Convair B-32 Dominator
Designed by Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation
(Convair) to compete with the B-29 Superfortress.
When the B-29 was selected by the US Army Air Force, the B-32 was completed
as a less sophisticated alternative, without cabin
pressurisation and remote controlled gun turrets.
Only fifteen B-32s entered combat service with the 312th
Bombardment Group, 386th Bombardment Squadron based at Clark Field. This was the only unit to ever operate the B-32 in combat combat during World War II.
A total of 118 were built. Postwar, the majority of the B-32 Dominator bombers built were stored and scrapped at Kingman Field and Walnut Ridge Field, many directly from the Consolidated Vultee assembly line.
Consolidated B-32 Dominator by Joe Baugher
Dominator - The Story of the Consolidated B-32 Bomber by Stephen Harding and James Long
Rampage of the Roarin' 20's pages 303-307
Engine 4 x Wright
R-3350-23 Cyclone radial
Length 83' 1"
Maximum Speed 357 mph
Range 3,800 miles
Armament 2 x 20mm cannon
(nose & tail) 4 x .50 cal machine guns
Bombload 20,000 lbs.