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NM1B2 Pelican

20.3k LegnaK  14 days ago

Special Thanks to Othawne for the screenshot help

Nation of Origin: Iosia
Role: Maritime Patrol Bomber and Search and Rescue
First Flight: 30th May 1934
Introduction: 6th March 1936
Status: Retired In limited service as Search and Rescue
Number Built: 3,084

The NM1B2 Pelican is an Iosian flying boat produced in the 1930s and 1940s as a Maritime Patrol Bomber and anti-Submarine amphibious aircraft. It was the most widely used Seaplane of the Second Global war with almost every one of Iosia's allied nations utilizing the aircraft.

The NM1B2 Pelican served in every branch of Iosia's forces during the Second Global War. and even still to this day has limited military use as a search and rescue aircraft for distances far from helicopter range- 82 years after it's introduction in 1936.


The Naming Designation of the NM1B2 stands for Naval Model One, Bomber variation 2 as the second variation of the aircraft featured landing gear for ground operations and a nose gunner with more visibility, The nickname Pelican was adopted by Nordenvokian Forces as the front of the aircraft bears a striking resemblance of the said bird, the nickname eventually stuck with Iosian troops as it was easier to call out.

Activation groups:
1 - Activate Sea Assist System (Disable immediately after unstick)
2 - Drop bombs
3 - Drop torpedoes
4 - Active nose gunner
5 - Active port gunner
6 - Active starboard gunner
7 - Activate Ground Landing Gear
8 - Lock/ Unlock control surfaces

Cameras for all views and Co-pilot.

Performance:

Maximum speed: 205 mph at sea 8,200 ft
Cruise speed: 187 mph at sea level
Range: 2,520 mi (4,030 km)
Service ceiling: 15,800 ft (4,815 m)
Rate of climb: 1,000 ft/min (5.1 m/s)

This is by far my largest build.
Side note, be VERY careful when landing on land with this aircraft, the landing gear are super finicky and there's nothing I can do about it.

https://strawpoll.com/h92dscwd
Need votes on my next build it will be a Staple fighter plane (BF-109, Zero, Mustang like) from WWII era like most my aircraft have been the past few months.

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 97.6ft (29.7m)
  • Length 72.3ft (22.0m)
  • Height 24.5ft (7.5m)
  • Empty Weight -1,291,120lbs (-585,643kg)
  • Loaded Weight 38,888lbs (17,639kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 0.548
  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.102
  • Wing Loading 9.1lbs/ft2 (44.6kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 4,258.8ft2 (395.7m2)
  • Drag Points 13124

Parts

  • Number of Parts 1103
  • Control Surfaces 0
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    this is really amazing. seeing this from my perspective is like seeing an advanced engineer's work. Its amazing. i'de upvote if i could but my points are too low

    8 days ago
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    if you let them off in the air, the torpedoes kinda just act like propeller propelled rockets

    8 days ago
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    20.3k LegnaK

    @robloxweponco It's no problem if it gets featured or not, though it would be nice.

    10 days ago
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    this should have been featured by now

    +1 10 days ago
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    20.3k LegnaK

    @Awsomur Thank you!

    10 days ago
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    37.6k Awsomur

    Absolutely smashing work.

    +1 10 days ago
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    20.3k LegnaK

    @toxicgamer88 Using a mod called designersuite. Othawne did all the work on the image though.

    @goboygo1 Thanks! and yeah, it's not exactly 100% a Catalina, that's why she's named differently.

    +1 10 days ago
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    21.7k goboygo1

    cough cough PBY catalina cough cough
    (incredibly beautiful aircraft BTW)

    11 days ago
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    2,744 toxicgamer88

    how did you get that background? btw

    +1 11 days ago
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    3,349 drgunblood

    although its called the Pelican, this is a very good model of a PBY Catalina in my opinion, good work!

    11 days ago
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    6,159 CptJacobson

    @LegnaK yo should build something to combat my Rat Heavy interceptor

    12 days ago
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    6,159 CptJacobson

    @LegnaK the Rat has fun hunting these

    12 days ago
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    390 Sovjetair

    1103 parts whyyyyyyyyyyy

    12 days ago
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    No problem! @LegnaK

    13 days ago
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    20.3k LegnaK

    @asteroidbook345 @Ariathe @DJS8Corporations Thank you!

    13 days ago
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    Beautify Done. 😉😉

    +1 13 days ago
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    cool lmao fictional PBY-5 Catalina

    13 days ago
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    7,724 Ariathe

    Absolutely beautiful! Well done!

    13 days ago
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    @LegnaK 👌🏻👌🏻

    13 days ago
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    3,375 IGNikolaev

    Wow! Cool

    +1 13 days ago
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    20.3k LegnaK

    @FairFireFight Thank you!

    +1 13 days ago
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    Damn it's beautiful

    +1 13 days ago
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    20.3k LegnaK

    @AircraftoftheRedStar Thank you!
    @asteroidbook345 It was inspired by the Catalina, but I went my own way with it :)

    14 days ago
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    Ooh looks like a Catalina

    14 days ago
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    Keep going. Doing well.

    +1 14 days ago
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