Author Topic: Burnelli UB-38  (Read 16180 times)

Offline Tophe

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Re: Burnelli UB-38
« Reply #60 on: August 30, 2013, 07:20:51 PM »
UB-38BV-5B:

Offline Tophe

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Re: Burnelli UB-38
« Reply #61 on: August 31, 2013, 02:52:41 AM »
Inspired by Josť Fern's topic http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=1715.120, here is another Burnelli Lightning:

Offline Tophe

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Re: Burnelli UB-38
« Reply #62 on: August 31, 2013, 12:26:17 PM »
Without gun, the civilian UB-38U needed no long nose:

Offline Tophe

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Re: Burnelli UB-38
« Reply #63 on: August 31, 2013, 01:31:42 PM »
The single-boom version of the Burnelli-Lightning may be asymmetric too:

Offline Tophe

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Re: Burnelli UB-38
« Reply #64 on: August 31, 2013, 10:50:24 PM »
Top secret! The UB-38XYZ was the only propeller-driven airplane that reached 1000km/h in level flight. It used either 10 V-3420 engines or 20 V-1710 engines. A Burnelli fuselage was needed for fuel, everyone may understand why...

Offline Tophe

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Re: Burnelli UB-38
« Reply #65 on: September 01, 2013, 11:15:35 PM »
This Lightning airliner is half devoted to passengers, half to engineers:

Offline Tophe

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Re: Burnelli UB-38
« Reply #66 on: September 02, 2013, 12:50:11 AM »
A half-Burnelli Lightning:

Offline Weaver

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Re: Burnelli UB-38
« Reply #67 on: September 02, 2013, 03:55:36 AM »
Tophe, you're mad (but in a good way ;) ). :)
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Offline Tophe

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Re: Burnelli UB-38
« Reply #68 on: September 03, 2013, 01:02:43 AM »
Thanks a lot Weaver, I will tell that to my psychiatrist... ;)

And still with my son's colouring, here is the UB-38NF Night-Fighter 1936 (before radar was invented, night interceptors had to circle for very long flights with many eyes trying to discover something...)

Which one(s) should I present as final entry (ies)?

Offline raafif

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Re: Burnelli UB-38
« Reply #69 on: September 03, 2013, 06:17:54 AM »
that last one needs the outer-cockpit noses to be the same as the center one  :)

You still haven't done one with inter-meshing prop-blades >:D

Offline Weaver

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Re: Burnelli UB-38
« Reply #70 on: September 03, 2013, 08:59:08 AM »
As the foreplane denied the "flying wing" name on the UB-38K, we coulda/woulda/shoulda add fins for better control: UB-38L




If this one had the tail fins back on the ends of the booms it would be pretty cool and almost believable... ;)
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Offline Tophe

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Re: Burnelli UB-38
« Reply #71 on: September 03, 2013, 11:27:16 AM »
Thanks Raafif and Weaver.

that last one needs the outer-cockpit noses to be the same as the center one  :)
This one is easy to "correct" in a shoulda improvement... (I will work on other suggestions today)

Offline Tophe

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Re: Burnelli UB-38
« Reply #72 on: September 03, 2013, 12:41:17 PM »
As the foreplane denied the "flying wing" name on the UB-38K, we coulda/woulda/shoulda add fins for better control: UB-38L
If this one had the tail fins back on the ends of the booms it would be pretty cool and almost believable... ;)
So here are the famous UB-38W-1 and W-2, result of Burnelli/Weaver cooperation...:

Offline Tophe

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Re: Burnelli UB-38
« Reply #73 on: September 03, 2013, 03:05:35 PM »
You still haven't done one with inter-meshing prop-blades >:D
Now this is serious historical facts, I shoulda stop colouring madly... You are obviously referring to the secret UB-38RAA-1 (and -2 and -3), ordered by the RAAF in 1937 and cancelled in 1938 after propeller damage during ground testing:

Offline Tophe

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Re: Burnelli UB-38
« Reply #74 on: September 03, 2013, 03:49:15 PM »
Of course, 1938's engineers understood that intermeshing propellers must be driven by a single engine. But could I reveal the UB-38RAA-4 (and -5 and -6), top secret, that saved Australia from invasion? Well, maybe in 2013 we should do it, let's go:
(the UB-38RAA-6 is a twin-engined plane, with its port engine driving the push-propellers and its starboard engine driving the pull-propellers)