By Dr William Wolf (Mi
William Wolf brings his meticulous study to explain the little recognized Douglas B-18 Bolo which used to be America's so much a number of entrance line bomber on the time of Pearl Harbor. through the years the tale of the airliner became bomber has languished in obscurity and the few articles at the topic in well known aviation magazines have emphasised its faults and maligned it as the cheap bomber that had few virtues. Wolf's entire booklet is the 1st ever at the topic and provides the reader the definitive description and appraisal of this missed bomber's improvement, trying out, manufacture, the plane in keeping with se, and wrestle adventure.
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Effective on aircraft 36-343 onward, the inboard half of each nacelle was given one coat of primer, followed by two top coats of flat Bronze Green lacquer shade #9. The landing gear and tail wheel parts, and the exterior surfaces of the metal strips on both front and rear turrets, were given one coat of zinc chromate primer, followed by one coat of aluminum spar varnish. Any exposed steel hydraulic lines were given one coat of primer, and finished to match the adjacent surface. g. fabric covered) were given one coat of zinc chromate primer before assembly, while aluminum covered and aluminum alloy parts were given a dip coat of Lionoil before assembly.
Where two colors were specified, they were appli d side-by-side in 1/2 inch wide bands located the ame as sp cified for single colors. Banding: I) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) Fuel lines and connections Oil lines and connections Fire extinguisher lines Airspeed lines Oxygen lines Vacuum lines Supercharger lines De-icer lines Automatic pilot hne 10) Floatation equipment lines II) Manifold pressure 12) Steam (heating) lines 13) Purging (bilge) lines 14) Exhaust analyzer Red Yellow Brown Black Light Green White and Light Green Orange Light Blue and Light Green o banding Light blue White and Light Blue Light Blue and Black Light Blue and Yellow Light Blue and Brown The hydraulic lines were marked with triple banding, consisting of a Yellow band bordered on each side with Light Blue banding.
The system was supplied by a four gallon alcohol deicer tank located inside the fuselage cabin. De-icer Alcohol Tank. (Author/Pima) 66 67 Douglas B-18 Bolo - The Ultimate Look: From Drawing Board to U-boat Hunter Chapter 4: The B-18 - Description compartment became too hot, this valve was to be closed to stop the steam from going to the radiator, and allowed cold air to circulate through the system. 75, was for the use of the front gunner and the bombardier. 25 were for the use of the pilot, co-pilot, radio operator, and rear lower gunner.
Douglas B-18 Bolo - The Ultimate Look: from Drawing Board to U-Boat Hunter (Schiffer Military History) by Dr William Wolf (Mi