B-35 Flying Wing bomb bays

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    I am looking for the dimensions of the bomb bays in the B-35 bomber. Several years ago I found a diagram on the web with the info, but I can't seem to find it again. Does anyone have this information?
     
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    Best I can do is a picture
     
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    Capt. Vick

    Sure, can you post it?
     
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    I will make a note to do it this evening.
     
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    From the book "Flying Wings, A visual history of the Northrop XB-35 YB-49 Flying Wings" Highly recommended.

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    This diagragm may help.

    Unfortunately, there isn't a key to scale, however, with a little math, you can determine the bay dimensions by the wing's width which is 172 feet exactly.

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    Yeah, it's not hard to estimate the dimensions from the drawing. Out of curiosity, do you have a forward view?
     
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    Not to rain on this parade but you may not find much on this - weapon systems bays (bomb bays) dimensions in the post WW2 era (with the exception of the B-52) are sometimes not always advertised (at least they were not on the B-2).
     
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    #10 GrauGeist, Nov 13, 2015
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    I'll do one better...

    Here is a 3-view.if you look to the lower right, there is a key, which is in meters (indicating 8 meters for reference). Use that to determine the dimensions of the bays shown.

    YB-35_3v.jpg

    * * by the way, if you right-click-save this image, it should save at it's original size, which is 1024x670 instead of the forum default. This will provide much better detail. * *
     
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    If I do my measurements right, the bay is 4m in length which should be enough to stuff the Little Boy in it. Not sure about width and depth, but, the length seems good
     
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