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Freycinet
05-26-2004, 07:19 AM
...but it never went beyond the planning stage..:

(Maybe in a PF add-on?) http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

The Nakajima G10N1 "Fugaku":

http://www.samoloty.ow.pl/rys/rys179.jpg

http://www.samoloty.ow.pl/rys/rys078.jpg

http://www.samoloty.ow.pl/rys/rys079.jpg

Freycinet
05-26-2004, 07:19 AM
...but it never went beyond the planning stage..:

(Maybe in a PF add-on?) http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

The Nakajima G10N1 "Fugaku":

http://www.samoloty.ow.pl/rys/rys179.jpg

http://www.samoloty.ow.pl/rys/rys078.jpg

http://www.samoloty.ow.pl/rys/rys079.jpg

KAMI_1
05-26-2004, 07:57 AM
again a plane that never flew?? for what?

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tigerroach
05-26-2004, 08:10 AM
Interesting, and a nice-looking bird, but I would also not want to see it modeled if it didn't play a role in the war.

Isn't "fugaku" that kind of sashimi that can poison you if it isn't prepared correctly? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Freycinet
05-26-2004, 08:46 AM
hey, it isn't a priority for me either to get it into PF, don't worry...

Just thought it was an amazing looking bird, and I had never heard about it before..

kikka-01
05-26-2004, 09:19 AM
Personally, I DO eventually want to see a lot of 1946 birds; especially if in a campaign the course of the war can be altered. Afterall, there's more than a few 1946 ETO birds in ACES.

reisen52
05-26-2004, 09:44 AM
http://www.fas.org/nuke/guide/usa/bomber/b-36-1949.jpg

If you did that you would then have to put in the B-36 which was speced out in 1941 before the war started. The B-36 mockup was first inspected on July 20, 1942 while in late 1945 the Japanese plane was only a pen & paper exercise.

R-52

uberweng
05-26-2004, 09:45 AM
tigerroach,
I think the fish you are talking about is fugu. fugu sashimi is called fugusashi. Fugaku has nothing to do with fish. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Uberweng 

ForkTailedDevil
05-26-2004, 01:30 PM
Did Nakajima make a couple of big bombers that did fly? The G5N and G8N come to mind.

"You can teach monkey's to fly better than that"

reisen52
05-26-2004, 09:46 PM
The G5N Shinzan (LIZ) was a development of the Douglas DC-4E, which flew for the first time on 7 June 1938, but was rejected on the American market, because it was underpowered. The Japanese Imperial Navy bought the only example (the prototype) of the DC-4E and used it as the basis for the G5N. It crashed later.

The G5N was originally designed by Mitsubishi as the G5M1, but was not successful and the project was taken over by Nakajima. The work on the G5N started in early 1939, and one year later the prototype was completed. It had the wings, the undercarriage and the powerplant installation of the DC-4E. During the flight test, the performance was disappointing, mainly because Japan had no experience with the development of large aircraft, and the project was cancelled. The designation of the Japanese Imperial Navy for the G5N1 was Type 2 Land Attack Plane, Model 11.


The G8N Renzan (RITA) went as far as 4 prototypes. Fits between the B-17/24 class & the B-29 class in range, size, payload ceiling & speed. Did not have the range, payload, ceiling or speed of the B-29A but did have heavier defensive weapons (2X20mm turrets) but no computerized gun laying system.

The G10N Fugaku (no code name) was basically a LIZ with two more engines (6-total) to overcome the underpower problems. Never flew.

Reisen

chris455
05-27-2004, 12:24 AM
The Fugaku was designed to attack my home town (San Diego, CA) with special air-conditioned ceramic bombs containing millions of fleas infected with bubonic plague. I believe the bombs were perfected by Unit 731 and actually tested against the Chinese. IIRC.
Chris

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sugaki
05-27-2004, 11:24 AM
The Shinzan was actually used during the war as a transport (only 3 or 4 I believe), but was canned as a bomber.

http://www.ijnafpics.com/B&W/Shinzan1.jpg

Renzan was axed because by the time the prototypes flew, they didn't have the resources nor necessity to create such a bomber. Looks cool though IMO.

http://www.ijnafpics.com/JB&W/G8N-7.jpg

After the Fugaku was canned, Japan tried to make balloons that float to the States carrying bacteriological agents. After a couple of failed tries, they gave up.