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CraigH
Post subject: Re: FD Scale Aircraft 6Posted: November 3rd, 2013, 12:14 am
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United States, Douglas Aircraft Company XB-42 Mixmaster

I needed a break from sails so...here is my first FD scale aircraft. A late war medium bomber design that incorporated long range capability, 5300 miles with a 2000lb bomb load, high speed (470mph), and a three man crew. Armed with (6) 50 cal machine guns, with several proposed variants for ground and torpedo attack. Part of the overall success of the design was that it embodied heavy bomber range and payload into a medium body airframe capable of fighter speeds. It also reduced the crew to 1/4th that of a heavy bomber. The WW2 jet fighters would have had a hard time intercepting and hitting one of these.

Two survive in the Smithsonian collection warehouse, a prop and a jet powered version. The jet was actually the first U.S. jet powered bomber prototype and influenced designs into the 1950's. The overall airframe design had a problem with yaw control and was finally cancelled with the rapid development of jet technology.

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Post subject: Re: FD Scale Aircraft 6Posted: November 3rd, 2013, 1:20 am
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The Mixmaster, my favorite of the never-built WW2 bombers. Very nice work Craig.

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Post subject: Re: FD Scale Aircraft 6Posted: November 3rd, 2013, 1:23 am
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Awesome drawing, really a shame that it never entered service though the reasons made sense. Simply caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. Are u gonna do that jet version as well?

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Post subject: Re: FD Scale Aircraft 6Posted: November 3rd, 2013, 8:33 am
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Great work! :)


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Hood
Post subject: Re: FD Scale Aircraft 6Posted: November 3rd, 2013, 10:33 am
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A very fine entrance to FD and a very interesting first subject too.

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CraigH
Post subject: Re: FD Scale Aircraft 6Posted: November 3rd, 2013, 3:25 pm
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Thanks for the complements all!

Trojan,
How's this?
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United States, Douglas XB-43 Jetmaster
General characteristics
Crew: 3
Length: 51 ft 5 in (15.7 m)
Wingspan: 71 ft 2 in (21.7 m)
Height: 24 ft 3 in (7.4 m)
Wing area: 563 ft² (52.3 m²)
Empty weight: 22,890 lb (10,380 kg)
Loaded weight: 40,000 lb (18,000 kg)
Powerplant: 2 × General Electric J35-GE-3 turbojets, 4,000 lbf (18 kN) each
Performance
Maximum speed: 507 mph (440 kn, 816 km/h)
Range: 2,500 mi (2,200 nmi, 4,000 km)
Service ceiling: 38,500 ft (11,700 m)
Rate of climb: 2,470 ft/min (753 m/min)
Wing loading: 71 lb/ft² (350 kg/m²)
Thrust/weight: 0.20
Armament
Guns:
2 × 0.50 in (12.7 mm) machine guns in a remotely operated tail mount, never installed.
Planned attack variant: 8 × 0.50 in (12.7 mm) machine guns in solid nose
Bombs: 8,000 lb (3,629 kg)
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_XB-43_Jetmaster

Also, did some tweaks to the XB-42 Mixmaster Drawing
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United States, Douglas XB-42 Mixmaster
General characteristics
Crew: Three (pilot, copilot/gunner and bombardier)
Length: 53 ft 8 in (16.36 m)
Wingspan: 70 ft 6 in (21.49 m)
Height: 18 ft 10 in (5.74 m)
Wing area: 555 ft² (51.6 m²)
Empty weight: 20,888 lb (9,475 kg)
Max. takeoff weight: 35,702 lb (16,194 kg)
Powerplant: 2 × Allison V-1710-125 V12 engines, 1,325 hp (988 kW each) each
Performance
Maximum speed: 410 mph (357 knots, 660 km/h) at 23,440 ft (7,145 m)
Cruise speed: 312 mph
Range: 1,800 mi (1,565 nmi, 2,895 km)
Ferry range: 5,400 mi(4,696 nmi (8,690 km))
Service ceiling: 29,400 ft (8,960 m)
Armament
Guns: 6 × .50 in (12.7 mm) machine guns, two twin rear-firing turrets and two fixed forward-firing[9]
Bombs: 8,000 lb (3,629 kg)
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_XB-42_Mixmaster

TimothyC,
I'm a long time fan of the XB-42 as well...actually, I've this thing for the post WW2 aircraft during that weird transition period when jets were just being developed yet prop aircraft were being tweaked for everything the technology would allow. BTW, Lone Star Models has finally released a 1/48 scale Mixmaster! They've been working on this mixed media kit for years. Need to find USD$145.00

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Post subject: Re: FD Scale Aircraft 6Posted: November 3rd, 2013, 4:18 pm
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Wow! A great addition!


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Post subject: Re: FD Scale Aircraft 6Posted: November 3rd, 2013, 7:12 pm
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DP's Focke-Wulf FW-190A Würger (Shrike) in my favorite scheme:

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Post subject: Re: FD Scale Aircraft 6Posted: November 3rd, 2013, 10:50 pm
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Post subject: Re: FD Scale Aircraft 6Posted: November 4th, 2013, 11:28 am
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