Bomb Bays

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  1. Clave

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    I'm messing around with a new project idea...
     

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    I think that is cool. And a excellent idea also. Is this how they were laid out in the bay, and if so, how would you do a bay like the B-17 where they were stacked? Just curious. And as always, very nicely done sir!:thumbright: :cool:
     
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    Interesting idea Clave. A good one as well as being very useful.
     
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    I thought for a while about stacking the bombs for US aircraft, but the 'offset pile' just looked wrong, so I settled for putting notes on the drawing like so:
     

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    What a cool concept!
     
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    I have just finished drawing and scaling some larger US bombs which threw up an interesting question: The 4,000 lb one does not seem to fit in anything except the B-29 - was it actually used by the B-17 and B-24?

    Just for example I took the measurements of the B-17 bay from a scale drawing as 2.5m long x 2.2m wide (which seems reasonable) but the 4,000 lb bomb is 2.9m long and 1.2m across the fins (I know this is right according to the official US Ordnance document)

    So, I'm thinking either they were not used, or I screwed my scaling somewhere...?
     
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    Now that's different and interesting..!
     
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    Very cool and very interesting Clave!
     
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    #9 Clave, Mar 14, 2011
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    I should put up some more now...
     

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    #11 Clave, Mar 14, 2011
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    Nice work Bill!
     
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    #13 Clave, Mar 16, 2011
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    Cheers!

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