Bombers

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  1. Atul

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    amazing pics man....but you got to admit>>>russians do have deadly beasts and dangerous beauties
     
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    not compared to the americans they dont.
    the B-2 is freakin beautiful and its unmatched in lethality.
     
  10. EnlightenedMonk

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    I beg to differ dude... the B2 is unmatched in its lethality, I agree... but its not a very beautiful jet... It's UGLY, IMHO... hehehehe... :D:D:D:D:D
     
  11. Pintu

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    Bombers, the evolution

    Bombers

    When the aircrafts evolved in the early 20th Century after the Historical feet achieved by the Wright brothers , the fighter version of the newly found flying machine rolled out, as respected member and my friend Sailor already created an wonderful thread on this , the another version was created which had its importance and changed the course of the two wars that brought crisis to humanity, these are the new awesome flying monsters , they are called as 'Bombers'.

    Now I am starting this thread mainly pictorial about the different bombers they existed from their ancient stage and as they are in this modern world. In this thread , I will also post some picture of famous zeppelins.


    If we look forward to history , no dedicated design was made to drop bombs in the early twentieth century, I am talking about mostly 1911's to 1920's, but first bombing raid on enemy position was done by the Italians during the 1911 using zeplins. ( Source: Wikipedia)

    The below image from the war is the example (Image : Wikipedia)

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    The Turkish position is being bombed by the Italians during the aforesaid 1911 war. After many testing first bombs were dropped by using the Aircraft Albatros F -II on October, 16 1912 by Italians. How ever, Germans used Zeppelins in World War -I (Source: Wikipedia)

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  12. Sailor

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    Great idea for a thread Pintu. Well done.
    I'll be able to help you here.

    My first entrant is the WW1 Vickers Vimy heavy bomber

    General characteristics

    * Length: 43 ft 7 in (13.28 m)
    * Wingspan: 68 ft 1 in (20.75 m)
    * Height: 15 ft 8 in (4.77 m)
    * Wing area: 1,330 ft² (123.56 m²)
    * Empty weight: 7,104 lb (3,222 kg)
    * Max takeoff weight: 10,884 lb (4,937 kg)
    * Powerplant: 2× Rolls-Royce Eagle VIII, 360 hp (268.45 kW) each

    Performance

    * Maximum speed: 100 mph (161 km/h)
    * Range: 900 mi (1,448 km)
    * Service ceiling: 7,000 ft (2,134 m)
    * Power/mass: 0.07 hp/lb (0.11 kW/kg)

    Armament

    * 1 × .303 in (7.7 mm) Lewis Gun in Scarff ring in nose and 1 × in Scarff ring in mid-fuselage
    * 2,476 lb (1,123 kg) of bombs

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    By October 1918, only three aircraft had been delivered to the Royal Air Force, one of which had been deployed to France for use by the Independent Air Force. The war ended, however, before it could be used on operations. The Vimy only reached full service status in July 1919 when it entered service with 58 Squadron in Egypt. The aircraft formed the main heavy bomber force of the RAF for much of the 1920s.
     
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    Thanks my friend Sailor a beautiful picture and Vickers Vimy and as well as specification and performances , I was really eagerly waiting for your help.

    Regards and kudos for it.
     
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    Continuing with my first post after a beautiful presentation by my friend Sailor...

    The First bomber of the world was manufactured in Russia in 1914, it was four engined II'ya Muromets and effectively used in First World War.

    Image of II'ya Muromets: (Image : Wikipedia)

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    General characteristics

    * Crew: four to eight (up to twelve)
    * Length: 17.5 m (57 ft 5 in)
    * Wingspan:
    * Top wing: 29.8 m (97 ft 9 in)
    * Bottom wing: 21 m (68 ft 11 in)
    * Height: 4 m (13 ft 1 in)
    * Wing area: 125 m² (1,350 ft²)
    * Empty weight: 3,150 kg (6,930 lb)
    * Loaded weight: 4,600 kg (10,140 lb)
    * Powerplant: 4× Sunbeam Crusader V8 engines, 148 hp (110 kW) each

    Performance

    * Maximum speed: 110 km/h (68 mph)
    * Wing loading: 36.8 kg/m² (7.5 lb/ft²)
    * Power/mass: 7.7 kg/hp (16.9 lb/hp)
    * Endurance: 5 hours with 300 kg (660 lb) of bombs & armament, 10 hours with extra fuel.

    Armament

    * Various numbers and combinations of guns at different points during the war, including 12.7 mm, 15.3 mm, 25 mm, 37 mm, and 76.2 mm guns, Maxim guns, Lewis guns, Madsen guns, Colt machine guns and Leonid Kurchevsky's experimental recoilless guns among them.
    * Various loads of 50 kg, 100 kg and 656 kg bombs or 6 x 127 mm rockets (under the wings) depending on fuel, armament and crew carried. With three crew and two defensive machine-guns, a V type Ilya Muromets could carry 500 kg (1,100 lb) of bombs. ( Source: Wikipedia)

    This true bomber was designed by Igor Sikorsky (1889-1972) who later emigrated to The USA in 1919 and found famed empire of Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation in the USA.

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    Igor Sikorsky (Image : Wikipedia)


    However , this was based upon Sikorsky's Russky Vityaz (S-21) built on 1913.

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    Image: Russky Vityaz

    Specification ( Wikipedia) :

    General characteristics

    * Crew: 3
    * Length: 20 m (65 ft 7 in)
    * Wingspan:
    * Top wing: 27 m (88 ft 7 in)
    * Bottom wing: 20 m (65 ft 7 in)
    * Height: 4m ()
    * Wing area: 120 m² (1,290 ft²)
    * Empty weight: 3,400 kg (7,495 lb)
    * Loaded weight: 4,000 kg (8,820 lb)
    * Max takeoff weight: 4,940 kg (10,890 lb)
    * Powerplant: 4× Argus Motoren inline engines, 75 kW (100 hp) each

    Performance

    * Maximum speed: 90 km/h (55 mph)
    * Range: 170 km (105 mi)
    * Service ceiling: 600 m (1,970 ft)

    Source: Wikipedia


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  15. Pintu

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    Other comparable Bombers developed in the back ground of World War - I is Handley Page Type O , this was the world's first twin engined Bomber.

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    1. Handley Page Type O


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    General characteristics

    * Crew: 4 or 5
    * Length: 62 ft 10¼ in (19.16 m)
    * Wingspan: 100 ft (30.48 m)
    * Height: 22 ft (6.71 m)
    * Wing area: 1,648 ft² (153.1 m²)
    * Empty weight: 8,502 lb (3,856 kg)
    * Max takeoff weight: 13,360 lb (6,060 kg)
    * Powerplant: 2× Rolls-Royce Eagle VIII inline piston, 360 hp (268 kW) each

    Performance

    * Maximum speed: 97.5 mph (84.7 kn, 157 km/h)
    * Range: 608 nmi (700 mi, 1,120 km)
    * Service ceiling: 8,500 ft (2,600 m)
    * Rate of climb: 23 min to 5,000 ft
    * Endurance: 8 hours

    Armament

    * Guns: 5 × 0.303 in (7.7 mm) Lewis Guns (2 on nose Scarff ring, 2 on dorsal position and 1 at ventral hatch)
    * Bombs: Up to 2,000 lb (907 kg) of bombs

    Avionics
    Drift Sight Mark IA, an early mechanical bombsight ( Wikipedia)

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    2. Handley Page V 1500

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    General characteristics

    * Crew: Eight or nine
    * Length: 64 ft 0 in (19.51 m)
    * Wingspan: 126 ft 0 in (38.41 m)
    * Height: 23 ft 0 in (7.01 m)
    * Wing area: 2,800 ft² (260 m²)
    * Empty weight: 17,600 lb (8,000 kg)
    * Max takeoff weight: 30,000 lb (14,000 kg)
    * Powerplant: 4× Rolls-Royce Eagle VIII V-12 water cooled, 375 hp (280 kW) each

    Performance

    * Maximum speed: 99 mph (159 km/h) at sea level
    * Range: 1,300 mi (2,090 km)
    * Service ceiling: 11,000 ft (3,350 m)
    * Endurance: 17 hours
    * Climb to 10,000 ft (3,000 m): 41 min 25 sec

    Armament

    * Guns: 2 × .303 in (7.7 mm) Lewis guns each in nose, dorsal and tail positions
    * Bombs: Up to 7,500 lb (3,400 kg) of bombs (30 × 250 lb/113 kg carried internally)

    (Wikipedia)

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    Germany

    1. Gotha G.V

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    Specifications (Gotha G.V)

    General characteristics

    * Crew: 3
    * Length: 12.42 m (40 ft 8 in)
    * Wingspan: 23.70 m (77 ft 9 in)
    * Height: 4.5 m (14 ft)
    * Wing area: 89.5 m² (963.6 ft²)
    * Empty weight: 2,739 kg (6,039 lb)
    * Max takeoff weight: 3,967 kg (8,745 lb)
    * Powerplant: 2× Mercedes D.IVa inline engine, 260 hp (191 kW) each

    Performance

    * Maximum speed: 140 km/h (87 mph)
    * Range: 840 km (522 miles)
    * Service ceiling: 6,500 m (21,325 ft)

    Armament

    2 or 3 × 7.92 mm (.312 in) Parabellum MG14 machine guns ( Wikipedia)


    A contemporary illustration of Gotha in Action:

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    2. Gotha G. IV

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    Specifications (early Gotha-built examples)

    General characteristics

    * Crew: Three
    * Length: 12.2 m (40 ft 0 in)
    * Wingspan: 23.7 m (77 ft 9 in)
    * Height: 3.9 m (12 ft 10 in)
    * Wing area: 89.5 m² (563 ft²)
    * Empty weight: 2,413 kg (5,320 lb)
    * Gross weight: 3,648 kg (8,042 lb)
    * Powerplant: 2 × Mercedes D.IVa, 193 kW (260 hp) each

    Performance

    * Maximum speed: 135 km/h (83 mph)
    * Endurance: 6 hours
    * Service ceiling: 5,000 m (16,400 ft)

    Armament

    * 2 to 3 × 7.92 mm Parabellum LMG 14 machine guns
    * Up to 500 kg (1,100 lb) of bombs

    (Wikipedia)

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    3. Friedrichshafen G.III

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    General characteristics

    * Crew: 3
    * Length: 12.8 m (42 ft)
    * Wingspan: 23.70 m (77 ft 9.25 in)
    * Height: 3.66 m (12 ft)
    * Wing area: 95 m² (1,023 ft²)
    * Empty weight: 2,695 kg (5,941 lb)
    * Max takeoff weight: 3,930 kg (8,664 lb)
    * Powerplant: 2× Mercedes D.IVa inline engine, 194 kW (260 hp) each

    Performance

    * Maximum speed: 135 km/h (84 mph)
    * Range: 5 hours[1] (c.a. 600 km, 373 mi)
    * Service ceiling: 4,500 m (14,764 ft)

    Armament

    * Usually 2-3 × 7.92 mm (.312 in) Parabellum MG14 machine guns.
    * Any combination of 12.5 kg (7.5 lb), 50 kg (110 lb), 100 kg (220 lb), 300 kg (660 lb) or 1,000 kg (2,200 lb) P.u.W bombs or air-mines up to a maximum warload of 1000 kg (2,200 lb).

    (Wikipedia)

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    4. Friedrichshafen G.IV G V ( Image: Wikipedia)

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    (Image of Friedrichshafen G.V , source: Wikipedia)

    Specifications (G.IV)

    General characteristics

    * Crew: Three
    * Length: 12.00 m (39 ft 4 in)
    * Wingspan: 22.60 m (74 ft 2 in)
    * Wing area: 87.0 m² (936 ft²)
    * Empty weight: 2,880 kg (6,350 lb)
    * Gross weight: 4,980 kg (10,980 lb)
    * Powerplant: 2 × Mercedes D.IV, 194 kW (260 hp) each

    Performance

    * Maximum speed: 142 km/h (88 mph)

    Armament

    * 2 × 7.92 mm (.312 in) Parabellum MG14 machine guns
    * 1,000 kg (2,200 lb) of bombs

    (Wikipedia)

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