WWII Quiz - Page 204




 
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May 10th, 2012  
Der Alte
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BritinAfrica
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Yes.....
May 25th, 2012  
BritinBritain
 
 
(1)Which aircraft apart from Enola Gay and Bockscar were considered for dropping the Atomic Bombs on Japan?

(2)Why was this aircraft considered?
May 26th, 2012  
LeEnfield
 
 
I would gues the B24 might have been considered as it would have been one of the few that had the range and lifting power.
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May 26th, 2012  
George
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by LeEnfield
I would gues the B24 might have been considered as it would have been one of the few that had the range and lifting power.
I'm guessing he meant the name of another B-29, though some B-32s were made that was the intended competition to the B-29.
May 26th, 2012  
BritinBritain
 
 
Sorry guys you are both wrong. I did word it so that it would throw people off track. The correct answer is (1) the AVRO Lancaster because (2) of its large bomb bay.
May 26th, 2012  
LeEnfield
 
 
I don't think the Lancaster had the range to this job even though it had the capacity to do the job
May 27th, 2012  
BritinBritain
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by LeEnfield
I don't think the Lancaster had the range to this job even though it had the capacity to do the job
There was a long range Lanc that had been built for use in the Pacific theater. 32 aircraft were converted, upgraded engines with paddle-bladed propellers gave more power, and the removal of gun turrets reduced weight and gave smoother lines and modified to carry a dorsal "saddle tank" with 1,200 gal (5,455 L) mounted aft of a modified canopy for increasing range. No. 1577 SD Flight tested the aircraft in India and Australia in 1945 for possible use in the Pacific,
May 27th, 2012  
I3BrigPvSk
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BritinAfrica
There was a long range Lanc that had been built for use in the Pacific theater. 32 aircraft were converted, upgraded engines with paddle-bladed propellers gave more power, and the removal of gun turrets reduced weight and gave smoother lines and modified to carry a dorsal "saddle tank" with 1,200 gal (5,455 L) mounted aft of a modified canopy for increasing range. No. 1577 SD Flight tested the aircraft in India and Australia in 1945 for possible use in the Pacific,

Has the Lancaster a larger bomb bay than a B17?
May 27th, 2012  
Trooper1854
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by I3BrigPvSk
Has the Lancaster a larger bomb bay than a B17?
A Lancaster has a much bomb bay larger than a B-17, or any other bomber of WWII. It was the main reason for the success of the aeroplane.
It could carry bigger and heavier bomb loads than a Fortress.
The Tall Boy and Grand Slam were the largest conventional bombs dropped in WWII.
On a mission to Berlin, a B-17's max bomb load was 4000 lbs.
This was because the bomb load had to be off set against the fuel, ammo, crew etc.
A Mosquito could carry a single 4000 lb "Cookie" to Berlin, with just two crew.
May 27th, 2012  
George
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trooper1854
A Lancaster has a much bomb bay larger than a B-17, or any other bomber of WWII. It was the main reason for the success of the aeroplane.
It could carry bigger and heavier bomb loads than a Fortress.
The Tall Boy and Grand Slam were the largest conventional bombs dropped in WWII.
On a mission to Berlin, a B-17's max bomb load was 4000 lbs.
This was because the bomb load had to be off set against the fuel, ammo, crew etc.
A Mosquito could carry a single 4000 lb "Cookie" to Berlin, with just two crew.
The US was working on a 44,000 lb bomb, one is on display @ the Armament Museum @ Eglin AFB. Not sure what would have hauled it...