Model Airplane News
August 1946

Model Airplane News Cover for August 1946 by Jo Kotula Douglas XB-42 Mixmaster

Douglas XB-42 "Mixmaster"
Model Airplane News Cover Art for August 1946
by Jo Kotula
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The Douglas XB-42 Mixmaster was an experimental bomber aircraft, designed for a high top speed. The unconventional approach was to mount the two engines within the fuselage driving a pair of contra-rotating propellers mounted at the tail, leaving the wing and fuselage clean and free of aerodynamics-reducing protrusions. Two prototype aircraft were built, but the end of World War II changed priorities and the advent of the jet engine gave an alternative way toward achieving high speed.

The Douglas XB-42 Mixmaster      The Douglas XB-42 Mixmaster

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