posted on Aug, 16 2009 @ 04:29 PM
reply to post by deltaboy
Yep, it looks a bit like a '51, but with a few other changes. A possible DB610 with annular radiator, and the empennage lifted from an IL2.
The other birds what were reognizeable were the canards at the beginning and throughout the clip. A Kawanishi Shinden, or a very modified P55, but,
seeing as this is an anime, and therefore Japanese in origin, my money would be on the Shinden. And, I believe that the Japanese had plans to deploy
Shindens aboard carriers(if they could ever build more). The bomber, on the other hand, looks like a very modified B35.
On the B35, a number of years ago, I found a web site that dealt with an altermate history of the B35/B49. Instead of the B52 being designed and
built, the Flying Wing would have become part of the inventory of the Air Force and the NHavy, the B49 going to the Air Force, and the B35 going to
the Navy. Among what was discussed were the paint schemes. One paint scheme that turned ouit to be not very popular was the desert pink scheme. The
aircrew that flew it was too embarrassed to be seen near it during the day. The site made me think.