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Convair Model 109 / XB-46

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89 pictures at the SDASM Archives. Two pictures also in colour.
Please notice the detail pictures of the cockpit and the cutaways.
Link: http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=XB-46&w=49487266%40N07&ss=2&s=rec
 

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Convair’s Experimental Four-Jet Bomber - by Bill Guston - Aeroplane Monthly February 1983
Link: http://sobchak.wordpress.com/2010/12/28/convairs-experimental-four-jet-bomber/
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fightingirish said:
Pictures not attached due to Copyright reasons.

...I've seen the majority of these pictures posted elsewhere on teh Intarwebz, and they're probably on that Flickr gallery linked to above.
 

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Ever heard of the "Convair Needle"?

Well, you have it before your very eyes. According to a report found on eBay, the "Popular name" of the Model 109 was "Needle."
I guess they never had time to use it considering how the whole project was scrapped and funds for prototypes #2 and #3 reallocated to the Model 112 or XB-53 (which didn't fare much better).
 

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Some nice pictures and drawings showing the XB-46.
Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/aahs_archives/sets/72157658131374902
 

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XB-46 Photographic & Weather Reconnaissance Airplane
Mission Equipment
20 x M-46 Photo Flash Bombs
3 x K-17 Cameras
2 x K-22 Cameras
1 x K-18 Camera
Gross Weight projected to be 91,000lbs


From NARA II RG341 Folder "Photo & Recon Version of XB-46" 3/21/47
 

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A couple more items of interest from NARA II


A cut away illustration and an inflight shot of the right side.


RG 342-FH
 

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Hi!
Consolidated Vultee XB-46 Air Force Legends #221
 

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