March-June 2015 GB: Four Engine Bombers. Chat Thread.

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"its a very interesting 'Gerry Anderson ' looking aircraft", that's just the right way to describe it! You can see how Fireball XL-5 might have been inspired by one of these.
 

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Ya crafty bugger Tony. I been scratching my head thinking of obscure Russian Birds.... Was half expecting a Bear or the like


Still a Hustler will be nice. Look forwards to that. All that bare metal....


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I picked a bad time to post the teaser , everyone just went offline! , no matter heres the box art , i'll be starting a proper thread at the weekend , cheers tonyView attachment 111452
How big is that Tony?
 

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Loving the Hustler Tony! I see them on ebay from time to time, but they're always rather expensive :sad:
 
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Hopefully I'll be in on this, Airfix Dambusters Lanc......possibly in action...
 

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I'm not going to commit to this GB just yet as I have a lot on my plate over the next month. But you never know, I have an Academy B-17 and an Airfix Lancaster in the stash.
 

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How big is that Tony?
Its a nice size Ian , about 24" long and 15" wingspan , the nuclear bomb pod underneath is almost a foot long in itself!! cheers tony
 

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Wow pritty impressive then Tony
 

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Would a He 177 qualify? Technically it does have 4 engines.....
Whilst I have no problem with the He 177 being included, I think that the He 177 technically had only two engines. It's the same for the Manchester with its Vulture engines.


I don't believe that a DB 606 (or 610) was two engines. It might have used components of two existing engines, but all the cylinders drove a single crankshaft and hence everything after that.


Just sayin' :smiling3:


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Having looked into this, I am inclined to agree with Steve.
 

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I picked a bad time to post the teaser , everyone just went offline! , no matter heres the box art , i'll be starting a proper thread at the weekend , cheers tonyView attachment 111452
That would look great hanging next to a B36..................
 

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Hey Polux, or someone in the know, can you please confirm the four-engine GB ends at the end of June? I have dug out a B-17 and reckon I can do this now as my circumstances have changed slightly.
 

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Oops, just saw the calendar and see it does indeed end at the end of June. Disregard my question please, I should read through the entire thread before asking questions.
 
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