B-29 vs Me264

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    The Me-264 was far better IMO 8)
     
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    very heavy though...........
     
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    So is Andy Fordham but it didnt stop him becoming World Darts Champion... ;)
     
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    It's an impressive little creature.
     
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    I still like the B-29. Using the stated performance of the V3 at the bottom of the page the only real advantage the 264 had was in range plus a little slower landing speed. Mostly the greater range came from the 264 being a smaller aircraft.
     
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    well i'm saying it'd need a pretty damned good engine to get stats like that and there are no engine stats on there.........
     
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    Thats true!
     
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    You don't know anything about the BMW 801 engines?
     
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    lanc you know the 264 was actually built...
     
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    yes i know she was built, but did she ever get those stats on flight?? and know i don't know anything about the engine........
     
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    BMW 801's were great engines! How can you not know about them...
     
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    simple, like this.............




















    yes, it really is that easy!!
     
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    Fw-190A ring any bells? ;)
     
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    I don't see that it performed as well as the B-29 or that it had pressurization a requirement for trips up 45hrs. The B-29 often carried 16,000lb bomb load 6,000mi operationaly. For Germany at the time it was designed/built it was a great leap but it Did Not compare with the B-29, though a few years attention might have gotten it there.
     
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    The Me-264 could have been....
    It was a pretty plane, technically. But it was the Boing which was build
    in numbers (and deployed), so I would give all my credit to the B-29.
    Germany could hardly support mass production of a plane of such a size. Unprobable.
     
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    Exactly, quantity has a quality all it's own
     
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    That´s what I mean, Moskitoman! Some "could have been" but some
    other DID HAPPEN.
     
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