Speaking of Connies....

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Speaking of Connies....

Joined: February 27th, 2005, 7:47 pm

March 12th, 2018, 5:31 pm #1

Entering the realm of Whiffery for a bit, if the timing of events had been different, could the Connie have ever been turned into a bomber? The thought struck me that it would look really cool with turrets.
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Joined: May 19th, 2013, 2:56 am

March 12th, 2018, 5:41 pm #2

Lockheed proposed a bomber version (XB-30), but the B-29 was going to be a superior design so nothing came of it. Anigrand has it in 1/144 scale.

Rick L.
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Joined: March 1st, 2005, 4:23 pm

March 12th, 2018, 7:01 pm #3

That is pretty cool looking. To do this in 1/72nd it looks like you would have to scratch the turrets as they look a lot higher than what is on the B-29.
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 7:47 pm

March 12th, 2018, 7:13 pm #4

Lockheed proposed a bomber version (XB-30), but the B-29 was going to be a superior design so nothing came of it. Anigrand has it in 1/144 scale.

Rick L.
No way! That's cool! n/t
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Joined: May 21st, 2013, 12:50 am

March 12th, 2018, 11:57 pm #5

Entering the realm of Whiffery for a bit, if the timing of events had been different, could the Connie have ever been turned into a bomber? The thought struck me that it would look really cool with turrets.
three-engined aircraft on the Trans-Atlantic run. Even so, they had 30,000 airframe hours each, when taken out of service.

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Derek of Toronto
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