Note: The aircraft in the image above IS NOT the subject aircraft.

EDIT: MontegoMan562 takes it! The correct answer is the Martin XB-48.

The XB-48 was Martin's answer to the U.S. War Department's 1944 request for a medium bomber. It competed against and was thoroughly out-classed by the Boeing B-47 Stratojet and as a result, only two prototypes were ever built. Interestingly, the XB-48 was the first aircraft designed with bicycle landing gear.

Until next time....


Happy Friday Opponauts! It's been a while since I've done one of these so I figured it was time to get back on the horse. Also, since work is quiet today and I'm a bit bored, I may end up doing another one later. We'll see.


Anyway, on to the plane. First to correctly identify the aircraft below wins the satisfaction of a job well-done!

Sexy nacelles are sexy.