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Douglas B-42 Mixmaster


The XB-42 was a clean mid-wing attack bomber, driven by two large contrarotating pusher props at the extreme tail, behind the the tailplanes. Two were built. Development was continued in jet-engined B-43 form.
General characteristics XB-42
Primary function Attack bomber
Power plant Two Allison V-1710-25 engines
Thrust 2x 1,725 HP 2x 1,286 kW
Wingspan 70 ft 7 in 21.51 m
Length 53 ft 10 in. 16.41 m
Height 18 ft 10 in 5.74 m
Weight empty 14,000 lb 6,350 kg
Speed 410 mph 660 km/h
Range 5,000 miles 8,046 km
Armament 4x 12.7mm machine gun, 907 kg bombs
Crew Three
Date deployed 1942
Number built 2


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