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Imperial Heavy Bomber Concept - Stats

 Post subject: Imperial Heavy Bomber Concept - Stats
PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:00 am 

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Crossposted from the Creating Minaitures area....

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So I have had this idea for a while and I wanted to open a brainstorm session on the matter. I have no talent in scratch building, CAD design, pencil drawing, or anything. I handle spreadsheets for a living. This will likely be only a thought exercise, but isn't that what forums are for? I wonder what the community can draft up.

The objective is to create a concept of a Imperial Navy Heavy Bomber.

If the Marauder is our B-25 what would be our B-29
If the Marauder is our A-26 what would be our B-36
If the Marauder is our B-57 what would the B-52

I hope you see the relationship. I see our proud and beautiful Marauder bomber primarily as a tactical support aircraft. It fulfills a similar role to the performed by medium bombers of WWII, the A-26s of the Korea War, and the B-57 Canberra bomber of the Vietnam era.

So being an Air Force groupie, and a bomber nut in particular, I want (want to need) an Imperial heavy Bomber.

Sometime to equal/rival/surpass some of the heavy air the heretics and alien scum can produce.




The idea I have is somehow taking either the B-52 or the British Vulcan bomber and creating a Imperialized versions of them.



I don't think the inverse wing on found on the other Imperial flyers would work on such a large scale. The bomber will have lots of turrets. A defense amendment configuration similar to a B-29, with two turrets forward, two turrets aft, and a tail gun, seems most probable. The front top turret would have more punch; on a B-29 the front top turret had 4 50 cals machine guns vs. 2 in the others. Would that translate to autocannons vs. heavy bolters in the 40K universe?

Those were my initial thoughts. So how would an Imperial Heavy Bomber look like and how would you build one. When answering those questions keep this image in mind.




Thanks for any input

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 Post subject: Re: Imperial Heavy Bomber Concept - Stats
PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 8:18 pm 
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The Vulcan! Great base model idea!

You can find some stats for the PDF Peacemaker we used on Airspace here:
http://z8.invisionfree.com/Airspace/ind ... wtopic=842

Here is a crappy concept drawing...

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