Short Stirling mk3

by   5,829 BoganBoganTheMan  15 days ago

The Short Stirling was a British four-engined heavy bomber of the Second World War. It has the distinction of being the first four-engined bomber to be introduced into service with the Royal Air Force (RAF).

The Stirling was designed during the late 1930s by Short Brothers to conform with the requirements laid out in Air Ministry Specification B.12/36. Prior to this, the RAF had been primarily interested in developing increasingly capable twin-engined bombers but had been persuaded to investigate a prospective four-engined bomber as a result of promising foreign developments in the field. Out of the submissions made to the specification, Supermarine proposed the Type 317 which was viewed as the favourite, while Short's submission, named the S.29, was selected as an alternative. When the preferred Type 317 had to be abandoned, the S.29, which later received the name Stirling, proceeded to production.

During early 1941, the Stirling entered squadron service. During its use as a bomber, pilots praised the type for its ability to out-turn enemy night fighters and its favourable handling characteristics, while the altitude ceiling was often a subject of criticism. The Stirling had a relatively brief operational career as a bomber before being relegated to second line duties from late 1943. This was due to the increasing availability of the more capable Handley Page Halifax and Avro Lancaster, which took over the strategic bombing of Germany. Decisions by the Air Ministry on certain performance requirements, such as to restrict the wingspan of the aircraft to 100 feet, had played a role in limiting the Stirling's performance; these restrictive demands had not been placed upon the Halifax and Lancaster bombers.

                                                                               -Wikipedia

1 closing landing gear door
(after landing gear are fully retracted
2 open bomb bay
7 autopilot + turret (roll and pitch)
6 top turret machine gun

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 110.0ft (33.5m)
  • Length 98.7ft (30.1m)
  • Height 26.0ft (7.9m)
  • Empty Weight 101,576lbs (46,074kg)
  • Loaded Weight 103,381lbs (46,892kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.154
  • Wing Loading 37.5lbs/ft2 (183.1kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 2,756.0ft2 (256.0m2)
  • Drag Points 48262

Parts

  • Number of Parts 1201
  • Control Surfaces 17
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    @WarHawk95 thanks you very much

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    @jamesPLANESii

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    Btw have you seriously not had an account before now?

    11 days ago
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    I think you lowered the FOV too much. The screenshots look a bit odd.

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    51.7k Franticmatty

    Awesome plane, Love it! :D

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    7,376 danman12

    Something fishy is going on here, this quite a beautiful plane indeed, but a player who has joined 14 days ago and seems to a master builder with in those days is just not right, I bet your secretly a Platinum player "cough cough BogdanX" I'm on to you😂😂😂

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    22.4k AdlerSteiner

    @MrDoolittle ILLUMINATTI CONFARM

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    8,204 MrDoolittle

    This is secretly BogdanX's alt for planes with cockpits.
    Honestly tho great build and wouldn’t be surprised if this is someone else’s alt

    +1 14 days ago
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    9,842 Potato21

    Your way better than me

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    9,297 Trainzo

    Very beautiful replica. Fantastic job.

    +2 14 days ago
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    17.6k Tang0five

    Beautiful. Magnificent. Superb - bloody good job!

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    22.4k AdlerSteiner

    you made everything so good that, i can't make the ones you've built! (kinda suspicious...)

    +1 14 days ago
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    Очень крутой самолёт! Летит на удивление замечательно (не идеально), бомбовый отсек тоже хорошо сделан.

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    2,734 MEERKAT978

    She is stunning mate. Absolutely stunning! A faithful replica of an iconic bomber lost to time...

    14 days ago
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    12.4k ThePilotDude

    Absolutely incredible!

    15 days ago
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    1,906 CursedFlames

    Do you have the planes pre-made or nearly finished? Because 3 1000+ parts planes in 6 days is insane! You make excellent planes, but I was wondering how you got them out so fast.

    +4 15 days ago
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    24.0k CRJ900Pilot

    Sweet! How do you make these so fast?

    15 days ago
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    1,822 WarHawk95

    Great job. Surely one of the grearest work I've ever seen on this website. 👌😉👍

    +2 15 days ago
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    50.0k RamboJutter

    Holy cow man, that looks epic. Now if only we could teach you how to make wings ;p I love the Stirling, I made a wooden model of it a few years back even. @tang0five you seen this?

    +3 15 days ago