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Offline McColm

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Ideas for the B-36 Peacemaker
« on: September 14, 2017, 02:27:35 pm »
The original sketches for the XB-36 back in 1941 had a twin fins at the tail, the same as the B-24.
A transport version had also been proposed and could carry 250 troops at a distance of 3,475 miles at an average speed of 300mph. Another troop transport concept was a double decker carrying 400 troops/passengers. A revised version had rear loading doors.
This was proposed before the XC-99 was ever thought of and the use of T34 or T56 turboprop engines for later follow-on versions.
Another Whiffer had an idea of a aerial water bomber or maritime surveillance.
A tanker version or weather reconnaissance.
I'm not too sure if the B-36 would make a good flying boat but it's worth a try.

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Re: Ideas for the B-36 Peacemaker
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2017, 02:31:04 pm »
They trialled a tanker B-36 during its earlier days, but using the Flight Refuelling probe and drogue system rather than the Boeing flying boom. The hose was deployed from the bomb bay on a hinged arm to ensure it was clear of the turbulence, but the idea wasn't adopted by the USAF. The 'Magnesium Overcast' book has some photos of the arm deployed.
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Re: Ideas for the B-36 Peacemaker
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2017, 07:43:53 pm »
Thanks Kit :thumbsup:

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Re: Ideas for the B-36 Peacemaker
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2017, 01:36:14 am »
I like the weather reconnaissance idea!  Think of all of the sundry excrescences (bulges, probes etc) you could add to the basic structure.

  If you want a really off the wall suggestion, fit a camera pod or five and  paint up a B 36 in  UK Ordnance Survey livery.  Just the thing for providing detailed mapping for all of those newly independent countries of the Commonwealth.
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Re: Ideas for the B-36 Peacemaker
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2017, 02:23:04 am »
Mine will be RAAF or RAF in anti flash white.
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Re: Ideas for the B-36 Peacemaker
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2017, 03:23:01 am »
Could be the big brother to the Boeing Washington.
The flying battle ship, not too sure if twin booms and twin tail fins would work.

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Re: Ideas for the B-36 Peacemaker
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2017, 03:50:20 am »
i once Posted an Idea for Using the B-36 as a Fire Fighting Aircraft for Forest Fires,Think the B-36 would Work for that Role? Dan

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Re: Ideas for the B-36 Peacemaker
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2017, 05:42:51 am »
I wonder about a mini B-36, with reduced span (*Kit fades out*) and length and just four engines?
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Re: Ideas for the B-36 Peacemaker
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2017, 06:15:08 am »

I wonder about a mini B-36, with reduced span (*Kirt fades out*) and length and just four engines?


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May I have the spare wing bits when you've done it and I can extend my Peacemaker?  ;D
« Last Edit: September 15, 2017, 03:22:33 pm by PR19_Kit »
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Ideas for the B-36 Peacemaker
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2017, 10:59:38 am »
How about a Soviet copy of the B-36 Peacemaker?

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Re: Ideas for the B-36 Peacemaker
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2017, 01:11:18 am »
Just had a thought,
Something similar to the Boeing C-97. A double-deck, with the vacform kit sitting on top.
I can use the wings on my vacform B-35.

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Re: Ideas for the B-36 Peacemaker
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2017, 01:39:10 am »
Super-duper Guppy?
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Re: Ideas for the B-36 Peacemaker
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Re: Ideas for the B-36 Peacemaker
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2017, 04:52:30 am »
Another idea would be to use the 1/72 vacform Blohm and Voss BV222 with the vacform B-36, which would make a rather large flying boat.

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Re: Ideas for the B-36 Peacemaker
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2017, 10:47:36 pm »
Super-duper Guppy?
I 've got the 1/72 KC-97G vacform kit in my stash that I could use.