Modern medium bomber

Started by kerick, September 12, 2022, 09:30:29 PM

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PR19_Kit

Quote from: kitnut617 on September 21, 2022, 06:09:31 AMI've read somewhere, an F-15 can carry the same load as a Lancaster.


Hm, yes. I can just imagine an F-15 trying to fly with a Grand Slam loaded..................  :-\
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I could try building a couple of the 5000 pound bunker buster used in Desert Storm.
I've got the kits out to compare shapes and dimensions and see if this might actually work. Our club's show and contest is Oct 15th so I might be able to pick up spare parts there. I need to paint the one I'm working on and finish it in time for the show.
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kitnut617

Quote from: PR19_Kit on September 21, 2022, 09:44:55 AM
Quote from: kitnut617 on September 21, 2022, 06:09:31 AMI've read somewhere, an F-15 can carry the same load as a Lancaster.


Hm, yes. I can just imagine an F-15 trying to fly with a Grand Slam loaded..................  :-\

I think it was referring to the amount of smaller bombs and the ""normal"" load of a Lancaster   ;)
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dorsal mount and launch it over the engines with a drouge chute?  :thumbsup:

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Quote from: kitnut617 on September 21, 2022, 10:39:11 AM
Quote from: PR19_Kit on September 21, 2022, 09:44:55 AM
Quote from: kitnut617 on September 21, 2022, 06:09:31 AMI've read somewhere, an F-15 can carry the same load as a Lancaster.


Hm, yes. I can just imagine an F-15 trying to fly with a Grand Slam loaded..................  :-\

I think it was referring to the amount of smaller bombs and the ""normal"" load of a Lancaster   ;)

Weight of ordinance equivalent to a Grand Slam, around 22k lbs.
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Wasn't there a British design (pre TSR.2) for a low-level bomber/strike aircraft with a large (atomic) bomb mounted on the back for toss bombing? I have some vague memories...  :rolleyes:

kerick

Quote from: Dizzyfugu on September 22, 2022, 03:10:23 AMWasn't there a British design (pre TSR.2) for a low-level bomber/strike aircraft with a large (atomic) bomb mounted on the back for toss bombing? I have some vague memories...  :rolleyes:

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Quote from: scooter on September 21, 2022, 03:30:58 PM
Quote from: kitnut617 on September 21, 2022, 10:39:11 AM
Quote from: PR19_Kit on September 21, 2022, 09:44:55 AM
Quote from: kitnut617 on September 21, 2022, 06:09:31 AMI've read somewhere, an F-15 can carry the same load as a Lancaster.


Hm, yes. I can just imagine an F-15 trying to fly with a Grand Slam loaded..................  :-\

I think it was referring to the amount of smaller bombs and the ""normal"" load of a Lancaster   ;)

Weight of ordinance equivalent to a Grand Slam, around 22k lbs.

The F-15E has pylons that are good for 23,000 lbs
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Yep, and the Mudhen can carry that load farther and faster than a Lancaster.  ;D
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I got out some kits last night and played around with them. Looks like an F-111 front end could fit onto an F-14 fuselage with less remodeling than I thought. I would have to slightly widen the F-14 fuselage where it would meet the F-111 parts. Debating wether to use the ESCI F-111 or the Monogram EF-111A. I have the Revell F-14 to use for the back end. I wish I could enlarge the F-14 parts about 15 or 20%.
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PR19_Kit

Quote from: jcf on September 22, 2022, 12:49:10 PMYep, and the Mudhen can carry that load farther and faster than a Lancaster.  ;D


I should think so too! The Lanc was designed in the late 30s, and the F-15 in the late 60s. It's called 'progress'.

But an F-15 still can't carry a Grand Slam..............
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
Kit

kitnut617

Yeah! maybe not a Grand Slam, half a Tallboy though ----   ;D
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