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Are there any high res images within the hands of members of this venue that relate to engine test bed aircraft? Here's two examples. -SP
 

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not of my own to post but i want to paste this link here:
http://www.flightglobal.com/airspace/media/historicalfarnboroughairshows/avro-lancastrian-farnborough-1948-16133.aspx
because i think this is an excelent picture
 

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Here are two.+2
 

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looks strange with the nose cut away.

SX973 Avro Lincoln and a Napier Nomad 1.
 

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Source: Vliegwereld, June 18th 1951.
B-50 in use as a J-57 test bed.
 

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A specialized engine test bed: The Folland Fo.108
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folland_Fo.108
http://www.aviastar.org/air/england/folland_43-37.php
http://www.historicaircraft.org/British-Aircraft/pages/Folland-Hercules.html
http://www.historicaircraft.org/British-Aircraft/pages/Folland-Hercules2.html
The Fairey Battle was also successfully used as a testbed.
With Bristol Taurus II: http://www.airwar.ru/image/idop/bww2/battle/battle-3.jpg
With Napier Sabre: http://www.airwar.ru/image/idop/bww2/battle/battle-6.jpg
With Rolls-Royce Exe: http://www.airwar.ru/image/idop/bww2/battle/battle-13.jpg
With Fairey P.24 Prince: http://www.airwar.ru/image/idop/bww2/battle/battle-15.jpg
With Bristol Hercules: http://www.thescale.info/news/publish/Fairey-Battle-Classic-Airframe.shtml
Experimental Canadian conversion with Wright Cyclone 9 as a safeguard against Merlin shortage: http://www.airwar.ru/image/idop/bww2/battle/battle-5.jpg
 
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Stuff from Ramenskoye, including engine test beds: http://www.airforce-magazine.com/MagazineArchive/Magazine%20Documents/2008/April%202008/0408ramenskoye.pdf
 

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The most unusual conversions were three B-17Gs converted to engine test beds. The nose section was removed and replaced with a strengthened mount for a fifth engine. The Pratt & Whitney XT-34, Wright XT-35, Wright R-3350 and Allison T-56 engines were all flight tested on JB-17Gs.
From http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=2455
Wright's R3350 was a radial piston-engine, that leaves the Allison T-56. I guess.

Source for XT-34: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B-17_Flying_Fortress#See_also I think this is the same configuration as shown in Steve's first picture.
Source for XT-35: http://www.pointniner.com/2008/08/single-engine-b-17-other-rare-aircraft.html
Source for R-3350: http://www.strijdbewijs.nl/birds/b17/p5.htm
 

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From InterAvia December 1958, the Avro Ashton with an Avon R.A.29:
 

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And another one, just found today in the latest Flugzeug Classic:
The Boeing 720 C-FETB, which was used by P & W Canada as a testbed
and fitted with PW150 turboprop engine in the nose.
 

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Two more pics of the same aircraft from my hard disk:
 

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At least I will try: is there any picture of the Tu-16LL with the AL-41F engine? I saw some photos of the Tu-16LL itself, but not any with that particular engine.
 

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The B-47 engine test bed for the Orenda Iroquois engine for the planned Avro Arrow Mk.2 interceptor I always thought was a bit cool. Newbie here and to forums in general but it's easy enough to find photos for it.
 

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Another P&WC testbed ... C-FTID-X

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Vickers-757-Viscount/0737656/
 

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From J.-C.Fayer "Les Prototypes De L'Aviation Francais" via the Aviation-Ancienne forum,
the SNCASE SE.161 Languedoc as flying test rig for the ATAR:
 

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A Douglas A-3 Skywarrior tested a TF33-P-7 jet engine for the Lockheed C-141 Starlifter in the early 60's.
A small b&w picture is published in Flug-Revue 1963 or 1964.
 

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747 with GE90
B-58 with J93 pod.
 

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Matej said:
At least I will try: is there any picture of the Tu-16LL with the AL-41F engine? I saw some photos of the Tu-16LL itself, but not any with that particular engine.

The book 'Soviet and Russian testbed aircraft' has ca 10 pages of photos of the Tu-16LL, but none with this engine.
 

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Ilyushin Il-76LL registered RA-76529 at Farnborough on 6 September 1994.

Fitted with a D-236T propfan it was awaiting the cutters torch at Zhukovsky in the summer of 2002.
 

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sferrin said:
B-52 with TF-39 (C-5's engine).

... and with the B 747 engine (JT9D)
(from D.J.Ingells "747-Story Of THe Boeing Super Jet")
 

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Steve Pace said:
Are there any high res images within the hands of members of this venue that relate to engine test bed aircraft? Here's two examples. -SP

THere is always the B-47 loaned to Avro Canada to test the Iroquois Engine intended for the Arrow. I read somewhere that the engine was so strong it actually caused damage to the B-47 aircraft fuselage. I would have to look where I read that.

http://ghostmodeler.blogspot.com/2012/08/northrops-tab-for-all-seasons.html
http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/attachments/modern/211172d1347312602-canadian-company-pitching-upgrades-arrow-design-b-47.png
 

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