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The B-32 Dominator was supposed to replace the B-17 in the low to medium altitude bomber role in both the European and Pacific theaters (it had been originally developed as a backup to the B-29 but they could never get the pressurisation system to work properly).
 
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The B-32 Dominator was supposed to replace the B-1`7 in the low to medium altitude bomber role in both the European and Pacific theaters (it had been originally developed as a backup to the B-29 but they could never get the pressurisation system to work properly).
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it is black on white. "The Army Air Forces wanted to begin replacing B-17s and B-24s with B-32s in the summer of 1944".

Long years ago I had detailed blueprint of B-32 but it is lost. Can you help me with it
 
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I felt that the B-29 was not suitable for the European battlefield due to its weak armor of the cabin and the tactics of German fighters. Which project should replace the B-17 and B-24 aircraft in the Luft'46 (47, 48) scenes?
I don't know if the United States would have thought of design and manufacturing another heavy bomber design, other than the B-29, to replace either B-17 or B-24, given that it was the second most expensive American program of the war.
I'm under the impression the B-29 would have added another dimension to the plight of the Luftwaffe come 1944/1945, what with its higher speed, longer range, operational altitude and heavier bombload.

P.S. grated, the Luftwaffe had more capable air defences than the Japanese...


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Consider the second iteration of the Martin XB-33. Slightly smaller than the Superfortress, about the same speed, but could fly at a higher altitude.
 

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