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B-18 Bolo walkaround — part 2 of 2

6 August 2014

B-18 Bolo walkaround — part 2 of 2

47° 07′ 55″  N / 122° 28′ 56″ W

Douglas B-18 Bolo — photo by Joseph May

The Douglas B-18 Bolo at the McChord Air Museum & Heritage Hill Air Park — photo by Joseph May

Continuing the walkaround of this Douglas B-18 Bolo from the previous Monday we see more detail of this aircraft exhibited at the McChord Air Museum & Heritage Hill Air Park (see the museum review as well as posts of the other aircraft using the search window).

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force has this fact sheet with excellent photos as well as this fact sheet also with outstanding images.

Douglas B-18 Bolo — photo by Joseph May

Douglas B-18 Bolo’s had deep fuselages with mid-mounted wings — photo by Joseph May

Douglas B-18 Bolo — photo by Joseph May

Douglas B-18 Bolo rear aspect — photo by Joseph May

Douglas B-18 Bolo — photo by Joseph May

Douglas B-18 Bolo’s dorsal gun position — photo by Joseph May

Douglas B-18 Bolo — photo by Joseph May

Douglas B-18 Bolo’s pre and early Word War II Army Air Corps national symbol (soon to drop the red dot as it was easily confused with the Japanese rising sun symbol) — photo by Joseph May

Douglas B-18 Bolo — photo by Joseph May

Douglas B-18 Bolos would have had a difficult time defending from rear attacks as seen from this perspective — photo by Joseph May

Interior view of the cockpit in the B-18 Bolo on display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force — U.S. Air Force photo

Interior view of the cockpit in the B-18 Bolo on display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force — U.S. Air Force photo

Douglas B-18 Bolo — photo by Joseph May

Another view of this Douglas B-18 Bolo’s rudder — photo by Joseph May

 

 

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