Author Topic: Empty Handed's New Profile Hangar  (Read 11995 times)

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Re: Empty Handed's New Profile Hangar
« Reply #60 on: August 17, 2019, 03:31:20 AM »
Love the look of this one:



Has the look of a bird about to dive onto its prey:

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Re: Empty Handed's New Profile Hangar
« Reply #61 on: August 27, 2019, 12:50:37 AM »
Over the weekend I was playing with the idea of a slightly earlier British nuclear deterrent and what delivery platforms would be available for it in the 1949-53 timeframe. Since this is too early for the V-Bombers (other than prototypes toward the end of the period) and the Lincoln was not deemed survivable as a freefall bomber, I thought about a stand-off solution for the much maligned Lincoln.

Below is my concept for an all-Bristol Theseus streamlined Lincoln (no need for defensive armaments if it is stand-off) armed with a (very) proto-Blue Steel, the Blue Oak. The performance wouldn't be a patch on OTL Blue Steel but wouldn't have to be, even a 20 mile range is going to be enough to make a difference for our intrepid Lincoln crew.

The pace of development would most likely mean the V-Bombers come online before this would but I reckon that it would at least reach the point of carrying test shapes. I for one find this confluence of eras too enticing to resist and I hope it is of some interest.

Avro Theseus-Lincoln Blue Oak Carrier 7 by Matthew Palmer, on Flickr
Avro Theseus-Lincoln Blue Oak Carrier 9 by Matthew Palmer, on Flickr
Avro Theseus-Lincoln Blue Oak Carrier 23 by Matthew Palmer, on Flickr
Avro Theseus-Lincoln Blue Oak Carrier 31 by Matthew Palmer, on Flickr
Avro Theseus-Lincoln Blue Oak Carrier 35 by Matthew Palmer, on Flickr
Avro Theseus-Lincoln Blue Oak Carrier 29 by Matthew Palmer, on Flickr
Avro Blue Oak 1 by Matthew Palmer, on Flickr

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Re: Empty Handed's New Profile Hangar
« Reply #62 on: August 27, 2019, 05:09:19 AM »
Love your Theseus-Lincoln  :smiley:
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