Don't laugh, don't cry, don't even curse, but.....
- May 31, 2007
- Reaction score
Yes I think so.
Hi Blackkite San I totally agree with you that the nose of Fugaku has nicer and cleaner lines than the nose of B-29!blackkite said:Fugaku's nose was more clean than B-29's nose. Japan already knew the shape of B-29 when designed Fugaku. These drawings are almost same scale. B-29's fuselage diameter is about 2.6m,Fugaku's fuselage diameter was about 4m.
nice drawing !blackkite said:Hi! I find another drawing of Fugaku.
We see the concept of slanting cocoon type pressurized cabin located front end of the aircraft.
Source:The IJA military aircraft perfect guide from 1910 to 1945. Gakken, January,2005. ISBN4-05-603757-4 C9421
Really interesting : but how many cannons as defensive armament was planned ?blackkite said:This transparency is not the original Nakajima's design, because Fugaku did not have such a elegant undercarriage. The engineer who designed Fugaku undercarriage said that he could not think multiple tire undercarriage. Fugaku's undercarriage's total number of tires were 4 and 2 were dropped after take off. Fugaku's undercarriage were retracted to the engine nacelles.