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Long-range Recce B-17 & 29
« on: July 24, 2021, 09:18:06 pm »
To increase range very much a second fuselage full of gasoline was required: <_<

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Re: Long-range Recce B-17 & 29
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2021, 11:26:01 pm »
You could also build the Boeing B-54 :thumbsup:

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Re: Long-range Recce B-17 & 29
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2021, 12:19:52 am »
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Re: Long-range Recce B-17 & 29
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2021, 08:00:19 am »
Between the B-17 source and the B-29 source was a B-24, this is not Boeing at all but anyway I may show you the related Recce twin-fuselage version: <_<

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Re: Long-range Recce B-17 & 29
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2021, 09:14:01 pm »
Thanks,  the B-32 would also look good as well  :thumbsup:

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Re: Long-range Recce B-17 & 29
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2021, 04:42:46 am »
Yes, as the Consolidated B-24 was a source, the Consolidated B-32 was one too, for a member of this family: <_<

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Re: Long-range Recce B-17 & 29
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2021, 03:09:22 am »
Yes, as the Consolidated B-24 was a source, the Consolidated B-32 was one too, for a member of this family: <_<

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Thanks Tophe. The B-36 already had the range.

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Re: Long-range Recce B-17 & 29
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2021, 04:13:02 am »
 <_< Yes, the Consolidated R-36 was the (secret) ancestor of the Convair B-36: <_<

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Re: Long-range Recce B-17 & 29
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2021, 12:05:49 pm »
Thanks 👍

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Re: Long-range Recce B-17 & 29
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2021, 02:24:56 pm »
Too symmetrical Tophe!  You need a zwilling combining a B-17 and a B-24. with mixed engines and turrets; I think the B-17's inner, B-24's outer.  Late model ships, of course, so you get the off-set pair of nose turrets, one up and one down.

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Re: Long-range Recce B-17 & 29
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2021, 03:28:52 am »
Thanks JoeP, here is the B-17/B-24 mix of your dream. I just went further a little in asymmetry, without searching for engine balance... ;)

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The asymmetric undercarriage might have been a little fragile...
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Re: Long-range Recce B-17 & 29
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2021, 03:23:29 am »

 Surely the answer to this quoting PR19_Kit, is "longer wings"? ;D

There isnt any problem that cant be solved by longer wings!   :thumbsup: :wub: ;D

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Re: Long-range Recce B-17 & 29
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2021, 03:33:56 am »
Uh? Extending the wings on which one? :unsure:
This is easy on the vector drawing related to B-36, but less easy on the photographs (requiring to "invent" pixels in the background)... ;)
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