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USS Skybound (ABB-1)

1,237 stevemc01  6 months ago
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Auto Credit Based on stevemc01's Boeing 747

The United States, in search of a brand new military weapon turned to @stevemc01 to design it for them. Having scrapped the idea of an AAC (airborne aircraft carrier), they asked steve if he could design an aircraft with properties of a warship.

Steve, having recently built a redesigned USS New York (BBV version) and a near-replica of the Boeing 747-100, decided to combine his knowledge and experience to build the first airborne battleship (hence the ABB title).

However, this was going to need technology beyond his current knowledge at the time. So he designed some new gun tubs based off of the Boeing B-25 and Superfortress models. Then, he added the rail gun of the USS Samar aboard this battleship.

A few design edits and many mid-air detonations later, the design was finished.

Instructions in the comments along with some developer’s notes.

For my next project, I’ll let you guys choose which aircraft to modify into a hybrid. Leave suggestions in the comments.

By the way, this is the only thing that can save you guys against the @CreeperOfTheFortress abominations of Thomas remastered... (xD)

General Characteristics

  • Predecessor Boeing 747
  • Created On iOS
  • Wingspan 164.9ft (50.3m)
  • Length 221.7ft (67.6m)
  • Height 57.1ft (17.4m)
  • Empty Weight 184,365lbs (83,626kg)
  • Loaded Weight 498,450lbs (226,093kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 1.758
  • Wing Loading 162.7lbs/ft2 (794.4kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 3,063.3ft2 (284.6m2)
  • Drag Points 55452

Parts

  • Number of Parts 300
  • Control Surfaces 7
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    1,237 stevemc01

    Instructions:

    Controls

    Activation Group 8 for the Landing Gear.
    Activation Group 7 for the Flaps.
    Both are VTOL-controlled.
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    Guns

    All guns are controlled via trim and VTOL.
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    Activation Group 1 for the Main Gun (the USS Samar railgun).
    Activation Group 2 for the front two secondary guns.
    Activation Group 3 for the underside rear secondary guns.
    Activation Group 4 for the two rear turrets.
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    Projects like these, admittedly, aren’t so hard to make, but they are still relatively complex. An upvote will be appreciated for my efforts. :D

    Pinned 6 months ago
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    1,237 stevemc01

    First, I would like to give credit to @Falkenwut for his post (based on an actual 1960s or so concept) that inspired me to create a warship-based aircraft.
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    Second, more thanks to @Ahtzee’s infinite fuel tank (of which I used twice in this build), which gives this 747 pretty much unlimited range here. :D
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    Third, the tail keeps cracking open like an egg... it doesn’t break off fully, but it’s worth mentioning as a warning to you guys.

    Pinned 6 months ago
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    1,237 stevemc01

    @Falkenwut I decided to keep going in my quest to remake the Boeing 747. I'll keep trying until I got a 747 that is
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    A: Mobile Friendly
    and
    B: Pretty realistic.

    +1 4 months ago
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    1,237 stevemc01

    GG, @CreeperOfTheFortress. Against Thomas remastered, this’ll always win. xD

    6 months ago
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    1,237 stevemc01

    Thanks, @Falkenwut. By the way, I’m still trying to manage that 747 AAC challenge... xD

    +1 6 months ago
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    29.7k Falkenwut

    Interesting design! Bit of work needed on the overall 747, but other than that it was a very interesting model! Keep it up :)

    6 months ago