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Re: Bombers repurposed into transports/airliners
« Reply #60 on: January 25, 2020, 05:22:25 am »

At risk of blowing my own trumpet, I may have built one or two repurposed bombers...


yes I would say that you might have one or two there !!! ;D
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Re: Bombers repurposed into transports/airliners
« Reply #61 on: January 25, 2020, 07:29:45 am »
Great work  :thumbsup:

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Re: Bombers repurposed into transports/airliners
« Reply #62 on: January 25, 2020, 08:35:27 am »
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Re: Bombers repurposed into transports/airliners
« Reply #63 on: January 25, 2020, 09:45:03 am »
Fantastic collection Fred   :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Bombers repurposed into transports/airliners
« Reply #64 on: January 25, 2020, 10:00:08 am »
Whilst not necessarily a bomber, ShinMaywa's US-2 can eventually turned towards amphibious passenger service.
https://www.shinmaywa.co.jp/aircraft/english/us2/us2_purpose.html

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Re: Bombers repurposed into transports/airliners
« Reply #65 on: January 25, 2020, 01:52:29 pm »
Had an idea many years ago to turn a Short Stirling fuselage into an electric locomotive. The flight deck would be left basically 'as is' at least from the outside. The Stirling's lines just struck me as looking like it would work.

I'll probably never get around to it, so if anyone wants to have a go, be my guest.
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Re: Bombers repurposed into transports/airliners
« Reply #66 on: January 25, 2020, 03:02:03 pm »
Had an idea many years ago to turn a Short Stirling fuselage into an electric locomotive. The flight deck would be left basically 'as is' at least from the outside. The Stirling's lines just struck me as looking like it would work.

I'll probably never get around to it, so if anyone wants to have a go, be my guest.

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Re: Bombers repurposed into transports/airliners
« Reply #67 on: January 25, 2020, 05:46:37 pm »
Whilst not necessarily a bomber, ShinMaywa's US-2 can eventually turned towards amphibious passenger service.
https://www.shinmaywa.co.jp/aircraft/english/us2/us2_purpose.html

A passenger version was proposed when the aircraft was under development.
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Re: Bombers repurposed into transports/airliners
« Reply #68 on: January 25, 2020, 10:40:19 pm »
I had an idea to turn the Martin SeaMaster into an airliner, which would have been developed into an amphibious aircraft with different engines.
The Convair Tradewind had similar problems with its engines and that too could have been developed further into an airliner using Rolls-Royce Tynes.
They both had beaching cradles but could have gone on to be land planes.