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Medium Bomber Challenge [CLOSED]

64.9k Walvis  5 months ago
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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)



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 69 airplane(s) +6283 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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    64.9k Walvis

    @RamboJutter There is no ranking, as I don't think ranking people's builds is a nice thing to do. However, there is this livestream where Vincent and I critique different submissions.

    Pinned 2 months ago
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    @Walvis just wondering when this challenge will be decided (or if ive missed the results?)

    2 months ago
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    3,728 Hazerz

    @Walvis ok then

    3 months ago
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    64.9k Walvis

    @FRIGGLES No, it should be twin engine / twin powerplant.

    +1 3 months ago
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    3,728 Hazerz

    @Walvis i'm officially taking part of this.

    3 months ago
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    3,728 Hazerz

    @Walvis oh i see... so does this rule also applies with the engine ?

    3 months ago
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    64.9k Walvis

    @FRIGGLES Yes. The minimum is two, but I've stated no maximum.

    +1 3 months ago
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    3,728 Hazerz

    @Walvis based on my understandings of the rules, is a plane with more than 3 people allowed?

    3 months ago
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    I was gonna be like "oh hey I should make a B-47" and then realized this challenge is a month old

    +3 3 months ago
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    3,728 Hazerz

    @Walvis You should follow me to see when i post stuff.

    3 months ago
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    5,582 SPairforce

    @Walvis
    Good luck with exams!

    +3 3 months ago
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    64.9k Walvis

    @CarrotSlicingCompanyCat I never said I'd make a video. I will livestream in around two weeks; next week I have exams.

    3 months ago
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    When will you post the results video it’s been a month it’s starting to get tiring waiting

    3 months ago
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    3,728 Hazerz

    @Walvis ohhhhhhhhh...
    I'm gonna release my bomber in a couple of weeks and i'll TAG you.

    +1 3 months ago
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    64.9k Walvis

    @FRIGGLES You asked: "If there's a Pilot and a Navigator then who's gonna be the Weapon systems operator?"

    I anser; Read: 'For example'

    The anser to your question lies within the description of the post.

    +1 3 months ago
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    3,728 Hazerz

    @Walvis WDYM?

    3 months ago
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    64.9k Walvis

    @FRIGGLES Read: 'For example'

    3 months ago
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    3,728 Hazerz

    @Walvis If there's a Pilot and a Navigator then who's gonna be the Weapon systems operator?

    3 months ago
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    3,728 Hazerz

    @Walvis oh.... i see.........
    So im just gonna join i guess. Maybe, maybe not.

    3 months ago
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    64.9k Walvis

    @FRIGGLES Yes, this is fine.

    +1 3 months ago
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    3,728 Hazerz

    @Walvis Is a late entrie allowed because there are like ppl who submited their bombers like around several days ago or maybe a couple hours ago?

    3 months ago
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    64.9k Walvis

    @Titaninferna Yes

    3 months ago
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    would you still accept input from a guy who is taking a little too long to do a project airplane project

    3 months ago
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    2,517 RedFox65

    @UserP194 hmmm yes..... When???

    3 months ago
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    165 UserP194

    @RedFox65 but most importantly - when?

    +1 3 months ago
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