In the 1950s pretty much every major aircraft manufacturer was developing a long range bomber of one form or another. Northrop building on experience gained (including captured German terch from Horton brothers etc) where developing the YB35/49, Avro the Vulcan, flying wings wherre the new BIG thing.
RJ was no exception, with the XB-49 it was powered by 4 suybstantially larger engines than the 8 jets in the YB49, along with a slightly larger wingspan/area the performance was pretty good for the era.
Armed with 24 1000lbs bombs it was much more potent than preceeding aircraft.
Limitations of the design and airframe meant that the aircraft has a #do not exceed speed of 420kts# (otherwise you will start to encounter control surface oscillation which can lead to airframe failure and a crash.
AG1-4 = turn on/off each engine
AG5 = open bomb bay and arm bombs
AG6 = airbrakes
This build was started before the last patch.
- Created On Windows
- Wingspan 194.8ft (59.4m)
- Length 81.2ft (24.8m)
- Height 28.3ft (8.6m)
- Empty Weight 128,247lbs (58,172kg)
- Loaded Weight 139,152lbs (63,118kg)
- Power/Weight Ratio 0.726
- Wing Loading 24.9lbs/ft2 (121.5kg/m2)
- Wing Area 5,593.5ft2 (519.7m2)
- Drag Points 7226
- Number of Parts 681
- Control Surfaces 0
- Performance Cost 2,949