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Updated XB-43

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Airliner derived from Convair XB-36. Along with orignal XB-46

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Nice job YSI, fun.
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The XB-42A was revised to a standard type canopy, I'd think a revised XB-43 would have
the same canopy.

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^^^^^
I will review my design to use this nice canopy.
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Regional liner based in North American B-45 Tornado.

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Re: US X aircrafts in '40s: XB-42, XB-43, XB-46, XB-48, XB-51, XP-87...
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2021, 08:07:15 pm »
XB-51 is a pretty strange project on its own. So I had to address several issues:

1. I removed the center landing gear and replaced it with a classic one.

2. I replaced the variable incidence wings with some classic ones taken from the F-86 (upscaled).

3. I solved the problem of lack of power by adding a fourth reactor, removing the central engine.

Here we can see 2 versions:

1. Closer to the original XB-51, in TWA colors, preferred by Howard Hughes.

2. More civilized, in Pan Am colors, chosen by Juan Trippe.

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Re: US X aircrafts in '40s: XB-42, XB-43, XB-46, XB-48, XB-51, XP-87...
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2021, 01:13:20 am »
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Decals my @r$e!