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BV-225 Friedensstifter 5.4

148k RamboJutter  2 months ago
Auto Credit Based on MAHADI's Luftwaffe Challenge (Closed)

The BV-225 Friedensstifter (Peacemaker/Pacifier) came about after a directive to Blohm und Voss for a high altitude, high speed, long range bomber. Due to these requirements it was decided defensive armament was not required (similar to the Ju 86P philosophy).

Crew: 3 - 1 Pilot, 1 navigator/bomb aimer/assistant pilot, 1 flight engineer
Length: 50ft
Wingspan: 73ft
Powerplant: 4x Junkers Jumo 207C 6-cyl. liquid-cooled opposed piston 2-stroke diesel engines
Propellers: 3-bladed, variable pitch
Armament: 4 SC1000 bombs

This build has lots of moving bits, more than I usually do for WWII stuff:

AG1-4 = each engine start (linked to the individual RPM dials and ignition switches in the engineers area)
AG5 = Landing Gear doors
AG6 = Bomb arm and bomb doors open/shut
VTOL DN = flaps
LG = Landing gear retract/extend
TRIM = elevator trim

Cockpit has working; control column, rudder pedals, throttles, trims, flap selector, gear up indicators, altitude gauge, IAS gauge, main hydraulic pressure indicator (well it moves anyway), fuel gauge. Engineers area has RPM and oil pressure gauges for each engine along with switches for each engine.

I have fueled it for a bomb run from Wright Airport to Snowstone and return, if this isnt long enough for you the main fuel tanks are in the leading edge of the wings (currently about 30% fuel each).

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General Characteristics

  • Predecessor Luftwaffe Challenge (Closed)
  • Successors 3 airplane(s) +63 bonus
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 73.6ft (22.4m)
  • Length 50.5ft (15.4m)
  • Height 12.8ft (3.9m)
  • Empty Weight 20,017lbs (9,079kg)
  • Loaded Weight 21,390lbs (9,702kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.186
  • Wing Loading 40.7lbs/ft2 (198.7kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 525.6ft2 (48.8m2)
  • Drag Points 3897

Parts

  • Number of Parts 1455
  • Control Surfaces 0
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    92.7k MAHADI

    RATING

    Looks : 8.5/10 pts.
    Performance : 8.75/10 pts.
    Details : 8.75/10 pts.
    Weaponry : 7.25/10 pts.
    Bonus : 8.5/10 (Bomb bay)

    OVERALL RATING : 8.35/10

    one month ago
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    9,319 Trijets

    Haha I am working on a bomber for this project too lol

    2 months ago
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    92.7k MAHADI

    @RamboJutter FYI, my PC has 2 GB RAM, XD!

    2 months ago
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    @Type2volkswagen neither, if you pause the game you can move around freely, f9 hides hud.

    2 months ago
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    6,977 Roswell

    Very fun to fly around with.
    In my opinion I like that it's big bomber that's unrealistically maneuverable.

    2 months ago
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    BTW, I can't figure out how you got the 1st and 2nd shots of the 4 thumbnails in this post...

    Did you have a camera for the screenshots that was deleted on the posted A/C?

    or

    Are you using "Freecam" or similar?

    2 months ago
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    @MAHADI just tried it on my s10 phone, works no bother.

    2 months ago
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    92.7k MAHADI

    @RamboJutter yeah... but my PC might hit it's limit.........

    2 months ago
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    @MAHADI sure you can lol :) well you did say no limit...

    2 months ago
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    @ChisP nah, most of my builds dont get over 50 up votes for some reason, still a little bit disappointed in this one but nvm.

    2 months ago
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    92.7k MAHADI

    will I be able to download this............

    2 months ago
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    9,193 ChisP

    Huh there aren’t many people around today. Normally this would have like 50 or 60 upvotes by now today is kinda slow.@RamboJutter

    2 months ago
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    @ChiChiWerx That gave me a chuckle. Also thanks again for your comments. The landing gear was based on B-47 / B52 arrangements, but they take off very differently to other aircraft and i just couldnt get this to be replicated on SP

    2 months ago
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    24.4k ChiChiWerx

    Your build possesses that quality which makes a SP build great...it's extremely engaging. The maneuverability is extremely plausible and the performance is in the ballpark...is it a bit fast at all altitudes? Perhaps, but it's also powered by four enormous props in a high speed airframe which isn't huge, all of which makes for a speedy aircraft. Also, it should be noted, prop aircraft are flown at long ranges with the power back, which slows this down quite a bit, in reality max speeds are flown at bursts, with high cruise speeds being more desired for something like this than sheer max speed. I read the test pilot's...Count Baron von Luderdorff's test report on this thing, and he says..."der flugzeug hass quite ze long takeoff roll, due to the uniqe landing gear arrangement...if one was to redesign this lovely beast, perhaps a lowzer rotation velocity vould be in orzder, but it flies like a shmetterling vonce airborne!", Again, great work, love it.

    2 months ago
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    @RamboJutter No worries! You have a great building style! I agree flight characteristics is always a compromise, and I guess I could spend the time to redo it myself if I really wanted but it's really not that important. As you put it, this is a game after all! One positive now is that time is not an issue for any of these projects...

    2 months ago
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    9,193 ChisP

    @RamboJutter shoot i forgot to take a photoshoot with my Ju-88 I'm going to post some time

    2 months ago
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    9,193 ChisP

    @RamboJutter I tried my name is a typo. I contacted Andrew a while back but all the names I could come up with were taken by people who weren't active and had never posted a plane let alone commented on anything. It kinda sucks

    2 months ago
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    @ChisP thanks =) out of curiosity how did you resist putting bacon on the end of your name?

    2 months ago
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    9,193 ChisP

    A worthy opponent @RamboJutter

    2 months ago
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    Epic

    2 months ago
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    Your bombers are the best!

    2 months ago
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    7,802 nadvgia

    Wow it looks amazing! I love your luft rides 👍

    2 months ago
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    39.7k Thecatbaron

    ah, I never re-use parts but I also don't do complicated livery's so I see your point

    2 months ago
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    @Thecatbaron I wish there was a timer for how long I have spent on each build, this one for instance was already a fuselage i had built for a german jet bomber but you are talking hours of construction to just get to that point, then the wings are recycled but they are re-sized camo added, engines added etc, then the wheels / engine bays are new panelling. You are probably looking at upwords of 12hrs of work even with re-using bits.... but its fun to build so I keep doing it =)

    2 months ago
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    39.7k Thecatbaron

    Noice

    2 months ago
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