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« Reply #78 on: August 14, 2020, 08:53:46 AM »
Nice one  :smiley:  She's a complicated-looking bird with all her feathers spread out, isn't she?

Here are the top views as promised. Line art by Unknown ...

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« Reply #79 on: August 15, 2020, 02:05:05 AM »
 :smiley:
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« Reply #80 on: September 03, 2020, 10:20:17 PM »
I'm Baaaack!!! 

I have the front profiles done, so here they are:

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« Reply #84 on: September 03, 2020, 10:25:44 PM »
Up next I will be attempting the B-2A Spirit, so stay tuned........

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Re: Great-Jimbo's Profile Pictures
« Reply #85 on: September 04, 2020, 02:59:56 AM »
 :smiley:
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« Reply #86 on: September 08, 2020, 12:00:03 AM »
OK, I have the side views of the Northrop B-2 done. Naturally I picked 89-0128 "Spirit of Nebraska" as my subject since that is the state I live in. Markings current as of November 2017. 1/2 size for the large aircraft, and even it the length is short it is very wide. Top views to come when I get them done.

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« Reply #88 on: September 08, 2020, 12:03:22 AM »
And couldn't not hook it up to my KC-135R tanker  ;)


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« Reply #89 on: September 23, 2020, 08:10:47 PM »
Finally I have finished the top profile. It took 5 days just to shade the "fuselage" and the engine nacelles. I used over 100 different shades and it still isn't as good as I was hoping, but at some point you have to say "it is finished!" As always it is a large aircraft so it is posted half size.


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« Reply #90 on: September 23, 2020, 08:12:57 PM »
And being refueled:


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« Reply #91 on: September 24, 2020, 02:02:55 AM »
 :smiley:

I wonder what a B-2 would look like in something like USAF SEA Scheme:

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« Reply #92 on: September 24, 2020, 05:54:06 PM »
Don't be picking at your B-2.  Is just fine.

Could you transform it into KB-2 refueling a B-10 (B-17, B-24) ?    After all this is BTS.....

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« Reply #93 on: September 25, 2020, 04:29:42 AM »
Don't be picking at your B-2.  Is just fine.

Could you transform it into KB-2 refueling a B-10 (B-17, B-24) ?    After all this is BTS.....
I figure a KB-2 would have  either a flying boom or a hose and drogue unit (either "stealthed"  by material choices and, in the case of the boom, shaping) operating out of the port weapons bay (starboard one could carry an auxiliary fuel tank for extended range or, in this case, refueling capacity).  I would go for a hose and drogue unit, myself, as it would be a simpler system to develop and install (and simpler generally means "less likely to glitch up").

Another option for the B-2 would be a RB-2 with the port weapons bay replaced by a reconnaisance module where the projecting part resembles the front halves of two TSSAM's fitted back to back.  This would accomodate both photo and SLAR reconnaisance gear.

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« Reply #94 on: September 25, 2020, 06:05:05 AM »
Don't be picking at your B-2.  Is just fine.

Could you transform it into KB-2 refueling a B-10 (B-17, B-24) ?    After all this is BTS.....
I figure a KB-2 would have  either a flying boom or a hose and drogue unit (either "stealthed"  by material choices and, in the case of the boom, shaping) operating out of the port weapons bay (starboard one could carry an auxiliary fuel tank for extended range or, in this case, refueling capacity).  I would go for a hose and drogue unit, myself, as it would be a simpler system to develop and install (and simpler generally means "less likely to glitch up").

Another option for the B-2 would be a RB-2 with the port weapons bay replaced by a reconnaissance module where the projecting part resembles the front halves of two TSSAM's fitted back to back.  This would accommodate both photo and SLAR reconnaissance gear.

Good calls on B-2 options.  Plenty lead time for KB-2 and B-10 flying diorama for spring 2021 IPMS meet.  Clear plastic pole holding each one to show IFR in action.  Can modernize B-10 with turboprops or something else or not at all.  Either modern or 1930's schemes.  So much to consider  :-\