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    B-39

    no, you read the title correctly, i did say B-39 and not -29.......



    well, i've just come across the B-39 "SPIRIT OF LINCOLN", i found the picture below, and these stats, both the stats and the picture are sourced from http://www.airwar.ru/enc_e/bww2/b39.html

    Year deployed
    Wing span, m - 43.05
    Lenght, m - 30.18
    Height, m - 9.02
    Wings area, m2 - 161.27
    Weight, kg
    - empty aircraft - 31815
    - maximum take-off - 56245
    Engines - 4 PE Allison V-3420-11
    Power, hp
    - nominal - 4 x 2100
    - maximum - 4 x 3000
    Maximum speed, km/h - 652
    Cruising speed, km/h - 455
    Ferry range, km - 10125
    Range, km - 4590
    Service ceiling, m - 10700
    Crew - 6
    Armament: - 10 12.7-mm machine-guns
    Bombs - 9072 kg (Maximum)

    i was just wondering if anyone else had any information or pictures??

    thanks
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    thanks.......

    "Reminds me of the time I sank the Tirpitz" comments a Spitfire pilot, "One pass of course, old boy."

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    Heres a couple pages about the XB-39.

    http://www.wpafb.af.mil/museum/resea...bers/b3-88.htm

    http://www.wpafb.af.mil/museum/fta/fta697.htm

    Also on the above link provided by FBJ note the comment by a Dave from Va
    Fighter pilots make movies....
    Bomber pilots make history!

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    thanks again

    "Reminds me of the time I sank the Tirpitz" comments a Spitfire pilot, "One pass of course, old boy."

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