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Offline Orionblamblam

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B-47C w/B-52 cockpit
« on: October 22, 2018, 09:41:50 am »
Note the diagram shows a prototype with an instrumented nose-boom.
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Re: B-47C w/B-52 cockpit
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2018, 12:10:53 pm »
nice, a Boeing hybrid bomber. how do you call that ? B-99 ? (47+52) ?
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Re: B-47C w/B-52 cockpit
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2018, 05:15:08 pm »
Thanks for posting. After seeing the pictures of the nose mock up in the B-47 book, I was wondering how it integrated overall with the aircraft. These images answer that question nicely.

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Re: B-47C w/B-52 cockpit
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2018, 11:31:36 pm »
nice, a Boeing hybrid bomber. how do you call that ? B-99 ? (47+52) ?

B-56, in fact. Though chances are that the B-56 would have used the regular B-47 fuselage.
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Re: B-47C w/B-52 cockpit
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2018, 02:41:05 am »
The B-56 and RB-56 were the four engined proposals were they not?  Or was the B-52 cockpit addition just an additional proposal?  Not seen anything demonstrating that though.

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Re: B-47C w/B-52 cockpit
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2018, 04:57:17 am »
Nice find my dear Scott.

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Re: B-47C w/B-52 cockpit
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2018, 04:06:01 pm »
Nice find my dear Scott.

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Re: B-47C w/B-52 cockpit
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2018, 05:43:46 pm »
The B-56 and RB-56 were the four engined proposals were they not?  Or was the B-52 cockpit addition just an additional proposal?  Not seen anything demonstrating that though.

This is a "YB-47C" with four engines. The B-56 was a four engine design that began life as the B-47C. Whether *this* design was inline with the B-56 family  tree, or whether it was an offshoot, I don't know... documentation that came with this was limited.
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Re: B-47C w/B-52 cockpit
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2018, 02:54:14 am »
Thanks, clears that up.