Any information on B-50?

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  1. weinace

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    I am building a 1/144 'history of strategic bombing'.

    I am trying to find diagrams/drawings showing the difference between the B-29 tail and the B-50 tail which, I believe, in 1/144 scale is the greatest difference.

    I would be grateful for ANY:confused: help at all.

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    #2 T Bolt, Aug 19, 2013
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    The B-50 is the top drawing and the B-29 the bottom
    The only exterior differences in 1/144 scale would be:
    1) Enlarged tail fin
    2) Redesigned nacelles to accommodate the Pratt Whitney R-4360 Wasp Major engines (which also makes a difference in the trailing edge of the wing between the inner and outer nacelles)
    3) Different top forward turret
    4) Different design of the framing in the nose glass
    5) Wing mounted external fuel tanks
     

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    Thank you very much for your information, I can now start building!
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    #4 GregP, Jan 29, 2014
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    That's not the primary difference at all. It is the main difference in a model, though. The main difference is the B-50 has R-4360 engines while the B-29 has R-3350 engines. The extra tail surface came from the extra power requirements.
     
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    #5 Wolfman_63, Jan 29, 2014
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    Here is an image I found a while back. Not sure if it helps though.

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