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posted on Oct, 26 2004 @ 04:21 PM
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The forward swept wing XB-53 was designed by convair based on german research data captured in world war two. The XB-53 was originally intended as an atack aircraft tp be known as the XA-44. The wings would be forward swept at a 30 degree angle with an 8 degree dihedral. The wing, which also functioned as the horizantal stabilizer, was situated at the aft portion of the fuselage. Pitch and roll adjustments were made with the wing mounted contol surfaces. The XB-53 featured elevators on the inboard wing and ailerons on the outboard. The wingtips also functioned as a variable incidence and control surfaces. It's turbojet engines were concealed in the fuselage. The XB-53 had a weight capacity of 60,000 LBs. And had a range of 2,000 miles. Its three General Electric J35 engines proppeled the craft to 580 MPH and allowed it to carry up to 12,000 LBs of bombs.
globalsecurity.org

[edit on 26-10-2004 by MacKiller]




posted on Oct, 26 2004 @ 04:30 PM
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blue cell,

It is customary on ATS to add your own take on the item you have posted in addition to the quote and link you posted.

Thanks
FredT

Edit: Here is another more direct link:
www.wpafb.af.mil...

No doubt, they benifited greatly from the OSS's work in securing the technology and the scientists behind the German war machine in WWII.



[edit on 10/26/04 by FredT]



posted on Oct, 26 2004 @ 04:43 PM
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thats a dangerous bomber with rockets and machine guns to protect itself




posted on Oct, 26 2004 @ 05:05 PM
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Interesting, I'd never heard of the B-53 or B-54 before. Thanks for the link.
What was the German plane that the B-51 was a copy of? Was it a Focke Wulf night fighter design?



posted on Oct, 26 2004 @ 06:07 PM
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- That link just goes to the main site. Where am I supposed to go from there to find the info on the bomber?



posted on Oct, 26 2004 @ 06:12 PM
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Originally posted by Murcielago
- That link just goes to the main site. Where am I supposed to go from there to find the info on the bomber?


you the find info on the bomber here:

www.globalsecurity.org...



posted on Oct, 26 2004 @ 09:17 PM
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Global Security's picture is 404 (not found). I did manage to find a picture on a page that is in french.

Here is the:Link (Its half way down the page - Illustration)

=-Rich



posted on Oct, 26 2004 @ 09:20 PM
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Originally posted by rvfried
Global Security's picture is 404 (not found). I did manage to find a picture on a page that is in french.

Here is the:Link (Its half way down the page - Illustration)

=-Rich


you mean this picture?:


I'm pretty sure that's the one, it's the only illustrated one and the filename is xb53.jpg



posted on Oct, 26 2004 @ 09:25 PM
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I found this picture using google image search for "xb-53" and found this pic, it looks nothing like the one that rvfried posted






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