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Offline Daryl J.

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Bristol Blenheim Ideas and Inspiration
« on: October 16, 2017, 03:36:57 AM »
Perhaps the Blenheim needs its own thread.

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Re: Bristol Blenheim Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2017, 11:22:29 PM »
Why yes, it does.

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Re: Bristol Blenheim Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2017, 01:41:03 AM »
Both of its stablemates, the Beaufighter and Beaufort carried torpedoes so why not the Blenheim as well?
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Re: Bristol Blenheim Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2017, 01:46:21 AM »
Where it began:  Britain First:



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Re: Bristol Blenheim Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2017, 01:50:12 AM »
These would be a nice builds. Airliners built around the Bristol family of both the Blenheim and Beau models.
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Re: Bristol Blenheim Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2017, 01:52:01 AM »
Random ideas, both based upon Mk.1 version (since i like the look of this more):

  • Carrier based version with folding wings
  • High Altitude recon with extended wings
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Re: Bristol Blenheim Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2017, 01:55:18 AM »
Random ideas, both based upon Mk.1 version (since i like the look of this more):
  • High Altitude recon with extended wings

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Re: Bristol Blenheim Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2017, 02:02:03 AM »
Technically a Bristol Fairchild Bolingbroke, this still provides some inspiration:



Again, it would be cool to see a Mk.I version with similar floats...
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Re: Bristol Blenheim Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2017, 02:06:21 AM »
RR Merlin powered variant?
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Re: Bristol Blenheim Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2017, 07:08:55 AM »
Technically a Bristol Fairchild Bolingbroke, this still provides some inspiration:



Again, it would be cool to see a Mk.I version with similar floats...

Something I have started on ---- working with a 3-View provided by John Adams (Mr Aeroclub)

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Re: Bristol Blenheim Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2017, 07:11:15 AM »
A couple more pics of the floatplane

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Re: Bristol Blenheim Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2017, 07:13:35 AM »
Out of interest (and not to go off-topic), max take-off weight of a Blenheim (Bolingbroke) is nigh on the same as a Hawker Typhoon/Tempest  ------    ;)

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Re: Bristol Blenheim Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2017, 07:58:01 AM »
Out of interest (and not to go off-topic), max take-off weight of a Blenheim (Bolingbroke) is nigh on the same as a Hawker Typhoon/Tempest  ------    ;)
I think, though, that the Typhoon or Tempest would require a more streamlined float mounting (given its ground attack usage, I'd urge for the Typhoon on floats).

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Re: Bristol Blenheim Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2017, 09:05:38 AM »
Random ideas, both based upon Mk.1 version (since i like the look of this more):

  • Carrier based version with folding wings
  • High Altitude recon with extended wings

I prefer the Mk.IV but a Mk.I would be better for carrier op's, as the pilot would have better visibility for deck landing.

But how about a carrier-based torpedo bomber version of the Mk.IV with a shortened nose, Bristol Hercules engines (ex-Beaufighter), dorsal blister turret (ex-Beaufighter) possibly with a .50cal replacing the .303, a forward-firing 20mm cannon in the upper-right nose & manually operated rear-folding wings?

Engines could also be Bristol Taurus or Pratt & Whitney R-1830 Twin Wasp (both ex-Beaufort).
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Re: Bristol Blenheim Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2017, 05:54:06 PM »
Out of interest (and not to go off-topic), max take-off weight of a Blenheim (Bolingbroke) is nigh on the same as a Hawker Typhoon/Tempest  ------    ;)
I think, though, that the Typhoon or Tempest would require a more streamlined float mounting (given its ground attack usage, I'd urge for the Typhoon on floats).

Yes I agree, I was just making a point that the Typhoon/Tempest would need very large floats (two of them too) ------- not like some models shown as having.

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Re: Bristol Blenheim Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #15 on: October 28, 2017, 10:35:01 PM »
RN TSR Blenheim Floatplane for operation off battleships and cruisers instead of Swordfish and Walrus.

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Re: Bristol Blenheim Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #16 on: October 28, 2017, 11:40:18 PM »
Replace the quad round headlights with LED's in a shape unique to the design, ditch the Senator tail lights and do the same.   LS-3 and a Trimec 6-speed stick, Bluetooth, ......whoops!  This thread is about the aircraft.   Sorry.   Moving along as though nothing happened.
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Re: Bristol Blenheim Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2017, 12:56:52 AM »
Right... ::)
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Re: Bristol Blenheim Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #18 on: October 31, 2017, 12:38:40 AM »
Replace the quad round headlights with LED's in a shape unique to the design, ditch the Senator tail lights and do the same.   LS-3 and a Trimec 6-speed stick, Bluetooth, ......whoops!  This thread is about the aircraft.   Sorry.   Moving along as though nothing happened.

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Re: Bristol Blenheim Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2020, 03:39:27 AM »
Just a photo:

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Re: Bristol Blenheim Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2020, 09:27:20 PM »
Finnish night fighter with German radar?

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Re: Bristol Blenheim Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2020, 03:01:10 AM »
Finnish night fighter with German radar?

Subtle whiff - I like it. :smiley:
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Re: Bristol Blenheim Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #22 on: January 02, 2021, 02:31:47 AM »
Interesting view of Ilmavoimat bird:

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