Author Topic: European Union Strategic Bombers. Airbus A450 and A460  (Read 1541 times)

Offline ysi_maniac

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European Union Strategic Bombers. Airbus A450 and A460
« on: February 04, 2017, 03:27:35 PM »
I do not want to be politically controversial, this is just an historical fiction

With Trump's decission to abandon NATO, UK performs a second Brexit from NATO too. NATO is completely disbanded. Europen continental countries remain alone in front of a progresively more agressive Russia. France is the only nuclear power.

In this state of things, EU countries decide to extend the European Treaty to defense issues too. Main countries, by population, (Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and Poland) begin 2 big join projects:
1- to produce last generation nuclear weapons
2- to design a strategic bomber. Airbus will be main contractor

Here are 2 proposals

Less ambitious A450



and ambitious stealth A460



Offline kerick

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Re: European Union Strategic Bombers. Airbus A450 and A460
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2017, 08:29:54 PM »
Interesting designs!

Offline elmayerle

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Re: European Union Strategic Bombers. Airbus A450 and A460
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2017, 12:55:32 PM »
Interesting designs!
Agreed!  Both appear to be eminently capable of being modeled, too.  Does the A-460 have two or four engines?  I could see it with four using two per exhaust "tough" or just two larger engines.

Offline ysi_maniac

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Re: European Union Strategic Bombers. Airbus A450 and A460
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2017, 10:45:02 PM »
^^^^
As can guess, A460 is an scaleoramed YF-23: 2:1 that's to say about 40 m long. As I began to draw I began to think in 4 engines disposed in 2 pairs.

Offline perttime

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Re: European Union Strategic Bombers. Airbus A450 and A460
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2017, 12:01:19 AM »
Interesting... I believe additions to heavy transports would also be needed. Airbus A400M with EU roundels might be a start. Or do we need a jet?

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Re: European Union Strategic Bombers. Airbus A450 and A460
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2017, 02:10:24 AM »
One option might be to do something like this using a A400M:

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Offline ysi_maniac

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Re: European Union Strategic Bombers. Airbus A450 and A460
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2017, 03:30:13 AM »
Do you think that a subsonic transport can warrant arrival to target?
Will a medium range cruise missile be a better alternative? In this case, why an A400 and not an A350, maybe?

Offline KiwiZac

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Re: European Union Strategic Bombers. Airbus A450 and A460
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2017, 03:56:43 AM »
After seeing an A400M in person, I'm really curious to see what an Airbus bomber/strike aircraft would look like. Great ideas!
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