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Hi, I made a small visit to Mojave to look what to find for you, on the way to there I met this bird.

I know you, you will complain that the AI sounds are unrealistic :lol:

Hi Burkhard, I am just wondering whether you will animate the landing gear to behave correctly for this bird. The B52 is one of the few (the only?) aircraft that can "crab land" to compensate for crosswind by aligning the gear parallel to the runway while flying in crabbed position. See section "Trivia" in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B-52_Stratofortress

Or will that be another task for the FSX or FS11 wishlist? :roll:

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Anybody here who has sources and fun to make research when in history which units were equipped with B-52s, and were these were home? Something easy to implement in MyTraffic2006.

Airliners.net provides some photograph from Moscow - Zhukovsky (Ramenskoye) (UUBW), I do not assume this to be the most likely place though. :lol:

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Anybody here who has sources and fun to make research when in history which units were equipped with B-52s, and were these were home? Something easy to implement in MyTraffic2006.

Just about to look, but will you implement the different Types of B-52? They have different engine nacelles (B-52H) and different Tail Fins (B-52G and H)

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Anybody here who has sources and fun to make research when in history which units were equipped with B-52s, and were these were home? Something easy to implement in MyTraffic2006.

Ok, here we go:

Some history http://www.vectorsite.net/avb52.html

B-52 at Anderson AFB, Guam. 43th Strategic Wing, and mor history http://www.vectorsite.net/avb52_2.html

Links to past and present B-52 Bases http://www.stratofortress.org/baselink.htm

B-52 service and squadron assignments http://www.csd.uwo.ca/~pettypi/elevon/baugher_us/b052i.html

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Thanks :)

I'm so happy I found enough material on the B52 to get one model done. Which of the models could you differentiate when they fill the screen half?

Any more info is so welcome. Guam for sure is a good candidate for 30m Mil_COMBAT...

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Thanks :)

I'm so happy I found enough material on the B52 to get one model done. Which of the models could you differentiate when they fill the screen half?

Just see Wikipedia for B-52, they have sideviews from the tail fin and tail section which differs in the variants B-52G, B-52H and the other B-52s (A to F).

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/B-52 look in the section "Versionen".

I think that (tail) size does matter :wink:

Edit: From the images in the Internet I see differences in the nose section too, and the later variants (only H?) seem to have external fuel tanks under the outer parts of the wings

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That's a lot of info, but I asked for it :roll:

OK, my model is a H-one as I read on the schematics and see on the fan inlets that are unsymmetrical. Making a G-Variant looks not too complicated, since that engines are simpler to make.

The different size of the tail I have to check on how much it is. Looks like the outside differences between B-F are rather small.

No idea about central wheel steering with crosswind - the main gears are treted as central and only the small ones at the wing tips as outer, other than naming them c_gear GAMY and Makemdl offer no other handle to them.

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So, from what I learned now in a bit of simplification:

A Never in service, forget it

B No wing tanks, large fin

C-F wing tanks, large fin

G wing tanks small fin

H wing tanks small fin

Engine pods more or less the same between B-G, H a T33 fan. C-H were seen with wing tanks removed sometimes. Noses change depending on radar system, so underwent changes during life.

The fin difference is more than a mansize.

So, a simplification suitable for AI traffic needs comes out with 4 models:

B, C-F,G,H

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