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Re: Bombers repurposed into transports/airliners
« Reply #90 on: April 14, 2021, 01:10:09 am »
you're aware HP did 2 proposals for just that: the HP.97 and HP.111.

https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/threads/civilian-versions-of-bomber-aircraft.3126/post-378539

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Re: Bombers repurposed into transports/airliners
« Reply #91 on: April 14, 2021, 03:10:44 am »
Passenger versions of H.P. Victor, militar and civil.  :mellow:

Note that this would be an almost global range liner. :thumbsup:



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Re: Bombers repurposed into transports/airliners
« Reply #92 on: April 17, 2021, 12:00:15 pm »
^^^^^
Air France got Vickers Viscount :thumbsup:. And in that colonial time frame, she could fly nonstop from Paris to Indochine :thumbsup:
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Re: Bombers repurposed into transports/airliners
« Reply #93 on: April 17, 2021, 01:50:43 pm »
And Comets too............
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Bombers repurposed into transports/airliners
« Reply #94 on: April 17, 2021, 01:56:57 pm »
And even the Caravelle prototypes had a Comet nose/cockpit section from the de Havilland spares box.
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Re: Bombers repurposed into transports/airliners
« Reply #95 on: April 20, 2021, 11:52:41 am »
IMHO: An elegant airliner. :o :wub:  :mellow:

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Re: Bombers repurposed into transports/airliners
« Reply #96 on: April 21, 2021, 06:12:49 am »
Indeed, very elegant  :thumbsup:
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Re: Bombers repurposed into transports/airliners
« Reply #97 on: May 24, 2021, 08:03:59 pm »
Enlarged version of Martin 4.0.4, equipped with the wings of XB-48 and their odd triple jet pods :mellow:

To avoid central undercarriage, not adequate for a liner, main u/c has been moved to sponsons in outer face of engine pods.



Sorry, in this case only wings has been repurposed. :mellow: :mellow:
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Re: Bombers repurposed into transports/airliners
« Reply #98 on: May 25, 2021, 11:58:25 am »
Airliner derived from Convair XB-36. Along with orignal XB-46

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Re: Bombers repurposed into transports/airliners
« Reply #99 on: May 25, 2021, 02:08:58 pm »
Very nice, but I'm sure Howard Hughes would have kept the bubble canopy on top for TWA.  ;D
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Re: Bombers repurposed into transports/airliners
« Reply #100 on: May 25, 2021, 11:32:26 pm »
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Re: Bombers repurposed into transports/airliners
« Reply #101 on: May 26, 2021, 04:24:19 pm »
Very nice, but I'm sure Howard Hughes would have kept the bubble canopy on top for TWA.  ;D
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Re: Bombers repurposed into transports/airliners
« Reply #102 on: May 26, 2021, 04:30:52 pm »
Regional liner based in North American B-45 Tornado.

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Re: Bombers repurposed into transports/airliners
« Reply #103 on: May 30, 2021, 12:24:12 pm »
Would the Boeing B-52 make a great airliner?