Manufacturer: Douglas

Model: DS-452

Name: Fuelmaster

Type: Fuel glider

Date: 1945

Status: Experimental

Country: United States of America

Service: U.S. Army Air Force (evaluation only)

Designation: XFG-2


My Douglas Fuelmaster is simply an A-26 Invader deprived of its engines, turret and all armament. Its fuselage and wings would have been entirely devoted to carrying fuel in support of long-range bombers, had World War II lasted longer.

NOTE: dedicated fuel gliders were considered by the U.S. Army Air Force in 1944 but only the Cornelius XFG-1 was built and remained a prototype.

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