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SNCAC (Centre) NC-150 high altitude medium bomber

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-"LeO 45,Amiot 350 "by Jean Cuny et Raymond Danel,DOCAVIA Nº23,Editions Larivière
 

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I know it! ;D Who will realize a good kit of this aircraft? (Stratospheric bomber)
 

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Dear Boys and Girls, here is an article in French about the SNCAC Centre NC-150 high altitude medium bomber prototype. The NC-150 prototype actually had three engines; a third Hispano-Suiza 12Xirs engine mounted in the upper fuselage above the bomb-bay drove a NC-CI supercharger for the two Hispano-Suiza 12Y 32/33 engines. The NC-150 had replaced the NC-140 "project" as the Armée de l'Air 's new high altitude bomber programme in 1938.....

In the Autumn of 1939, development of the composite wood/metal NC-150 was redirected to be a non-pressurised and non-strategic back-up insurance against any further disruption to the production of the Amiot 350 series and the Lioré & Olivier LeO 45 series......

The article comes from the 1st October 1965 issue of Aviation Magazine International......

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A third engine above the bomb bay? Somewhat risky, methinks. :eek:
 

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In a similar installation, the Tupolev TB-7 prototypes had a Klimov M-100 housed on top of the centre-section to drive a supercharger for their Mikulin AM-34FRNs. Two production aircraft had the same arrangement.
 

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For more information on this, see here :-

http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,10886.0/highlight,hz-anlage.html




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Grey Havoc said:
A third engine above the bomb bay? Somewhat risky, methinks. :eek:

It's probably the best and strongest part of the fuselage to hold a third engine Grey Havoc. On the NC-150, the third engine is mounted above the rear-spar carry-through structure. The dorsal air intake is behind the offset cockpit canopy, the exhaust ports are flush with the fuselage upper decking and the ventral radiator is under the cockpit......

Terry (Caravellarella)
 

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Source: "Warplanes of the Second World War - Volume 7 - Bombers and Reconaissance aircraft" by William Green, Macdonald 1967
 

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