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B-20A Aerofortress

24.5k Mustang51  2.4 years ago

This fictional late WWII bomber experiment was the Frankenstein’s monster of large aircraft. By attaching part of the fuselage of a B-29 to a very large wing with a twin boom tail at the back, this bomber was able to be well defended and carry a hefty load to a target at a great distance. This bomber was initially designed for long range missions which would not be able to have a fighter escort. However, the integration of the ready made crew compartment of the B-29 proved more complex and costly than a newly built one and thus production finished after only 60 airframes were complete. These aircraft did however see service until the late 1950s when they started to be replaced by larger jet bombers.

AG1 + VTOL up: open bomb doors
AG6-8: movement of turrets

Links to the B-20B and B-20C

This also happens to be the build I started 6 months ago. For some reason, I just could not get myself to finish it and I ended up taking an almost half year pause in building aircraft. I decided it was time to finally complete this beast so I hope you all enjoy it as much as I finally do now :)

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General Characteristics

  • Created On iOS
  • Wingspan 91.0ft (27.8m)
  • Length 71.5ft (21.8m)
  • Height 21.0ft (6.4m)
  • Empty Weight -20,990lbs (-9,521kg)
  • Loaded Weight 49,919lbs (22,643kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.4
  • Wing Loading 25.3lbs/ft2 (123.6kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 1,971.5ft2 (183.2m2)
  • Drag Points 34239

Parts

  • Number of Parts 579
  • Control Surfaces 6
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    it just spiralspretty much

    one month ago
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    @Mustang51 oh ok

    2 months ago
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    24.5k Mustang51

    @MrShenanigans yup! That’s what it’s supposed to be. It’s really just the front of the fuselage from my B-101 which is basically a jet B-29

    2 months ago
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    Is that body from a b29?

    2 months ago
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    24.5k Mustang51

    @12705129 Thanks so much man! Feel free to leave an upvote since you liked it hahaha. Also when it comes to the cockpit I’m not really sure. It is quite similar to the nose of the He-111 so I can imagine some inspiration was taken from it. It is an interesting question though for sure

    one year ago
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    1,939 12705129

    @Mustang51 Wow, if this existed, just wow. P.S. did we steal this cockpit design from the germans??

    one year ago
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    24.5k Mustang51

    @VVMC here is the plane I made which then turned into the other one

    1.1 years ago
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    24.5k Mustang51

    @DickBrazen Well thank you very much! I mostly get inspiration from looking at real aircraft and either combining them with others or changing them to a different version (prop engines to jets or conventional wings to delta and canards). Try doing something like that and I bet you’ll be happy with the result. Also in regards to your bomber, id love to see it! Tag me in the build you’re referring to

    1.1 years ago
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    6,301 DickBrazen

    @Mustang51 Interesting. I don't think I know enough about how planes fly to agree or disagree. Maybe I'll check this out like that. I kind of made a weirdo bomber out of an old plane I made but yours are so much better looking.

    1.1 years ago
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    24.5k Mustang51

    @DickBrazen Well thank you my friend! About the drag though, I think doing that is actually the best way to get a plane to fly realistically. My most recent post had the drag fairly dramatically lowered so that the top speed could be what it realistically would be but the acceleration wouldn’t be too harsh. I’m planning on making all of my replica posts like that from now on actually. It’s a great way to replicate true flight characteristics

    1.1 years ago
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    6,301 DickBrazen

    Such great-looking builds, I wish my phone could handle the drag. I don't like disabling drag calculations on planes.

    1.1 years ago
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    24.5k Mustang51

    @Diloph also thanks for you comment! I’m glad you like it

    +1 1.2 years ago
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    24.5k Mustang51

    @Diloph lol I really don’t know hahaha. I’m also surprised by it

    1.2 years ago
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    88.2k LoafOfBread

    I also sent you a discord request and accidentally responded to this comment@Mustang51

    1.2 years ago
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    88.2k LoafOfBread

    This is soo knarly bud! Also, how do you have that many followers?

    1.2 years ago
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    435 Bityu

    Idk just seemed cool at the time

    1.2 years ago
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    24.5k Mustang51

    @Bityu lol what’s the point? You just get notifications on your jet stream whenever you post something or spotlight someone’s post

    1.2 years ago
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    435 Bityu

    I just figured out that you can follow yourself.

    1.2 years ago
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    435 Bityu

    Nice @Mustang51

    1.2 years ago
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    24.5k Mustang51

    @Bityu yeah I couldn’t XML mod back then but now since overload is available on iOS I’ll try to prevent that on my future bombers

    1.2 years ago
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    435 Bityu

    That is exactly what happend!

    +1 1.2 years ago
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    24.5k Mustang51

    @Bityu hahaha you probably made the bomb bay doors go up with the VTOL lever. That makes them blow the bombs up. Thanks for your comment!

    1.2 years ago
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    435 Bityu

    I pressed 1 and it exploded sending my cockpit flying at over a million km/h. Literally. Pretty epic plane though.

    1.2 years ago
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    9,556 teodor99

    @Mustang51 its already plenty

    +1 1.2 years ago
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    24.5k Mustang51

    @teodor99 also feel free to leave an upvote if you liked it hahaha

    1.2 years ago
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