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Offline hesham

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Blackburn B-49 Flying Boat Project
« on: January 13, 2008, 09:36:23 am »
Hi,

the Blackburn designed the B-49,a 138-ton six engined flying
boat.
http://www.flightglobal.com/PDFArchive/View/1945/1945%20-%200719.html
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Re: Blackburn B-49 flying boat
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2008, 10:17:32 am »
The Clydesman indeed.Nice find...

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Re: Blackburn B-49 flying boat
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2008, 12:00:06 pm »
10 engined, I think, same as Saro (P.162) SR.45 Princess. Coupled ?RR Tweed -who has the Putnam?

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Re: Blackburn B-49 flying boat
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2008, 12:42:43 pm »
6 x RR RB.39 Clyde engines according to AIR PICTORIAL March 1982.
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Re: Blackburn B-49 flying boat
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2008, 02:57:57 pm »
the 'Flight' articles also says six engined...

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Re: Blackburn B-49 flying boat
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2008, 12:31:05 am »
corrected, thanks

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Re: Blackburn B-49 flying boat
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2008, 07:39:13 am »
Putnam also lists it at 6 engines.

202' span, 148' oa with hull and tail unit like the Sunderland. All up weight 138 tons, cruise 270 mph, with 160 passengers, range 2,500 miles.
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Re: Blackburn B-49 flying boat
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2016, 06:24:50 am »
Neat! The full article now:

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Re: Blackburn B-49 flying boat
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2017, 08:37:56 am »
A model for B-49,from the book; British Flying Boats

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Re: Blackburn B-49 flying boat
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2017, 08:48:32 am »
You can see the evolution of the Clydesman project from the front-page advertisements that Blackburn had on the cover of Flight through 1944 and 1945. Here are three of them

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Re: Blackburn B-49 flying boat
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2017, 12:58:11 pm »
Thank you Schneiderman

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Re: Blackburn B-49 Flying Boat Project
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2019, 07:08:26 am »
From Ailes 3/1945.

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Re: Blackburn B-49 Flying Boat Project
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2019, 08:48:44 am »
and the same in glorious blue  ;)

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Re: Blackburn B-49 Flying Boat Project
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2019, 03:05:32 pm »
and the same in glorious blue  ;)

Thanks.

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Re: Blackburn B-49 Flying Boat Project
« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2019, 07:08:20 am »
From Ailes 11/1948,

here is a Blackburn B-49B,by the way it displayed before by my dear Scott Lowther in
his site.

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Re: Blackburn B-49 Flying Boat Project
« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2019, 01:54:47 pm »
That seems remarkably short-coupled, more a tandem than a canard. I can't help thinking there would be acoustic problems, with the propellers so close to the foreplane trailing edge.

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Re: Blackburn B-49 Flying Boat Project
« Reply #18 on: March 09, 2019, 12:17:13 am »
Proximity of the propellers to the canard was the whole point, all explained in the patent