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danjama
01-28-2006, 10:33 AM
would you say is most closely related to the B17 flying Fortress?

Im interested in peoples opinions, so that i can start work on my new secret project!

Pics are welcome http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

I was thinking the B52 but to me they just dont click http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

http://www.wren-turbines.com/B52-Finals.jpg

danjama
01-28-2006, 10:33 AM
would you say is most closely related to the B17 flying Fortress?

Im interested in peoples opinions, so that i can start work on my new secret project!

Pics are welcome http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

I was thinking the B52 but to me they just dont click http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

http://www.wren-turbines.com/B52-Finals.jpg

LStarosta
01-28-2006, 10:37 AM
the B29...

Low_Flyer_MkII
01-28-2006, 10:41 AM
B-29/Washington

Daresay the good ol' B-17 was in use, too.

tomtheyak
01-28-2006, 10:48 AM
I'd say the Tu-95 'Bear' and even the 'Backfire' personally.

There are characterstics of the Tu-4 in both theses aircraft and the Tu-4 was itself a reverse engineered B-29, so the lineage, though diluted is there.

danjama
01-28-2006, 11:02 AM
DFor the project i have in mind the B29 isnt really a candidate, i am thinking next gen, jet bombers http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Low_Flyer_MkII
01-28-2006, 11:06 AM
Nice piccies here...

http://www.fas.org/nuke/guide/usa/bomber/b-47.htm

Check out the whole site.

wayno7777
01-28-2006, 11:08 AM
Beat me to it, L_F. That was the one I was thinking of....



BTW, great link, thx!

Waldo.Pepper
01-28-2006, 11:09 AM
Sorry, but none of em'.

russ.nl
01-28-2006, 11:13 AM
I think the Tu-95 "Bear". It has the overall look of a B-17. The tail, tailgunner, the nose
and ofcourse that it is a propplane.
http://air.top81.cn/bomber/gfx/tu95/tu95_all.gif
http://www.aviapress.com/engl/amo/amo72004_1.jpg

BoCfuss
01-28-2006, 11:13 AM
That B-52 had to be the coolest rc plane i've ever seen.

danjama
01-28-2006, 11:14 AM
what about the B1, what do u guys think?

btw very nice link LF, great piccies!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

p1ngu666
01-28-2006, 11:14 AM
depends how u look at it. orginaly the idea was to fly above fighters, so the RAF v bombers and others are like that.

or to rely on defensive firepower? hmm some russian and the b52 had a tail turret.

most just followed the mossie path http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

danjama
01-28-2006, 11:17 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by p1ngu666:
depends how u look at it. orginaly the idea was to fly above fighters, so the RAF v bombers and others are like that.

or to rely on defensive firepower? hmm some russian and the b52 had a tail turret.

most just followed the mossie path http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
aye tis true about the V bombers, but it has to be yank

ARCHIE_CALVERT
01-28-2006, 01:40 PM
B-36 Peacemaker
http://www.fas.org/nuke/guide/usa/bomber/b-36_1.jpg

wayno7777
01-28-2006, 02:04 PM
There also was a B-32, but alas, I haven't any pics....

CV-707
01-28-2006, 02:07 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by wayno7777:
There also was a B-32, but alas, I haven't any pics.... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

My my! Reply to this quote and you have 2000 posts! Congratulations!

Low_Flyer_MkII
01-28-2006, 02:11 PM
B-32 Dominator pics here:
http://www.military.cz/usa/air/war/bomber/b32/b32_en.htm

B-35
http://www.fas.org/nuke/guide/usa/bomber/xb35-1_300-2.jpg

ARCHIE_CALVERT
01-28-2006, 02:13 PM
http://www.indianamilitary.org/NEWSLETTER/2004/June/images/89-B32-42-108474.jpg

B-32

danjama
01-28-2006, 02:19 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by CV-707:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by wayno7777:
There also was a B-32, but alas, I haven't any pics.... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

My my! Reply to this quote and you have 2000 posts! Congratulations! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

and it looks like this is your first! welcome http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

wayno7777
01-28-2006, 02:31 PM
w00t! Thanks! CV-707 And thanks for the link, L_F. I thought of the B-32 cause they have a display model in http://www.historicaviation.com/historicaviation/produc...tegory=USAAF+Bombers (http://www.historicaviation.com/historicaviation/product_info.po?ID=8100&product=Models+and+Kits&category=ww&subcategory=USAAF+Bombers)
and a book http://www.historicaviation.com/historicaviation/produc...tegory=USAAF+Bombers (http://www.historicaviation.com/historicaviation/product_info.po?ID=3347&product=Books&category=ww&subcategory=USAAF+Bombers)
One of the catalogues I have also shows a 1/72nd scale model kit....


Btw, welcome to the addiction!!!

jarink
01-28-2006, 03:52 PM
Actually, the B-32 design was a continuation of the B-24 series. It started with the Navy's PB4Y-2 (essentially a single-finned B-24 with extended nose and different turrets).
http://www.scret.org/pb4y-2/img/Image2.gif

Apparently these changes resulted in some significant imrovements in performance. The Army was interested and ordered the B-32 as a more conventional backup to the B-29 program. A handful of B-32s actually saw some action right at the end of the war against Japan.

My vote for "most B-17 like" would go to the B-36. Though it was made by Consolidated, that tail looks sooo Boeing.