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Re: Bombers repurposed into transports/airliners
« Reply #30 on: October 03, 2019, 01:30:39 pm »
Yes, but what if you just kept the lower deck  :banghead:

Then you'd basically have a Tu-70.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tupolev_Tu-70

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Re: Bombers repurposed into transports/airliners
« Reply #31 on: October 03, 2019, 02:04:38 pm »
Yes, but what if you just kept the lower deck  :banghead:

Then you'd basically have a Tu-70.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tupolev_Tu-70


Thanks for the info,  I have always wanted to build something like this in 1/72 scale  :thumbsup:

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Re: Bombers repurposed into transports/airliners
« Reply #32 on: December 29, 2019, 11:25:09 am »
i was playing arround wit h the idea of converting a Canadair CL-215 into a pssenger aircraft, IIRC there was a passenger version envisioned called the CL-215C. with seats for about 36 passengers.
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Re: Bombers repurposed into transports/airliners
« Reply #33 on: December 29, 2019, 11:28:52 am »
I found this in the stash:



Looks like a good candidate to transform into an airliner....

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Re: Bombers repurposed into transports/airliners
« Reply #34 on: December 29, 2019, 11:59:06 am »

Looks like a good candidate to transform into an airliner....


Or a bus even...……………..  ;D
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Re: Bombers repurposed into transports/airliners
« Reply #35 on: December 29, 2019, 12:10:56 pm »
Why do French aircraft of this period all look as though they have a conservatory on the sharp end?  Did the designers mix up their aeroplane and home improvement plans?
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Re: Bombers repurposed into transports/airliners
« Reply #36 on: December 29, 2019, 12:56:52 pm »
That whole aerodynamics thing! Who needs it!......... :banghead:
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Re: Bombers repurposed into transports/airliners
« Reply #37 on: December 29, 2019, 02:58:29 pm »
The Bloch MB 210 "Block".    ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Bombers repurposed into transports/airliners
« Reply #38 on: December 29, 2019, 03:54:47 pm »
I keep looking at the Breguet Atlantique in my stash and wonder how I could turn it into an airliner.
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Re: Bombers repurposed into transports/airliners
« Reply #39 on: December 29, 2019, 08:03:58 pm »
Why do French aircraft of this period all look as though they have a conservatory on the sharp end?  Did the designers mix up their aeroplane and home improvement plans?

They don't.  ;) :wacko:


Potez 62 (believe it or not the sister to the Potez 540 bomber).


Dewoitine D.338


Bloch MB.160


LeO H-47
Many more examples out there.

The look of the Amiot 143, Farman F.220, Potez 540 and MB.200 bombers was largely
a result of the specifications and operational concepts to which they were designed and
the length of time it took to go from proposal to production.
In realistic terms, 1920s concepts that didn't go into service until the mid-'30s. The
airframe construction methods also played a role, just as it did with Brit bombers of
the period.

Farman F.220 family design started in 1925, first flight 1932, entry into service 1936 (F.221).

Amiot 143, designed to a 1928 specification, first flight 1931, entry into service 1935.

Bloch MB.200 and Potez 540 were the speed demons of the lot, designed to a 1932 specification,
first flight 1933, entry into service 1934.
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Re: Bombers repurposed into transports/airliners
« Reply #40 on: December 29, 2019, 11:57:18 pm »
I'm glad Jon picked those couple of more streamlined French birds from the 30's up  :thumbsup: For some reason the French seem to have operated at either end of the spectrum when it came to aircraft looks and didn't bother with designing anything that was just "normal" :mellow:

I wouldn't mind if they used all that angular interior space to give the crew a decent operating area but if you look at period shots of the interior they are appallingly designed  :banghead:


I still have a soft spot for them though  ;)
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Re: Bombers repurposed into transports/airliners
« Reply #41 on: December 30, 2019, 01:54:57 pm »
... The Luftwaffe had at least one Ju 88 converted to carry passengers...

Another mission to be performed by Ju-88 airframe

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Re: Bombers repurposed into transports/airliners
« Reply #42 on: December 30, 2019, 02:15:58 pm »
I keep looking at the Breguet Atlantique in my stash and wonder how I could turn it into an airliner.
I have a brochure from Breguet which mentions using the Atlantic as a troop carrier,  so the airliner concept is doable,  as I have the Revell 1/72 Breguet Dassault Br1150 Atlantic anniversary kit in the stash awaiting to be turned into a  twin turbofaned AEW platform. The idea did have the backing of the British and French governments with the Grumman E-2 Hawkeye rotodome (Tyne  engines)or the  FASS radomes with a pair of Rolls-Royce Spey engines but never made it into service.

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Re: Bombers repurposed into transports/airliners
« Reply #43 on: January 01, 2020, 07:26:55 pm »
I'm glad Jon picked those couple of more streamlined French birds from the 30's up  :thumbsup: For some reason the French seem to have operated at either end of the spectrum when it came to aircraft looks and didn't bother with designing anything that was just "normal" :mellow:

I wouldn't mind if they used all that angular interior space to give the crew a decent operating area but if you look at period shots of the interior they are appallingly designed  :banghead:


I still have a soft spot for them though  ;)

It was the French branch of the English School of Ergonomic Design.  ;) ;D
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Re: Bombers repurposed into transports/airliners
« Reply #44 on: January 02, 2020, 06:31:43 am »


It was the French branch of the English School of Ergonomic Design.  ;) ;D

True  ;D ;D
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