Wyandotte Twin Engine Bomber

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Wyandotte Twin Engine Bomber

Postby Tone » Tue Oct 20, 2009 1:50 am

This Wyandotte Twin-engined Bomber from the late 1930s has punched-out cabin windows and wooden wheels. It has decals on the wings that read "Defense Bomber" and feature six-pointed stars. The wire racks on the wings held two wooden bombs that just do not exist anymore. It resembles a bi-motored version of the Douglas United Super Mainliner (DC-4E).

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Re: Wyandotte Twin Engine Bomber

Postby grwebster » Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:22 am

to see the actual plane go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fFolNwS2nY

the author of this video, Bomberguy, has a lot of excellent historical aviation stuff on youtube
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Wyandotte Twin Engine Bomber

Postby Tone » Mon Jul 04, 2011 7:44 pm

A couple days ago I found a real-life airplane that looks a lot like this toy. I saw it in an old movie and I thought it was a figment of the prop department's (pun intended) imagination but it really existed. It was called the XC-12.
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Re: Wyandotte Twin Engine Bomber

Postby Tone » Sat Jul 09, 2011 4:59 pm

Here is a similar DC-4E with a single tail from the Martin Clipper. Usually it has "United" transfers but the ones on this example read: "Souvenir of National Air Races."

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Re: Wyandotte Twin Engine Bomber

Postby Tone » Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:13 am

Look what I just found!

Photo of the bomber in blue/red with its box:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/92007257@N00/3856564069/
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Re: Wyandotte Twin Engine Bomber

Postby grwebster » Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:14 pm

Never seen pros like that but I guess they have to be original to the toy, no?
Did it actually drop a bomb?
Tone, sure am sorry you can't make it to the toy show next week- jet blue has cheap tickets. There may never be a another one.
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