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Re: Boeing B-52 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #125 on: September 30, 2021, 05:25:16 AM »
What about fuel and oil consumption rates of the F130 as compared to the TF-33?

I'll suggest that the new version be called the B-52RR. I know where the door is.

The USAF's requirements were fairly stringent and their target was a 30% reduction in
fuel consumption, it would interesting to see how close R-R got with the F130 proposal.
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Re: Boeing B-52 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #126 on: April 01, 2022, 12:09:12 AM »
New Article: Air Force Magazine: New Power for the B-52



Click on image to B-52 size it.

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Re: Boeing B-52 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #127 on: April 01, 2022, 02:23:04 AM »
2060!

 ??? "the $500 million contract covers powerplants...valued at $2.6 billion"

Someone got a deal!!

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Re: Boeing B-52 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #128 on: April 01, 2022, 02:46:46 AM »
2060!

 ??? "the $500 million contract covers powerplants...valued at $2.6 billion"

Someone got a deal!!

That's $500 million to cover the first two engines Gingie   ;)  the 162 odd engine production run will cost $2.6 billion

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Re: Boeing B-52 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #129 on: April 01, 2022, 03:03:33 AM »
"2122 - The B-52 is getting its last engine upgrade, to 8 Hafnium isomer power plants. This should extend the life of the B-52 to 2152, it's bicentennial"

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Re: Boeing B-52 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #130 on: April 03, 2022, 02:03:04 AM »
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Re: Boeing B-52 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #131 on: September 13, 2022, 06:41:25 PM »
The story of the B-52 Stratofortress that carried the Flashback Test Vehicle, the Nuclear Bomb Bigger than the Soviet Tsar Bomba

The Flashback Test Vehicle was larger by far than any other nuclear bomb in the US inventory at the time. It is a little bit bigger than the Soviet Tsar Bomba, the 50 megaton monster detonated in 1960 and designed to be 100 megatons in yield.







Source: https://theaviationgeekclub.com/the-story-of-the-b-52-stratofortress-that-carried-the-flashback-test-vehicle-the-nuclear-bomb-bigger-than-the-soviet-tsar-bomba/
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Re: Boeing B-52 Ideas and Inspiration
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Re: Boeing B-52 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #133 on: September 14, 2022, 10:55:39 AM »
Hey Glorck! Look at this! It's the strangest starship design I've ever seen.

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Re: Boeing B-52 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #134 on: September 14, 2022, 11:59:42 AM »
Knew/felt it intuitively.   They skipped the jets and went straight to warpdrive.

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Re: Boeing B-52 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #135 on: September 15, 2022, 12:59:09 AM »
Would photon torpedoes fit in the bomb bay?

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Re: Boeing B-52 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #136 on: September 15, 2022, 12:23:54 PM »
Well, in a couple of the movies they used photon torpedo cases as coffins for "burial in space", & they were barely longer than the occupants, so I'd say absolutely.
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Re: Boeing B-52 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #137 on: September 16, 2022, 11:18:06 AM »
Would photon torpedoes fit in the bomb bay?


If you are okay with the prices at Shapeways, here is a link to a maker that offers the Star Trek Photon Torpedo in a number of scales including 1/48 and 1/72:
Shapeways > Lisbon Designs By Luís Monteiro


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Re: Boeing B-52 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #138 on: September 16, 2022, 01:41:43 PM »
Interesting! Then there are the four warp drive engines. Phasers in the chin turrets under the cockpit?

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Re: Boeing B-52 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #139 on: September 17, 2022, 01:49:40 AM »


That's the old one - it was later re-engined...again:

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