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Offline Orionblamblam

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Colossal Guppy - B-52
« on: January 19, 2007, 10:54:26 pm »
Imagine the Daisy Cutters it could carry...
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Re: Colossal Guppy - B-52
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2007, 11:33:24 pm »
Uurrggh...and people say the 747 LCF is ugly.

I have to wonder if adding another engines/pylon assembly to each wing would have been as easy as the blurb implies.

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Re: Colossal Guppy - B-52
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2007, 04:27:20 am »

      Considering the extra engines appear to be added at the joint of what appears to be a new wing center section & original B-52 wing root, I doubt it would be a problem.


Uurrggh...and people say the 747 LCF is ugly.

I have to wonder if adding another engines/pylon assembly to each wing would have been as easy as the blurb implies.

Cheers, Jon

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Re: Colossal Guppy - B-52
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2007, 04:51:17 am »
Structurally a similar modification, as the one from the An-124 to the -225, I think .
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Re: Aero Spacelines Colossal Guppy B-52 project......
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2011, 11:00:40 am »
Dear Boys and Girls, here is an article in French describing the Aero Spacelines Colossal Guppy conversion of a Boeing B-52 bomber; it remained a "project"......

The article comes from the 15th July 1967 issue of Aviation Magazine International......

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Re: Colossal Guppy - B-52
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2011, 10:24:34 am »
Scott wrote:
"Imagine the Daisy Cutters it could carry..."

Now sit down and "imagine" HOW you'd drop it since the entire front of the plane has to hinge-around to expose the cargo :)

Little nit-picky things like that just ruin a good idea :)

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Re: Colossal Guppy - B-52
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2011, 12:33:00 pm »
...We're getting closer and closer to seeing one of these:


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