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  1. rousseau

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    2 radials and 2 inline with massive undercarriage
     
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    Supermarine B.12/36 bomber

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    RJ Mitchell. A life in Aviation - Other Aircraft - From 1932 to 1937
     
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    And spec 12/36 gave birth to

    Striling
    Halifax
    Manchester / Lancaster
     
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    Oh, yerh, it's unlucky, if the plan not was burned, Britian might has heavy bomber eralier. Thanks for your post
     
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    Does that say IN THE WINGS? interesting, wonder why no one did that during ww2? sort of a semi-lifting body?
     
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    It was done on many occassions including with the Stirling or Halifax, can never remember which...........

    and the Manchester/Lancaster and the H.P.56/Halifax come from specification B.13/36, not B.12/36.............
     
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    The idea of having the bombs within the wing structure would've been a dead end. It was thought that many small bombs would be the ideal load. What was needed was a cavernous bomb bay - to house big bombs. The Lancaster Halifax were able to load the 4,000lb bomb and indeed the 'tallboy' 'grand slam' penetration bombs, because the initial specification called for the option of carrying a torpedo!
    Such was the need for 4,000 lb bomb carriers that the Mosquito was adapted to carry one.
     
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    plus of course fuel could no longer be carried in the wings so i can only assume it went in the fusilage? massive CoG problems as fuel is used during flight!
     
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