Welcome to phase II of the 1:8.7669 B-47E IV / WB-47B project
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What We're Building 2 Models = 3 Airframes...
1000th B-47 (B-47E-IV)
B-47E IV Labs Maneuver
WB-47B Weather (Cino Atmospheric "Sampling") Bomber
YB-47EFirst flight: Dec. 17, 1947 (prototype XB-47)
Model # 450: ( Built By Boeing, Douglas, Lockheed )
2 - XB-47
1,341 - B-47E
10 - B-47A
255 - RB-47E
397 - B-47B
35 - RB-47H
1 - YB-47C
Classification: Medium Bomber
Span: 116 ft. = 158.7790” @ 1/8.7669
Length: 107.1 ft. = 146.5969” @ 1/8.7669
Height: 27 ft. 11 in. = 38.2119” @ 1/8.7669
Power: Six 7,200 # thrust GEJ47GE25 turbojet
Crew: 3 crew ( original conf. )
Armament: One twin 20 mm turret, 25,000# of bombs YB-47E = 4 Cruise Anti-Radar Miss
This thread is the second of three (3
) threads focused on the 1:87669 B-47E IV and WB-47B. To go to the beginning of this project
click here: http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=52194
"In The Middle
" follows "In The Beginning
" to separate the project design phase
. For example above
you see the fuselage components. Blue are CNC milled Dow Styrofoamİ, white areas in fuselage drawing are CNC hot wired from Dow
Surfboard Foamİ a custom blended Styrofoam extruded polystyrene containing strands of Styrene.
The vertical fin components are composed of built-up and hot wired Dow HighLoad 60 Styrofoamİ. Wing composition is Dow
Surfboard Foamİand Dow Styrofoamİ.
Dow Surfboard Foamİ: (contains strands of filament right angles to the billet length custom manufactured for two distributors)