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Northrop B-55
This is a brand new bomber for the WCF. It's a semi-stealthy flying wing and an evolution of the cancelled YB-49.
About this creation


While the YB-49 was cancelled due to various reasons in 1949, after the mysterious occurrence known as "The Event", WCF officials received a new interest in flying wing technologies. They decided to contract Northrop about what potential improvements could have been made to the YB-49, and the YB-55 was born.



The two main issues were the somewhat lacking top speed and stability issues. The first issue was no longer an issue as far superior jet engines were available with performance blew away our early 1940's designs. These new Pratt & Whitney turbofans have over double the thrust of the engines used for the YB-49.



The stability issue was somewhat fixed by adding a MK.2 Honeywell autopilot and superior yaw dampeners, but stability issues are still not fully fixed. According to some of our top scientists, we will need to wait until we build dependable fly by wire systems to have truly stable flying wings.



When asked what fly by wire was he responded with a mysterious laugh and by saying he had said too much already. This may be yet another new cutting-edge technology that has appeared with seemingly little to no research or development. This trend has baffled many analysts, many of which claim that the recent jump in technology is linked to The Event, and some propose that the Event is extraterrestrial in origin.



Other changes was the removal of the rear turret and window found of some versions of the YB-49 and a new fuselage structure. Due to increased performance the payload was able to be improved as well.





Specs

Crew: 5
Length: 55 Ft.
Wingspan: 173 Ft.
Powerplant: 8 Pratt & Whitney turbofans with 10,000 lbf each.
Max. Speed: 635 mph
Combat Radious: 3,100 miles
Service Ceiling: 47,000 ft.
Payload: 37,000 lbs. of bombs
Stealth: Classified, but believed to be good enough to either be invisible, near invisible, or just hard to spot depending on the radar in question.


Credit to Matthew Sylvan for the cockpit concept, my design uses a modified version of his design.



Comments

 I made it 
  May 11, 2014
Quoting Big Chief Uber Guy Oscar Great build! Now just to make it stealthy like a giant B-2. I could see some practical use of this on the battlefield
It's fully practical as long as the time period is set in the 1950's. ;)
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  May 10, 2014
Great build! Now just to make it stealthy like a giant B-2. I could see some practical use of this on the battlefield
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  February 22, 2014
Very good job!
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  February 19, 2014
Very nice. Its good to see other nations experimenting with designs.
  February 14, 2014
My mistake! I meant the YB-49!
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  February 9, 2014
Quoting Rogue Timelord cool! cant tell if this is real or computer generated. very detailed creation, would have been nice to have some closeups.
It's a computer render, and yeah, next time I post a creation I'll try to remember to post close ups.
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  February 9, 2014
I really had to look closely to see the bricks on this, amazingly realistic mate.
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  February 9, 2014
cool! cant tell if this is real or computer generated. very detailed creation, would have been nice to have some closeups.
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  February 9, 2014
I cannot believed it is made with Lego. This is a huge scale and the resolution of the pic even cannot support. Its amazing.
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  February 7, 2014
Quoting Kurt MOC Great work! The YB-55 has always been a favourite of mine. Your model is an excellent representation of the original. Well done!
Umm... this is a fictional aircraft. How could it be accurate and one of your favorites?
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  February 7, 2014
Great work! The YB-55 has always been a favourite of mine. Your model is an excellent representation of the original. Well done!
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  February 6, 2014
Excellent work, and yet another long range strategic tour de force for your nation. You are right that if this flies straight at enemy radar it will disappear due to its shape (this happened on real northrop bombers) and So this will be a great first strike aircraft well into the 60's.
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  February 6, 2014
Wow! Very nice work!
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  February 6, 2014
It's cool, but close-ups, working functions? That would be awesome, even without rendering.
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  February 5, 2014
Wow, very nice. And quite accurate!
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  February 5, 2014
Wicked!
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  February 5, 2014
Quoting cyberfrank 2010 it looks fab! too bad you did nt include close ups in your post.
In retrospect that would have been a good idea, I'll try to remember for next time.
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  February 5, 2014
it looks fab! too bad you did nt include close ups in your post.
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  February 5, 2014
Quoting Bill Ding Wow, I just stopped building an xb-35 because I saw no old flying wings, and 2 days later, here one is! nice job!
I've been working on this for a couple months, and a word of adice: it's difficult to get the shape right without using hinges or a similar technique. Anyway, I've seen a bit of your work and it's pretty good, if I was you I would reboot your flying wing project. Because few people build the designs you have an opening to build something unique. ;)
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  February 5, 2014
Wow, I just stopped building an xb-35 because I saw no old flying wings, and 2 days later, here one is! nice job!
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  February 5, 2014
dude that's huge!
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  February 5, 2014
Nice work!
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  February 5, 2014
Quoting silly productions very sleek, looks deadly! maybe some more close ups? i would love too see how the wings are connected to the body! check out my creations if you want! -Silly
The wings are connected by hinges, but I do admit that even with the reinforcing I gave them they would be rather fragile if physics were applied.
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  February 5, 2014
very sleek, looks deadly! maybe some more close ups? i would love too see how the wings are connected to the body! check out my creations if you want! -Silly
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  February 5, 2014
Quoting sam the first Shaping. Beautiful. Is. The. <--re-arrange
I'm sorry, I really have no idea what you are trying to say. I assume it's a compliment?
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  February 5, 2014
Quoting droid hunter Very ominus. Any chance of you building it for real?
Nope, there is no chance, this bad boy is close to 3,000 bricks. That's considerably outside my budget. XD
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  February 5, 2014
Shaping. Beautiful. Is. The. <--re-arrange
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  February 5, 2014
Very ominus. Any chance of you building it for real?
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  February 5, 2014
Very cool plane. Great shaping.
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  February 5, 2014
Good stuff
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  February 5, 2014
Thanks for the comments everybody. :) Anyway, my Northrop B-55 is fictional, but it's essentially a slightly improved YB-49, a real flying wing from the late 1940's.
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  February 5, 2014
Wow! Those wing fairings are cool! Very SNOT for a delta-wing.
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  February 5, 2014
Excellent job!! I'm mindblowed!! 5/5
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  February 5, 2014
This is the most impressive build I have ever seen!!! Not just only that, but you are the very first person I have seen to make the B-55 in Lego! A huge achievement for you :D
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  February 5, 2014
Lovely shaping! It looks great!
  February 4, 2014
Quoting Achintya Prasad Very nice! I've never seen one in this scale! Though, if this is in the fifties, how will this plane fly without an onboard computer? The B-2 only flies thanks to the numerous computers it has on board....
Actually, computers are not necessary for a flying wing-type aircraft to remain stable. The Germans had a prototype flying wing in WWII -- the Horten Ho 229 (sometimes known as the Gotha Go 229). In any case, this is a great-looking model.
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  February 4, 2014
Very nice! I've never seen one in this scale! Though, if this is in the fifties, how will this plane fly without an onboard computer? The B-2 only flies thanks to the numerous computers it has on board....
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  February 4, 2014
Nice!!! I've never seen one in LEGO.
 
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