Jul 012012

Now available: Bell Aircraft drawing 40-976-001, “General Arrangement 3 View Model 40 Airplane.” Dated 3-14-1944, this presents the design that would be built as the twin-jet XP-83 long range fighter. Interior arrangement is shown within the general arrangement.

This blueprint, measuring 13,850X5500 pixels (46.2X18.3 inches, printed off at 300dpi), was scanned in pieces and in full color from a blue-line original some years ago. The sheer size of it proved to be too much for my computers to bear in the reassembly phase, and had to await newer, more powerful systems. Now at last it’s available. This blueprint is presented as-is, with stains, tears, fold marks and all… these add character to the print that a pristine version would lack, while taking away none of the historical, technical or artistic value.

Also includes halfsize and quartersize versions for easier viewing and printing.

Air drawing 59 can be downloaded for $7.00.



 Posted by at 10:45 am
  • Superfortress

    Er… Am I missing something or the aicraft in the drawings is the XP-83?

    • Anonymous

      Ooops. Corrected.