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Vickers Armstrong Type C Heavy Bomber 1.2

144k RamboJutter  2.2 years ago

Vrol up and ag1 for bombay doors, turrets on VTOL (and have recoil on guns), 3 V large bombs. phew. Took some building, flies nicely if slow, all 22 wheels retract into fully visible bays with individual doors. My computer was struggling towards the end so a few bits I was going to do got left out. Enjoy.

Very Large Bomber Studies started to be seriously considered at the Air Staff from August 1942. On September 1942 there was a meeting with the leading designers from the industry. The concept became known as the "75 Ton Bomber" and by December 1942 it was expected to replace the Lancaster and all of the RAF heavy bombers, and possibly to form the basis of the UK's post-WWII civil aircraft. Type C was sketched in 6 contraprop configuration and suffered a design revision in 1943 because in its original form was considered unsatisfactory (unstable, inadequate armament and range). The 75 Ton Bomber was the one of the most ambitious design effort ever attempted by the British aircraft industry, but it became clear as study progressed that such an aircraft could not enter in less than five years. It would also be difficult for the type to achieve the proper balance between range, defensive armament and bomb load. On the other hand, the success of the Avro Lancaster removed the need for such large bombers.

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General Characteristics

  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 311.6ft (95.0m)
  • Length 187.9ft (57.3m)
  • Height 45.5ft (13.9m)
  • Empty Weight 457,071lbs (207,324kg)
  • Loaded Weight 605,425lbs (274,616kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.148
  • Wing Loading 4.5lbs/ft2 (22.0kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 134,113.1ft2 (12,459.5m2)
  • Drag Points 135001

Parts

  • Number of Parts 1175
  • Control Surfaces 4
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    @GeneralPatrick2 forward is subjective.

    +1 2 months ago
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    I can't tell which way is forwards for this thing, I guess that helps it avoid flak.

    2 months ago
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    @TimeTraveler lol. Yeah it's big.

    2.0 years ago
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    6,433 TimeTraveler

    Blimey! This aircraft you see here is larger than Herman Göring’s desert bar! I mean you can see it in London if you where in Dunkirk! I could shoot straight in the air anywhere in the world and hit it! Rodger...? Oh, Rodger has been shot.. fire the guns!—- FRIENDLY FIRE WILL NOT BE TOLORATED

    2.0 years ago
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    @tacet I would have put exhausts and the like on but I had 1100+ parts already and my poor pc wasn't happy.

    2.2 years ago
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    0 tacet

    Damn fine build. I'd been thinking about they type C for SimplePlanes then this appears. Although I've taken some liberties by sticking the VTOL jet engine into the nacelles and used the VTOL nozzels as "exhausts" arranged in the same manner as exhausts on other piston planes of the era.

    Well she was very slow.

    2.2 years ago
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    @jamesPLANESii nah it came out a bit big, was meant to have a span of about 70m but came out at 94. It happens.

    2.2 years ago
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    Woah this is huge! Is it 1:1?

    2.2 years ago
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    @Rodrigo110 thanks man, the original design was to hold one 22000lbs bomb, but the bay looked empty hence 3 fitted :)

    2.2 years ago
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    91.2k ForeverPie

    @RamboJutter oof

    2.2 years ago
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    @ForeverPie probably the later, but is different so might just be cos it's unusual? Imagine if they had built these instead of the Lancaster...

    2.2 years ago
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    91.2k ForeverPie

    Can someone help me decide whether this design is a gorgeous piece of human engineering or a hideous brick?

    The design, not the build!

    2.2 years ago
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    13.4k Rodrigo110

    Very stable in-flight, wonderful camo, and nice attention to detail. Very impressive! I also liked the three gargantuan bombs sitting in the bomb bay!

    2.2 years ago
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    @Tang0five it is isn't it, I bet your iOS device will hate it though :( (my poor pc was sulking while I was building it.)

    2.2 years ago
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    @Stellarlabs what's hurt?

    2.2 years ago
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    30.7k Stellarlabs

    Hurt

    2.2 years ago
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    36.6k Tang0five

    What a magnificent beast!

    2.2 years ago
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    @BACconcordepilot perhaps

    2.2 years ago
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    13.1k Zippy6

    this looks awsome! nice bomb load!

    2.2 years ago
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    @RailfanEthan I'm sensing a pattern in your comments

    2.2 years ago
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    @BACconcordepilot yes ɯopuɐɹ sᴉ ǝuɐld sᴉɥʇ that is correct!

    2.2 years ago
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    Sweet beans

    2.2 years ago
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    @BACconcordepilot dunno bout random, but it's huge and unusual.

    +2 2.2 years ago
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    ɯopuɐɹ sᴉ ǝuɐld sᴉɥʇ lo˥

    +3 2.2 years ago