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Old 12-05-2015, 05:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I share with you the history of the medium bomber built by the Douglas should replace a company's success, the B-18 Bolo, but eventually supplanted by its competitors. Does anyone know if the plane came into action during WW2? If so, how was your performance? In the link below you will find a fantastic collection of photos, some of them rare and colorful this amazing bomber.


Aviação em Floripa: Douglas B-23 Dragon


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I share with you the history of the medium bomber built by the Douglas should replace a company's success, the B-18 Bolo, but eventually supplanted by its competitors. Does anyone know if the plane came into action during WW2? If so, how was your performance? In the link below you will find a fantastic collection of photos, some of them rare and colorful this amazing bomber.


Aviação em Floripa: Douglas B-23 Dragon


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I guess it depends on how you define "action", they were never used in combat overseas, although for a brief period they were employed for patrol duties on the west coast of the United States. They were primarily used for training duties, although 18 of the type were converted to transports and redesignated UC-67. It also served as a testbed for new engines and systems. One was used for turbosupercharger development by General Electric. After the war they were primarily relegated to training duties although 18 of the type were converted as transports and redesignated as the UC-67. After the war many examples were converted for use as executive transports, and Howard Hughes converted several for his personal use.
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