VICKERS-C super heavy bomber in minifigures scale 1:44
W: 134.00 cm
L: 80.00 cm
H: 34.00 cm
About this creation
From Mr Buttler's book:
Scheme C data:
Span: 64 m
Lenght: 29 m
Wing Area: 270 m2
Max Weight: 80 741 Kg
Max Speed/Height: 382 mph (615 km/h) / 25 000 ft (7620 m)
Armament: 25 400 kg bombs, 5x20 mm + 2x0.5 in guns
Very Large Bomber Studies started to be seriously considered at the Air Staff from August 1942. On September 1942 there was a meeting with the leading designers from the industry.
The concept became known as the "75 Ton Bomber" and by December 1942 it was expected to replace the Lancaster and all of the RAF heavy bombers, and possibly to form the basis of the UK's post-WWII civil aircraft.
Type C was sketched in 6 turbojet configuration and suffered a design revision in 1943 because in its original form was considered unsatisfactory (unstable, inadequate armament and range).
The 75 Ton Bomber was the one of the most ambitious design effort ever attempted by the British aircraft industry, but it became clear as study progressed that such an aircraft could not enter in less than five years. It would also be difficult for the type to achieve the proper balance between range, defensive armament and bomb load. On the other hand, the success of the Avro Lancaster removed the need for such large bombers.
Quoting Gabor Pauler
The usual high quality of modeling, congratulations! We want more! In the next project, you could make some concept heavy bomber carrying parasitic fighters. That would be a big modelling challenge.
thank u mate for your nice words .. I really appreciate that.. and Believe it or not .. I am planning for that soon ^.^
the master of huge planes,what a funny looking aircraft never seen this before,build is really good less already made parts and more lego style built pieces,like the props cool the way you did these,camo is a nice touch,wonder what strange airdraft you will come up with next