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Lockheed competitor(s) to the 1941 Intercontinental Bomber program (B-36)?

Skybolt

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Thanks to my friend Lark, I can post a simple 3-view of the Lockheed L-130-1, AKA as Model 90 (actually just the first to be called so). Only info are that it was studied in 1941 and was intended as a long-range bomber. Estimated data wre GTOW 250,000 lb, mx speed 380 mph max range 8160 miles. Cruise altitude is given as 15,000 feet. Dimensions are estimated as the same is valid for the engines layout, since six 3000 HP units were indicated (the arrangement in the drawing would imply a rather complex asymmetrical gearing). There were other four configurations (no drawing ) with GTOW going from 194,500 to 279,000 lb and max speed from 340 to 377 mph, cruise altitude 10,000 feet. Only L-130-1 would have adhered fully to the specification. Now, what specification. Being 1941 and looking at the drawing I'd bet the Intercontinental Bomber. If so, Lockheed too participated, besides Consolidated, Boeing, Douglas, Northrop, NAA and Burnelli. Any more info on this design?
 

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Skybolt

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Yes, same AAHS source. I work from a photocopy. WHat do you think, could it possibly be a IB submission?
 

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No mention of a Lockheed contender in 'B-36-Magnesium Overcast' - by D.R. Jenkins - Speciallity Press
 

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Sure, but no one ever imagined a NAA proposal until Scott discovered it in the Boeing's archives and published on APR .. ;)
 

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I was just reading Convair Advanced Designs: Secret Projects from San Diego, 1923-1962 by Robert Bradley and he stated that no other company offered any design to compete for the B-36 project.
 

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Didn't Boeing toss out a proposal as well?
 

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According to Tony Buttler, American Secret Projects (Bombers, Attack and Anti-Submarine Aircraft 1945-1974), p.29, a request for proposals went out in August 1941. Boeing responded with models 384 and 385 and Douglas with model 423 as well as Consolidated with its model 56 36. The latter was selected in October 1941. So, no mention of a Lockheed design.
 

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Jos Heyman said:
According to Tony Buttler, American Secret Projects (Bombers, Attack and Anti-Submarine Aircraft 1945-1974), p.29, a request for proposals went out in August 1941. Boeing responded with models 384 and 385 and Douglas with model 423 as well as Consolidated with its model 56. The latter was selected in October 1941. So, no mention of a Lockheed design.

Erm... The B-36 was Convair's Model 36 !!!
 

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I have the XB-31 project listed as both the Model 332F and the DS-423. Is it possible that the 332F design was reworked as a B-36 competitor into the DS-423?
 

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Stargazer wrote: Erm... The B-36 was Convair's Model 36 !!!

Oops - one of these days I must take typing lessons.
 

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NAA Proposal for B-36 program - where?

Where would I find the information on the North American entry for th the B-36 program mentioned by Skybolt in 2007? And what is the APR he mentioned??
 

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Okay. Got it. I've actually downloaded several items from "APR". Too many acronyms to keep track of.

In which of those publications are the NAA B-36 competitor found?

Thanks
 

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But for the APR's mentioned by Jemiba , the only bit of info about the NAA contender I ever
found was in the afore mentioned B-36 book published by Specilalty Press.

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