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Propellor to jet engine

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According to Bill Gunston, 'Roy Chadwick wanted to put four Nenes in a Lancaster which would have been almost immune to intercption or flak'.

Anyone seen the expected performance for this?

Any other WW2 bombers suggested for conversion to jet power?
 

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The News from "east front". In 1945 in OKB Kazan factory №22 headed by V.MYASISCHEV's were winnowed work on making the jet midwing plane on base Pe-2 I.
Year :1945 Februar
engine :2xJumo 004
max speed :700 km/h (800 km/h an altitude of 5km)
service ceiling:11000m
range: 1550km
armament :1x20mm ShVAK + 1x12,7mm/1500kg bombs
altern. fighter :2x20mm or 2x37mm
weights :loaded 9450kg (max 10400kg)
empty 5450kg
(Авиация - Космонавтика №19 1996)
 

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In the discussion of turboprop conversions, boxkite mentioned that there was also a Messerschmitt Me 264 jet project (4 x BMW 801s replaced by 4 x Jumo 004C or 2 x 3,500 kp BMW 018s).

"Die deutsche Luftrüstung 1933-45" by Nowarra, vol 3, page 234 (ISBN 3763754679)
 

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Vickers Windsor with Clyde turboprops?
 

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I've seen a drawing of a B-47 forerunner, IIRC, essentially a B-29 with a set of 2 jets under each wing, podded similarly to those on Convairs B-46. ISTR it also had a pointed nose & B-47-like canopy. I guess that makes it a B-29 conversion.
 

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I know that the Tupolev Tu-2 was used as the basis of the Tu-12 prototype jet bomber by replacing the piston engines with the Nene turbojets.
 

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A few years back, we compiled two threads about piston-to-turboprop conversions and prop to jet conversions - all post World War 2.

The Chase/Fairchild C-123 transport won having flown initially as an assault glider but most of the production had a pair of piston engines. Most were retrofitted with jet booster engines. A prototype was proposed with turboprop engines and at least one flew as a pure jet!
 
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