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Medium Bomber Challenge

24.7k Walvis  6 days ago
1,327 downloads

The last updates have been absolute gamechangers for building and designing creations. I myself have been experimenting a lot with internal bomb bays, which inspired me to create this medium bomber challenge.

Bombers have been essential part of warfare for decades. At the time of their inception, their devastating destructive power was unmatched by any weapon of war that came before it. Although it can be argued the “golden” age of bomber aircraft has passed, there are still plenty of bombers in use around the world.

There are many different types of bomber aircraft, most of which can be divided into three sub-classes: light, medium, and heavy. According to Wikipedia: ‘A medium bomber is a military bomber aircraft designed to operate with medium sized bombloads over medium range distances.’ However, if you ask me the explanation creates more questions than it answers. For the sake of clarity, I have added a list of features I believe any medium bomber should conform to.

Your aircraft should have the following characteristics:

  • Twin-engine
  • At minimum a twin-seater (For example: a pilot and a navigator)
  • Internal bomb bay
  • Capacity to carry at least four bombs / cruise missiles, not all weapons are required to be in the bomb bay; feel free to mount some externally.

Feel free to make a replica or fictional medium bomber from any era. It can be supersonic, subsonic, carrier-based, VTOL, sea-plane, etc. As long as your aircraft has the characteristics listed above, your submission will count.

(I say twin-engine, but I still feel like I should clarify that a more accurate term would be ‘two power-units’. A power-unit being a grouping of (jet)engines and or propellors that function as a single powerplant. For example, an aircraft with two propellors, each of which driven by two turbofan engines, is allowed for this challenge. Another example would be the Arado Ar-234 C-3)


Rules for this challenge:

  • Must be a successor to this post!
  • Please stick to the aforementioned characteristics
  • No more than 1250 parts. (Please disable the drag calculations on parts that do not need to have their drag calculated!)
  • Preferably no modded parts (XML modding is fine. Build that require me to download a mod will be ignored.)
  • Feel free to submit multipole builds.
  • The description of your creation should include the controls for your bomber, as well as a bit of an explanation / lore behind it’s design.
  • I myself a not a huge fan of infinite fuel.


Awards / After the deadline:
Once all builds have been submitted, I plan on livestreaming while I check out and comment on the submitted creations. I will do this on my YouTube channel.

Ofcourse, all builds submitted will receive an upvote.

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General Characteristics

  • Successors 11 airplane(s) +519 bonus
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 1.6ft (0.5m)
  • Length 3.3ft (1.0m)
  • Height 3.3ft (1.0m)
  • Empty Weight 595lbs (270kg)
  • Loaded Weight 595lbs (270kg)

Performance

  • Wing Loading N/A
  • Wing Area 0.0ft2 (0.0m2)
  • Drag Points 385

Parts

  • Number of Parts 3
  • Control Surfaces 0
  • Performance Cost 7
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    15.1k FeatherWing

    This might help some people:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medium_bomber

    Pinned 4 days ago
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    my entry is probably guaranteed

    And I have some interesting ideas...

    5 hours ago
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    it can be more than one post, I'm in doubt between two planes to enter this challenge

    7 hours ago
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    4,013 Catte

    @Walvis do can carry the drop tank for medium bomber?

    yesterday
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    @FeatherWing sorry i got confused between you and @Walvis lol

    yesterday
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    24.7k Walvis

    @WojakArgento I assume your question is directed at me. Not quite sure what you mean by 'poweplants'? If your aircraft has two jet engines, it fits into the twin engine / power units rule.

    yesterday
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    15.1k FeatherWing

    @WojakArgento
    Don't know why you're asking me...

    +1 yesterday
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    24.7k Walvis

    @Repbulicofcommandos Anyone can compete in this challenge. Please do make sure your aircraft is a successor to this post.

    yesterday
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    26.7k UltraLight

    I totally hit the contained bomb bay phase a while ago too. Didnt go anywhere, sadly tho

    +1 yesterday
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    @Walvis can I compete if so this is my entry
    https://www.simpleplanes.com/a/m22W9x/Medium-assault-bomber
    also thanks for the help making my stabilizer I love your YT channel
    is this a good tank https://www.simpleplanes.com/a/Pz7bAT/Jackhammer-Remade (I need your input)

    yesterday
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    how do you make these thumbnails anw?

    yesterday
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    @WindowsIsBad me

    yesterday
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    7,872 JustDragon

    Sooo... egg?

    yesterday
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    @FeatherWing it’s 100% compulsory to use poweplants? The design I’m replicating is designed as a medium bomber and has all characteristics required but it uses two jet engines.

    yesterday
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    24.7k Walvis

    @Jetpolarbear9 A replica B-47? No; to many engines. Can you use its design to make your own aircraft that does confirm the this challenges rules, absolutely! :)

    2 days ago
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    Would I be able to get away with doing a b-47 stratojet?

    2 days ago
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    who messed up the 69 upvotes?!

    +1 2 days ago
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    69 updoots DONT MESS IT UP

    +1 2 days ago
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    3,015 Joshua999

    @FeatherWing I posted two planes that got a lot of downloads

    2 days ago
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    4,609 Phoebe

    69th upvote lul

    +1 2 days ago
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    15.1k FeatherWing

    @Joshua999
    How do you not know....
    You're a Silver user...

    +1 2 days ago
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    3,015 Joshua999

    I wanna submit my b-17 bomber that I just uploaded

    2 days ago
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    3,015 Joshua999

    How do I submit a plane I’m new to the site

    +1 2 days ago
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    15.1k FeatherWing

    Personally, unless it's a specific type of bomb like a Paveway, I just use the normal bombs. Also, custom weapons like missiles and bombs can't be used in missions as the fuselages they are made out of count as part of the aircraft.

    +2 2 days ago
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    @LieutenantSOT thx

    +1 3 days ago
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