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The Engines - More or Less GB : Discussion

Started by NARSES2, June 18, 2019, 06:59:19 AM

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Weaver

Noratlas could have wingtip(?) mounted jet pods.

C-119 could have a dorsal jet pod.

Bronco could have a dorsal jet pod for target-towing.

Shackleton Mk.3s had Viper turbojets in the outer engine pods.

Neptune could have underwing jet pods.


Re the Wellesley/Wellington debate, you could always go the other way and attach the Wellesley kit's spare engine to the front of a Wimpy, then add a gondola for the bomb-aimer.

How about adding a third, pusher engine to the back of the fuselage pod on a twin-boom, twin-engined design? The P-38 is probably a bit too small (maybe a small jet..?) but the P-61 seems ripe for it, as does the Fw-189.
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NARSES2

Quote from: kitbasher on June 19, 2019, 09:24:07 AM
Quote from: NARSES2 on June 19, 2019, 06:39:47 AM
I've a couple of ideas, one involves a Fairey Battle and the other a Westland Whirlwind.

I have one Battle in the stash so just need another, so you can guess where I'm going there. The other requires an old Airfix Whirlwind but they are stupid prices on E-Bay (IMHO anyway) so I'll look again when I get back from "oop North"

http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,21075.0/highlight,fairey+falcon.html Or a zwilling Battlebattle?

That's nice Dave  :thumbsup:

I was thinking of mine being a product of Avions Fairy in Belgium, perhaps as a torpedo bomber ?

Anyway the Whirlwind idea, which I talked to you about  ;), was my first idea, so providing I can get the kit that's the way I will go.
Decals my @r$e!

PR19_Kit

But NONE of those examples quoted will do for this GB as they've already been built in the RW.

We need more creative thought, like a Beverley assault glider maybe?  :o
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

Caveman

9 engined b-52?

Peacemaker with more than 10 engines?

An N-1 rocket with more than 43 (yes) engines?
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TomZ

You guys all go for more.
But less is also nice.

What about a B-52 with 1 big engine and 1 big prop in the nose?
Or a B747 glider?

TomZ
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TallEng

Quote from: PR19_Kit on June 20, 2019, 07:01:48 AM
But NONE of those examples quoted will do for this GB as they've already been built in the RW.

We need more creative thought, like a Beverley assault glider maybe?  :o

Concorde as a (very fast) Glider?
It'll need a pretty big catapult to get across the Atlantic though ;D
And the 'G' Forces on take off.......

Regards
keith
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jcf

Quote from: TallEng on June 20, 2019, 09:19:21 AM
Quote from: PR19_Kit on June 20, 2019, 07:01:48 AM
But NONE of those examples quoted will do for this GB as they've already been built in the RW.

We need more creative thought, like a Beverley assault glider maybe?  :o

Concorde as a (very fast) Glider?
It'll need a pretty big catapult to get across the Atlantic though ;D
And the 'G' Forces on take off.......

Regards
keith

Mount it on top of a Boeing 2707 mothership.  ;D
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Sense doesn't come into it. People are
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actually is than they ever are about
whatever's supposed to be behind the
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jcf

Perhaps a White Triplex-like three Liberty LSR layout, one up front - two in the back, if you want to go the
brutal route for a vehicle modification.
;D

http://theoldmotor.com/?p=48819



"Conspiracy theory's got to be simple.
Sense doesn't come into it. People are
more scared of how complicated crap
actually is than they ever are about
whatever's supposed to be behind the
conspiracy."
-The Peripheral, William Gibson 2014

PR19_Kit

A double length Micky Thompson Challenger 1 with eight engines?  ;D

A similarly lengthened Goldenrod too?  ;D
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

63cpe

Planning to take part in this GB. How about a PB4-Y2 in COD role? was this done before?

David aka 63cpe

PR19_Kit

You'd need a BIG carrier to take that aboard!  :o

So long as it has anything OTHER than 4 engines it'd be a goer for this GB though.  :thumbsup:
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

63cpe

Privateer minus two engines for good measure..shortened..otherwise way to large for the average carrier ;-)

David aka 63cpe

jcf

Quote from: PR19_Kit on June 20, 2019, 01:24:37 PM
A double length Micky Thompson Challenger 1 with eight engines?  ;D

A similarly lengthened Goldenrod too?  ;D
Challenger with a single turbine.

Goldenrod with twin V-12s.  ;D
"Conspiracy theory's got to be simple.
Sense doesn't come into it. People are
more scared of how complicated crap
actually is than they ever are about
whatever's supposed to be behind the
conspiracy."
-The Peripheral, William Gibson 2014

Weaver

Quote from: PR19_Kit on June 20, 2019, 07:01:48 AM
But NONE of those examples quoted will do for this GB as they've already been built in the RW.

We need more creative thought, like a Beverley assault glider maybe?  :o

Can't speak for anybody else, but my point in posting was to give examples of engines added in the real world in order to inspire other people's ideas for their whiffy builds, i.e. if you can add a pair of Vipers to a Shack in the real world, then maybe you can add a pair of Derwents to a Lanc in Whiff World?

I'd have thought a Beverley assault glider wouldn't be so much 'creative' as 'destructive'.... :o ;)
"We thank you, but this diversion is not true. Things never happened thus."

"Oh, but it IS true. Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and dreams are
the shadow-truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes, and forgot."

- Sandman: A Midsummer Night's Dream, by Neil Gaiman

jcf

Quote from: 63cpe on June 20, 2019, 01:50:21 PM
Privateer minus two engines for good measure..shortened..otherwise way to large for the average carrier ;-)

David aka 63cpe

Convair proposed the XP5Y-1 (Model 38) to the Navy in October 1942,
it was basically a B-24D equipped with two R-3350 in place of the
four R-1830.
"Conspiracy theory's got to be simple.
Sense doesn't come into it. People are
more scared of how complicated crap
actually is than they ever are about
whatever's supposed to be behind the
conspiracy."
-The Peripheral, William Gibson 2014