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Martin XB-51 << Micro-Mir #72-025, 1:72 scale

Martin XB-51 << Micro-Mir #72-025, 1:72 scale

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Hello Friend!
I am glad to propose you this very nice model kit with wonderful art picture on the box.

In the box you can find all for building of model:

  • detailed plastic parts;
  • decals for model from real historical events;
  • transparent parts for imitation of glass;
  • photo-etched parts
  • masks for transparent parts for neat painting;
  • coloring schemes for your model;
  • detailed illustrated instruction in English.


In 1950, the United States Air Force issued a new requirement based on early Korean war experience for a night intruder/bomber to replace the Douglas A-26 Invader. The XB-51 was entered, as well as the Avro Canada CF-100 and English Electric Canberra; the XB-51 and Canberra emerged from these as the favorites.
Test flights showed the XB-51 to be highly maneuverable at low altitudes and substantially faster than the Canberra and faster than most fighter aircraft of the era. However, the XB-51's endurance was significantly lower than that of the Canberra and this factor was decisive in its cancellation. In addition, a load limiting factor of only 3.67 g (36 m/s2) meant that the general strength of the airframe was relatively low and would prevent tight turns while fully loaded. Additionally, the tandem main gear plus outriggers of the XB-51 were thought unsuitable for the requirement to fly from emergency forward airfields.
While the XB-51 was not selected for procurement, it was decided that Martin would build 250 Canberras under license, under the designation B-57. Furthermore, Martin's rotating bomb bay would be incorporated into production variants of the B-57. A "Super Canberra", incorporating other XB-51 features, such as swept wings and tail-planes, was also proposed. This aircraft – although it promised much better speed and performance than the B-57 – never reached the prototype stage, mainly because the many changes would have taken too long to implement and test, before it could be put into production.

But I have to warn!
The kit is unassembled and unpainted.
The kit don't contain paints, glue and tools for assembly.
The pictures is for illustration purpose only.

I am sure you will have great fun a building this model.
Thank you for your time.

Good shopping.

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