Author Topic: New Mustang & Lightning seaplanes  (Read 20080 times)

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Re: New Mustang & Lightning seaplanes
« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2015, 01:30:05 AM »
Thanks to be inspired! ;)

And, before came the Mustalina PB51B-1 was the Lightalina PB38L-1:

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Re: New Mustang & Lightning seaplanes
« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2015, 01:42:00 AM »
The PB38Z-1 Twin-Lightalina was manufactured by... uh, Zockheed?:

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Re: New Mustang & Lightning seaplanes
« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2015, 02:18:01 AM »
It seems Zockheed proposed another twin-hull observation aircraft: the PB51Z-1 Twin-Mustalina, but this 3-engined seaplane was rejected, in favor of the famous twin-engined North-American PB82N-1 (nick-named Twin-Mustalina also):

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Re: New Mustang & Lightning seaplanes
« Reply #18 on: February 06, 2015, 01:46:37 PM »
Well, Admiral Nimitz was angry: "those land-based bastards laugh at me: they say the -51 Must-something is the best single-engine fighter of the World, not at all a twin-engined patrol flying-boat!". So the Navy leaders found a few zillion dollars to design the F51D-1 single-engine fighter:

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Re: New Mustang & Lightning seaplanes
« Reply #19 on: February 06, 2015, 02:09:42 PM »
Of course, Admiral Nimitz was happy with the F51D-1 design and he ordered 15,000 copies of it. They were manufactured by Douglas of course but also North American (F51N-1). The Lockheed built ones (F51L-1) were a little different:

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Re: New Mustang & Lightning seaplanes
« Reply #20 on: February 06, 2015, 02:24:07 PM »
When the USAAF ordered the twin-engined XP-82, Admiral Nimitz died from a heart attack. As a tribute to this great admiral, Lockheed designed the F82L-1 Twinimitz:

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Re: New Mustang & Lightning seaplanes
« Reply #21 on: February 06, 2015, 03:24:48 PM »
In 1946, there were so many available aircraft being sold by the army and navy, aircraft manufacturers had to invent something different. And then came the PB38A-1: an asymmetric "sport" flying-boat! If you succeed taking off and alightning without crashing, you win a medal! No order came anyway, probably because the price was too much...

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Re: New Mustang & Lightning seaplanes
« Reply #22 on: February 07, 2015, 03:36:00 AM »
Maybe do something akin to the Supermarine Seagull:


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Re: New Mustang & Lightning seaplanes
« Reply #23 on: February 07, 2015, 01:24:37 PM »
Exactly what I was thinking and was about to mention when I saw your post.  Very tempted to buy the Pro Resin kit.

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Re: New Mustang & Lightning seaplanes
« Reply #24 on: February 07, 2015, 06:16:41 PM »
Exactly what I was thinking and was about to mention when I saw your post.  Very tempted to buy the Pro Resin kit.

so tempting indeed!

it fells like tyou can plug quite any aircraft shape on top of the wing support ...


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Re: New Mustang & Lightning seaplanes
« Reply #25 on: February 08, 2015, 02:09:21 AM »
Thanks a lot! I mean: your words prove that the HP-51B and 51D are no more top secret, with their huge V-3300 Double-Merlin engine (5,000hp)...
 :icon_fsm: ;)

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Re: New Mustang & Lightning seaplanes
« Reply #26 on: February 08, 2015, 02:42:35 AM »
Now stop about past secret aircraft, let us speak of... future aircraft (not yet Real): my 5 year-old son jacky urged me to draw this egg-Mustang (jackstang) to be built in million copies (scale 1) in 2040, and half of them will be floatplanes for tourism:

Now I let him type on icons (he loves that...): ;) :icon_fsm: :icon_music:

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Re: New Mustang & Lightning seaplanes
« Reply #27 on: February 08, 2015, 03:34:35 PM »
The Prin-38A (best-seller of the late 1940s) is not easy to build but easy to draw...:
Do you know that the Saro Princess was the Prin-100? (Prin-cent in French) and there have been many giants between the Prin-38 and the Prin-100; among them were the Prin-51 Mustbus and twin-51: Prin-82 Twin-Mustbus (the Twin-Princess was a derivative of the latter one):

 :icon_fsm: 8) :icon_swat:

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Re: New Mustang & Lightning seaplanes
« Reply #28 on: February 08, 2015, 03:52:17 PM »
Them be 6 & 8 engined beauties.  Specially in styrene :-*

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Re: New Mustang & Lightning seaplanes
« Reply #29 on: February 08, 2015, 07:05:18 PM »
my 5 year-old son jacky urged me to draw this egg-Mustang (jackstang) to be built in million copies (scale 1) in 2040, and half of them will be floatplanes for tourism:
The same with the cartoon-Lightning of Jacky:

 :icon_fsm: ;) :icon_music: