Thank you my dear Nugo,new Info for me.nugo said:Hi All!
Maybe, one of main tenders in this Specification were Boeing Model 299J, redesigned B-17 as a high-wing bomber with tricycle landing gear.
I don't have the original specification, but apparently the requirements were: 3000 mile range, 35,000' ceiling, 300 mph maximum speed, 8000 lbs bombload.ACResearcher said:No, Hesham, the Boeing 322, 333 and 333A had nothing to do with CP39-645.
Nugo, I have a 3-view and some documents on the 299J, but don't recall if it was in response to a CP or not.
The entries for C-212 and CP39-645 were: Two variations on the Douglas Model 300 (DC-4E); two variations on the Boeing Model 299, the 299H and 299M (the 299H would be accepted and become the B-17C); and at least two versions of the Consolidated Model 32, which would be accepted as the B-24.
I am, as I said, looking for the original Type Specification C-212 which, as the title suggests, the specifications for an aircraft -- range, top speed, etc. - desired by the Air Corps, in this case a four-engine bomber. Although sent to 86 different manufacturers, it was basically a formality in the Emergency Expansion program. The AAC was already committed to the B-17 and Consolidated, when approached to build the B-17, had told the AAC they could do better. Subsequently, Consolidated built a mockup in a month that would eventually become the B-24.
I hope this clarifies things.
I live in San Diego, so I can get access to the Reuben Fleet papers at the San Diego Air & Space Museum. I'll see if there's a copy of C-212 in the collection when I get the chance, probably in the next couple of weeks.ACResearcher said:Sherman, I have all those specifications EXCEPT bomb load based on the category analysis done on the submissions. Until I can get an actual copy of C-212 I'm going to go on a clearly expressed opinion that perhaps they left it out, given that the standard bomb load on all bomber projects was a minimum of 2000lbs at longest range. I realize this is dangerous ground for a researcher, but up until now I've found nothing specific on bomb load. If you have anything that might clarify this conundrum I would welcome it with pleasure.
OK Sherman,that will be nice.Sherman Tank said:I live in San Diego, so I can get access to the Reuben Fleet papers at the San Diego Air & Space Museum. I'll see if there's a copy of C-212 in the collection when I get the chance, probably in the next couple of weeks.