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Giovanni Blasini

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Bomberpalooza!
« on: 05 October 2021, 03:06:29 »
What have I done?

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Flying Fortress B-17R

Mass: 30 tons
Frame: Unknown
Power Plant:  ICE
Cruising Speed: 21.6 kph
Maximum Speed: 32.4 kph
Armor: BAR 2
Armament:
     6 Machine Gun
Manufacturer: Unknown
     Primary Factory: Unknown
Communication System: Unknown
Targeting & Tracking System: Unknown
Introduction Year: 3145
Tech Rating/Availability: D/X-X-X-X
Cost: 137,165 C-bills

Type: Flying Fortress
Technology Base: Inner Sphere (Standard)
Tonnage: 30
Battle Value: 22

Equipment                                          Mass
Engine                         ICE                  7.5
Safe Thrust: 2
Max Thrust: 3
Structural Integrity:         0                       
Heat Sinks:                   0                       0
Fuel:                         293                   8.5
Cockpit                                               3
Armor Factor (BAR 2)          34                    0.5

                           Armor   
                           Value   
     Nose                    12   
     Wings                  8/8   
     Aft                     6     


Weapons
and Ammo                    Location   Tonnage  Heat   SRV  MRV  LRV  ERV
Machine Gun                   RWG       0.5      0      2    0    0    0 
External Stores Hardpoint     RWG       0.2      -      -    -    -    - 
2 Machine Gun                 NOS       1.0      0      2    0    0    0 
Machine Gun Ammo (200)        BOD       1.0      -      -    -    -    - 
Advanced Fire Control         BOD       0.5      -      -    -    -    - 
SV Chassis Mod                BOD       0.0      -      -    -    -    - 
External Stores Hardpoint     BOD       0.2      -      -    -    -    - 
Machine Gun                   LWG       0.5      0      2    0    0    0 
External Stores Hardpoint     LWG       0.2      -      -    -    -    - 
2 Machine Gun                 AFT       1.0      0      2    0    0    0 
Cargo                         BOD 3.0      -      -    -    -    -

Quirks: Internal Bomb Bay, Rugged, Rumble Seat, Easy to Pilot, Easy to Maintain, Exposed Weapon Linkage (Machine Guns), Difficult Ejection, Poor Sealing
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Re: Bomberpalooza!
« Reply #1 on: 05 October 2021, 03:08:30 »
I need to be stopped.

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Stratofortress Heavy Bomber B-52H

Mass: 200 tons
Frame: Unknown
Power Plant:  ICE
Cruising Speed: 32.4 kph
Maximum Speed: 54 kph
Armor: BAR 6
Armament:
     4 Machine Gun
Manufacturer: Unknown
     Primary Factory: Unknown
Communication System: Unknown
Targeting & Tracking System: Unknown
Introduction Year: 1959
Tech Rating/Availability: D/D-E-D-X
Cost: 3,261,875 C-bills

Type: Stratofortress Heavy Bomber
Technology Base: Inner Sphere (Standard)
Tonnage: 200
Battle Value: 118

Equipment                                          Mass
Engine                         ICE                   78
Safe Thrust: 3
Max Thrust: 5
Structural Integrity:         3                       
Heat Sinks:                   0                       0
Fuel:                         1111                 30.0
Cockpit                                              20
Armor Factor (BAR 6)          72                    3.5

                           Armor   
                           Value   
     Nose                    20   
     Wings                 20/20   
     Aft                     12   


Weapons
and Ammo                            Location   Tonnage  Heat   SRV  MRV  LRV  ERV
Communications Equipment (7 tons)     BOD       7.0      -      -    -    -    - 
SV Chassis Mod                        BOD       0.0      -      -    -    -    - 
Basic Fire Control                    BOD       0.5      -      -    -    -    - 
15 External Stores Hardpoint          BOD       3.0      -      -    -    -    - 
Half Machine Gun Ammo (100)           BOD       0.5      -      -    -    -    - 
4 Machine Gun                         AFT       2.0      0      2    0    0    0 
Cargo                                 BOD       34.0     -      -    -    -    -

Quirks: Internal Bomb Bay, Rugged, Rumble Seat
« Last Edit: 07 October 2021, 01:28:34 by Giovanni Blasini »
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Re: Bomberpalooza!
« Reply #2 on: 05 October 2021, 03:09:40 »
This is my fault.

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Re: Bomberpalooza!
« Reply #3 on: 05 October 2021, 03:16:41 »
This is my fault.

It is.  Thank you.
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Re: Bomberpalooza!
« Reply #4 on: 05 October 2021, 07:16:31 »
It is.  Thank you.

I feel like I'm missing backstory here.

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Re: Bomberpalooza!
« Reply #5 on: 05 October 2021, 10:12:26 »
He started with the B-17.  I finished the design, and then he joked about doing the B-52
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Re: Bomberpalooza!
« Reply #6 on: 05 October 2021, 11:29:27 »
He started with the B-17.  I finished the design, and then he joked about doing the B-52
What, no B-36?

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Re: Bomberpalooza!
« Reply #7 on: 05 October 2021, 15:54:53 »
What, no B-36?

It doesn't really offer much, since it's kind of a slightly smaller, slower B-52 with possibly lower tech, and its odd jet + prop config makes building it a bit odd.  I also thought about an NB-36 or X-6, except that the original plan called for fission-powered turbojets, rather than turboprops.  I could instead do the Tu-119, but that's mixed kerosine turboprops and nuclear turboprops, too.

I don't think there were any planned fully-prop-driven nuclear-powered aircraft projects, so anything I build there would be essentially net new or alternate history.  Which, I suppose, is doable.
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Re: Bomberpalooza!
« Reply #8 on: 05 October 2021, 17:04:39 »
I don't think there were any planned fully-prop-driven nuclear-powered aircraft projects, so anything I build there would be essentially net new or alternate history.  Which, I suppose, is doable.

There's always Project Pluto...

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Re: Bomberpalooza!
« Reply #9 on: 06 October 2021, 11:04:50 »
The B-26 gunship with the lots of 50's in the nose with the 105 also...

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Re: Bomberpalooza!
« Reply #10 on: 06 October 2021, 18:08:16 »
Am I the only one not seeing the cargo capacity of the B-52? ???

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Re: Bomberpalooza!
« Reply #11 on: 06 October 2021, 22:56:12 »
Huh.  Yeah.  That’s weird.  It’s got like 30 tons of cargo.  Not sure what’s up with that, but I’ll get the exact amount when I boot up my PC next time.
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Re: Bomberpalooza!
« Reply #12 on: 06 October 2021, 23:08:15 »
The B-26 gunship with the lots of 50's in the nose with the 105 also...

I think you're thinking of the B-25 and it was a 75. You'd run into the item limits real fast though

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Re: Bomberpalooza!
« Reply #13 on: 07 October 2021, 01:19:09 »
There is the P.108 with a 102mm gun. Not a lot of MGs, thought.

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Re: Bomberpalooza!
« Reply #14 on: 07 October 2021, 01:42:09 »
Fixed the B-52 cargo.  Continue to be amazed how low the B-17's internal bomb load was.

I think you're thinking of the B-25 and it was a 75. You'd run into the item limits real fast though

Yeah.  B-25 is around 16 tons.  Trying to cram everything into that is brutal.
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Re: Bomberpalooza!
« Reply #15 on: 07 October 2021, 03:26:37 »
3 tons was 24x250 pound bombs... nothing to sneeze at, really.  "Small" BT bombs run 500 kg, or a bit over 1,000 pounds.

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Re: Bomberpalooza!
« Reply #16 on: 07 October 2021, 03:38:36 »
True.  And six bombs isn't an awful bombload, though it's admittedly a bit on the slow side these days...
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