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Douglas B-18 Bolo


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The B-18 was designed in response to the same U.S. Army Air Corp (USAAC) request for a "multi-engine" bomber that Boeing responded to in 1935 with the B-17.  Because the Army was not ready to fund four-engine bomber development, the USAAC decided to purchase the less expensive Douglas B-18.

The Bolo was developed as a modification of the popular DC-2.  Bolos in service during World War II were used in an anti-submarine patrol capacity; the B-18B having the bombardier's compartment replaced with a search radar with a large radome.

The Canadians named the B-18 the Digby, after a British airfield.

     
Specifications

 

 

 

Type: Bomber
Engines: two 930 hp (694 kW) Wright
R-1820-45
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