Blackburn B-49 Flying Boat Project

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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

The Clydesman indeed.Nice find...
 

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Re: Blackburn B-49 flying boat

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

6 x RR RB.39 Clyde engines according to AIR PICTORIAL March 1982.
 

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Re: Blackburn B-49 flying boat

the 'Flight' articles also says six engined...

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Robin.
 

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Re: Blackburn B-49 flying boat

corrected, thanks
 

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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

Hi,

http://archive.aviationweek.com/image/spread/19450601/83/2
 

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Re: Blackburn B-49 flying boat

A model for B-49,from the book; British Flying Boats
 

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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

Thank you Schneiderman
 

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From Ailes 3/1945.
 

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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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Patent for the B-49B concept here
https://worldwide.espacenet.com/publicationDetails/originalDocument?CC=GB&NR=601118A&KC=A&FT=D&ND=3&date=19480428&DB=&locale=en_EP#
 

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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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Robin.
 

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Proximity of the propellers to the canard was the whole point, all explained in the patent
 

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Schneiderman said:
Patent for the B-49B concept here
https://worldwide.espacenet.com/publicationDetails/originalDocument?CC=GB&NR=601118A&KC=A&FT=D&ND=3&date=19480428&DB=&locale=en_EP#
Thanks.
 
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