Originally posted by ggunners
This one never saw active duty but was ground breaking at the time it was created. Giving a hint with the color pic. Thought the twin side-by-side canopies were very cool looking.
That looks like more pictures of the XB-43. From the front, it could be the XB-42 but I see what looks to be a pair of air intakes high on the fuselage sides which would make this the XB-43. The first few Douglas C-74 Globemasters also had the "bug-eye" canopies. While its a nice low drag, high outside visibility set-up, it was discontinued due to poor communications between pilot and co-pilot.