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 Post subject: Unusual use of bomb bay.
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2007 4:37 pm 
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I just saw the movie "purple Plain" Cary grant was flying mosquitos in malaya in WWII. Movie was so-so. But they straped a streacher in the bomb bay to transport a third man to another base. I started wondering what other uses bomb bays could have been used for.

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Our A-3's, aboard ship used to carry priority cargo and mail in the bomb bays. The RA-5C Vigilante carried fuel cells in it's bomb bay. Converted water bombers use the bomb bay as a tank. The JD-1 I'm restoring had the tow target reel mounted in the bay. My brother in law (ex USAF type) told me a story of a B-36 in his unit carrying several pallets of booze back from overseas in a bay, that had to jettison it because Custom's had been tipped off. Lots of different things go in those bays...either officially or due to the ingenious nature of man.

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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2007 9:29 pm 
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Good evening Rob....
would you know where I can find the photo of the ground support equipment you designed a while back....I am putting several pieces together but can't figure out one of them.....I seem to have lost the picture....by the way, really like the Bucaneer you have made....the background info with it it most interesting.....will have to get to Pensacola one of these days....the Naval museum there looks great.....was stationed at Keesler AFB years ago and remember that area quite well....little warm and humid but a nice place.....
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http://www.cardmodels.net/forum/showthread.php?t=3319

Parts and pictures for the GSE

This is the best time of year down here--fall's next best.....anyone heading for the Florida panhandle should try and visit this world class museum....Admission's free, it's only closed on Christmas day, and between the IMAX, flight simulators, exhibits, and over 100 planes to view--you can spend a long and interesting day. Sidenote--on Tues and Wed during the Blue Angels show season--Apr to Oct, they usually fly a practice show at 8:30 am (weather permitting) that can be viewed from bleachers behind the museum on the flightline.

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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2007 9:14 am 
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Hey Rob...thanks for the GSE references...

But I am looking for what the 'tail stand' looks like....I think I got the original P-80 support equipment for removing the P-80 engine from your CD that I purchased off Ebay a while back....but I cant figure out which end goes where.... :oops: Do you recall the tail stand?


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 Post subject: OK...figured it out
PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2007 10:08 am 
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:D hey Rob
.....figured it out.....guess was having a senior moment...the upper cradle had me stumped until I cut out the tail stand....then it was obvious..... :oops:

the collection of engine removal GSE is great and I again thank you for your contibutions to the paper modeling world.....

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Here's a picture of that stuff.

http://www.teuton.org/dbarnett/designg1.htm

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Yea Rob....that's the picture I was trying to locate.....I did get the tail stand put together....simple....thanks again....

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Didn't the bombers used to carry parasite fighters carry them in one of the bomb bays?

Of course the X-1 and X-1A were carried in the bomb bay of B-29 (I think). I think most of the remainder of the X series were carried on a wing pylon.

As big as the bomb bay was on the Lancaster, I'd be surprised if it wasn't used for more than carrying the Earthquake bomb.

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Well, the F-85 Goblin and the F-84 Thunder-whitchamacallit were both supposed to be parasites for the B-36.

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murphyaa wrote:
Well, the F-85 Goblin and the F-84 Thunder-whitchamacallit were both supposed to be parasites for the B-36.


True, but didn't they actually fly aboard B-29s?

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 Post subject: can you still order
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 2:24 pm 
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can someone still order the planes and equipment from the alfa group

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survivingworldsteam wrote:
True, but didn't they actually fly aboard B-29s?


Yeah, but only because the programs were killed because inflight refueling was developed. And because nobody could take the Goblin seriously.

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 Post subject: Re: can you still order
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can someone still order the planes and equipment from the alfa group

If you mean Design Group Alpha, I think you can get their stuff through Dbarnett's site
http://www.teuton.org/dbarnett/

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The XF-85 was also very unstable when trying to reconnect to the B-29. A few times they actually slammed up into the bomber. Obviously the bomber won. I guess they figured that if the B-29 created too much turbulance, than the XF-85 had NO chance of reconnecting to the B-36. The local museum has one of the two built. I beleive the other is at the USAF Museum on Dayton. Ours is sitting right next to the B-36. It's a neat little (if you can call the B-36 little) display.


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