1942): "Cancellation of 300 Lockheed Troop Carriers (C-63), and 600 North American B-28 Airplanes, and Procurement of 400 Additional B-25's and 500 Additional P-51's"

For those playing along at home, C-63 was a convertible bomber/transport—it was the provisional designation for what became the Hudson IIIA in Commonwealth service.

Thank you
About 400 B-25 and 500 P-51 which versions are they ?
 

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