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Offline KJ_Lesnick

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WHIF Martin Bomber
« on: March 18, 2012, 08:02:36 pm »
I was looking at the Martin B-10/B-12 and I can't help but notice some similarities the forward fuselage has to the Avro-Lancaster's.  Think about it, the nose cone is located relatively low with a turret up top, with a canopy located above and behind it.  You could easily morph the nose of the B-10 into a Lancaster's nose.

Well wouldn't it be interesting if Martin decided rather than create a modified B-10 (Modified Model 146), to build something like an American Lancaster to rival the B-17 and B-18?  There would inevitably be some differences including the following
  • Engines: 4 x V-1710's or 4 x R-1830's
  • Cockpit: 2 pilots instead of a single pilot
  • Probably some differences in wing design.
  • Landing Gear: Forward folding rather than aft folding, and a nose-gear (The XB-16 featured this)
  • Different wing design: Maybe something similar in overhead to a Supermarine Sea-Fire F.46 (admittedly this doesn't look much different than the Martin 146)
  • Tail-fin design: More like the B-24 or B-25
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What do you guys think?
« Last Edit: March 20, 2012, 06:17:26 pm by KJ_Lesnick »
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Re: WHIF Martin Bomber
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2012, 10:43:29 am »
...Well wouldn't it be interesting if Martin decided rather than create a modified B-10 (Modified Model 146), to build something like an American Lancaster to rival the B-17 and B-18?
Martin designed the XB-33A with some of the features you are talking about. The V-shaped empennage BTW is similar to the one used on PBM-5 Mariner.

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Re: WHIF Martin Bomber
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2012, 09:47:27 pm »
P.S. Didn't know this, but a friend advised me, that there is even a model in 1:144 for this particular project: here

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Re: WHIF Martin Bomber
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2012, 05:39:23 am »
Do you have a Williams Brother B-10 for the project?

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Re: WHIF Martin Bomber
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2012, 07:02:04 pm »
The XB-33A isn't really what I'm looking for.  I'm looking more for an Americanized Lancaster
That being said, I'd like to remind everybody in a manner reminiscent of the SNL bit on Julian Assange, that no matter how I die: It was murder (even if there was a suicide note or a video of me peacefully dying in my sleep); should I be framed for a criminal offense or disappear, you know to blame.

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Re: WHIF Martin Bomber
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2012, 02:19:01 pm »
How would the 1:72 wings of the XB-38 mated with 1:48 fuselage of some of the Martin's medium bombers worked?