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Unbuilt B-52s
« on: April 23, 2006, 07:56:33 pm »
Two non built versions of the B-52:

-The "Colossal Guppy" projected to replace  the  NASA's Guppys .  It is a project of the sixties that was refloated in the 90s (alone be abandoned again). Twelve motors and a " hump " of twelve meters.

-A illustration of 1993 showing at a B-52 as platform  of an airborne
laser system.

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Re: Unbuilt B-52s
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2006, 03:12:17 pm »
¡Gracias Dronte!
The laser B-52 was unknown for me. The old bird looks awesome in this missile destroyer role!

More unbuilt B-52 from:
Boeing B-52 A Documentary History
Walter J. Boyne
Schiffer
ISBN: 0-88740-600-9

A couple of modernisation proposals

1. Reengined with jumbo jet derived engines (no model given)

2. A more extensive "lifting treatment"

B-52 number 70119 actually tested a General Electric XTF39 engine in place of one J57 pod

More info about this programs would be welcome!

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Re: Unbuilt B-52s
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2006, 08:27:20 pm »
Supersonic B-52
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Re: Unbuilt B-52s
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2006, 08:28:12 pm »
Boeing flying wing design to meet B-52 requirements
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Re: Unbuilt B-52s
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2006, 11:46:03 pm »
Thanks to you and  Orionblamblam too .The material that have presented it is really fascinating. Here is an illustration more recent from Boeing, a B-52 with 4 new turbofans.
I have understood that, up to now, all the proposals of engine change have been discarded for uneconomical.

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Re: Unbuilt B-52s
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2006, 02:30:37 pm »
At one point I believe the proposal had matured to using RB211 engines simiilar to what American Airlines uses on the bulk of their 757-200 fleet. As a matter of fact, Boeing's proposal even had American's engine maintenance folks in charge of maintaining the RB211 engines of a re-engined B-52.

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Re: Unbuilt B-52s
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2006, 09:56:39 am »
Great drawings Orionblam..
 Wil your forthcoming U.S. bomber book be a single volume
 or may we hope for a small series devoted to the specific requests
 for proposals... ?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Unbuilt B-52s
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2006, 10:52:01 am »

 Wil your forthcoming U.S. bomber book be a single volume

Probably one massive volume, though it may be released a chapter or three at a time to help fund the final project.
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Re: Unbuilt B-52s
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2006, 04:08:20 pm »
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massive volume

I love it!. This means a lot unbuilt projects

I can't wait for the moment to buy a copy ::)

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Re: Unbuilt B-52s
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2006, 06:44:10 pm »
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massive volume

I love it!. This means a lot unbuilt projects

No kidding. The scanning job is fairly gigantic, and it's nowhere near done yet... and after all the scanning is done, every single design needs to be redrawn in at least a 3-view. This'll take a while.

Some of what I've got scanned in...
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Re: Unbuilt B-52s
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2006, 08:38:10 pm »
Heyyyyyyyy....I see schematics for the lenticular defense missile!

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Re: Unbuilt B-52s
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2006, 03:13:40 pm »
Hi all, I found today this excellent webpage I am  excited mainly with preview on unbuilded B-52 versions. Can I ask you on source?
Now I'm working on more Boeing's not builded projects (804-4, 464-17) pictures and I will like to do some next of them. Samples from my work are on webpage  www.planespictures.com maybe you will like some of them.

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Re: Unbuilt B-52s
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2006, 03:26:33 pm »
Welcome Jozef! Your computer graphics work is amazing- which version of the Boeing 804 are you talking about?

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Re: Unbuilt B-52s
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2006, 03:49:53 pm »
I'm working on Boeing Model 804-004 very nice six-engined heavy bomber, submitted for WS-110. I was longer time too busy but now 3D model is ready and I started work on textures. In 7-10 days I will release its first pictures

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Re: Unbuilt B-52s
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2006, 10:46:34 pm »
Now that is something I'll very much be looking forward to seeing.  I've enjoyed your work for a number of years now and have all three of your websites, that I know of, bookmarked.  Very glad to have you here with us, sir.