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Convair YB-60 Heavy Bomber (All Jet B-36)

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On 25 August 1950, Convair issued a formal proposal for a swept-winged version of the B-36 with all-jet propulsion. The United States Air Force was sufficiently interested that on 15 March 1951, it authorized Convair to convert two B-36Fs (49-2676 and 49-2684) as B-36Gs. Since the aircraft was so radically different from the existing B-36, the designation was soon changed to YB-60.

The YB-60 had 72% parts commonality with its piston-engined predecessor. The fuselages of the two aircraft were largely identical, although the YB-60 had a longer, pointed nose with a needle-like instrument probe instead of the B-36's rounded nose; its tail surfaces were swept to match the wings and a wedge-shaped insert added at the wing root. The swept wings also used many B-36 parts.

The YB-60's unofficial competitor for an Air Force contract was Boeing's B-52 Stratofortress. Convair's proposal was substantially cheaper than Boeing's, since it involved modifying an existing design rather than starting from scratch. Like the B-52, it was powered by eight Pratt & Whitney J57-P-3 turbojets mounted in pairs in four pods suspended below the wing.
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Activation Group 1 : Navigation Lights
Activation Group 2 : Landing/Taxi Lights
Activation Group 3 : Anti-Collision Lights
Activation Group 4 : Strobe Lights
Activation Group 5 : No Control
Activation Group 6 : No Control
Activation Group 7 : No Control
Activation Group 8 : Stabilizer Wheel Retract/Extend
VTOL Down : Flaps
VTOL Up : Bomb Bay Doors
Trip : Trim
Brake : Wheel Brakes

The plane is tail heavy on the ground, so Convair put a stabilizer wheel back there, when you start your take off or landing put the wheel up with AG-8! do not land or take off with it down!!!

Want to know more about the YB-60? here is a short documentary I made on this forgotten aircraft. If ya like be sure to like and subscribe if you want (:

https://youtu.be/JBYSF8wLSxM

Are you a fan of the B-36? well my friend asteroidbook345 made one! he also showed me the YB-60 and i loved it at first sight! So, go check his out and help him get to 25K!!!

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General Characteristics

  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 203.6ft (62.1m)
  • Length 174.1ft (53.1m)
  • Height 47.7ft (14.6m)
  • Empty Weight 101,858lbs (46,202kg)
  • Loaded Weight 112,298lbs (50,937kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 0.84
  • Wing Loading 10.4lbs/ft2 (51.0kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 10,755.8ft2 (999.3m2)
  • Drag Points 25549

Parts

  • Number of Parts 608
  • Control Surfaces 0
  • Performance Cost 2,274
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    Its been nearly over a month sense I last posted anything that took more than 30 minutes to make. I was burnt out, but I'm back! expect more builds coming soon! I've changed my building style alot, and I've got some good planes that I want to make. Hint - planes that shoot space rockets.

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    60 Markjn

    "I've got some good planes that I want to make." Sweet...

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    @StremZ

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    Looks amazing, flies great, its rear landing gears were acting a bit weird though, making the plane drift, meh bombs though.

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    Yeah it makes controls much easier. You just have to make sure when you VTOL up or down the opposite thing dosnt move @CheeseTruffles

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    Oh wow I've never thought of using VTOL control for two things at once :O

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    783 Graingy

    cool, although I wish the bombs were more interesting

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    38.4k PapaKernels

    @ACEPILOT109 he man I got something great. You will fall in love with it. I'll send it to you so you can tell me what to change or what not to

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    He he he @Mastermind1941

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    38.4k PapaKernels

    @ACEPILOT109 ooo secret eh. Well cant wait to see it bud!

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    2,076 1gecko

    Yes

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    28.8k SyntheticL

    UwU

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    2,609 switdog08

    @ACEPILOT109
    No I agree the YB-60 is prettier.
    I thought you were talking about Rick rolls.

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    @switdog08
    YB-60 for the win

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    2,609 switdog08

    @ACEPILOT109
    Sorry I didn't know you don't like those

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    Ew
    @switdog08

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    @Mastermind1941
    thanks! yeah the P-4 is on my list of planes, it may be a wile sense im making a secret project right now....

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    38.4k PapaKernels

    @ACEPILOT109 wow man I cant believe its finally here. It looks good and flys great, (yes I could run this thing). I thought i wouldn't be able to ever fly this but it works and I love it good job man! I would love to see if you can make a dive bomber. And where was that p40 you said you were gonna make?

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    15.1k Hyperwing

    Lol I got early access to this plane.

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    99.3k Hedero

    Yeps@ACEPILOT109

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    @Hedero
    Thanky!

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    99.3k Hedero

    Wow, what a fantastic build! I'm really seeing some great improvement with the new landinggear doors and other great details.@ACEPILOT109

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    2,609 switdog08

    Lol I was expecting a Rick roll on that link that says just click me.

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    36.8k Trainzo

    Just enormous . Great plane and big job .

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