North American B-28 Dragon

An order for a new high-altitude medium bomber was put out on 13 February 1940; the XB-28 first flew on 26 April 1942. The XB-28 was based on North American Aviation's highly successful B-25 Mitchell, but as it evolved it became a completely new design, much more reminiscent of the Martin B-26 Marauder. The overall configuration of the B-25 and XB-28 were fairly similar; the most important distinction was that the twin tail of the B-25 was changed to a single tail on the XB-28. It was among the first combat aircraft with a pressurized cabin. The XB-28 proved an excellent design, with significantly better performance than that of the B-25 and it quickly replaced the B-25 in service.


Kit: 1/72 Amigrand.

Last updated: 21/12/2022