Convair Model 52 (OS-125 P6M Competitor)

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Designed for the long range high speed aerial mine laying mission in Outline Specification 125 (OS-125),
Convair's Model 52 was a competitor to the Martin P6M Seamaster.
  • The aircraft was to be powered by four Wright YJ67 axial flow turbojet engines.
  • Five man crew, Pilot and Co-pilot, Navigator-Minelayer, Radio-Radar-ECM Operator, and Tail Gunner
  • Inflight access to Mine Bay and Tail Turret
  • Inflight access to the engine accessory compartments
  • Mine Bay Design Capacity 20,000lbs
  • Maximum Mine Bay Capacity of 30,000lbs
Attached are a couple of views from Convair report ZP-52-10002
 

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Nice Bill - Mark Aldrich will love it!

Enjoy the Day! Mark
 

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Convair Model 52 General Arrangement from the same report
 

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Oh My God,amazing find my dear Bill.
 

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The report states High Speed With Military Rating 587 knots (M=.888) at Sea Level, 522 knots (M=.91) at 35,000 ft.

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Awful reminiscent of the Beriev Be-10. But was it transonic like the P6M?
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Here is information on the beaching cradle which is quite an impressive assembly.

The second illustration shows the emergency exits. Ejection seats for the pilot and copilot,
everyone else uses an escape hatch.
 

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Oh my God,thank you my dear Bill,

fantastic report seemed to be.
 

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I'll load what I can, anything too big will be done at a later time... Enjoy
 

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Actually this is the first batch....
 

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Actually the second batch
 

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Third batch
 

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Thanks Bill for filling out the booklet
It was funny, I was looking at your posts and thought that these sure seem familiar. Did you shoot the general arrangements as well? If not I can share that as well
 

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Here is the general arrangement of Convair's entry in OS-125 High Speed Sea Plane (Aerial Mine Layer)
 

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Crud! I see some posted here and some of this post should be combined. My bad!
 

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