- Dec 27, 2005
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ReccePhreak said:When I saw RB-17, I was thinking of a reconnaissance version of the Boeing B-17. What's the story on this one? Who designed it, and what was its purpose?
Placing the engines in the vertical plane, one above the other, allowed in the future is almost painless to move to two more powerful - like 'Derwent-V'.Matej said:A bit OT question but what is the advantage to have the engines underneath under the wing compared to first next to second in horizontal line?
Probably due to the lack of practical work in 1945 with jet engines. First built in the Soviet aircraft with engines on pylons was an airplane, "150" in 1950 (first flight on Oct. 5, 1952). The first project with a similar layout, on the pylons was a prototype of "one hundred and fiftieth" - RB-2 (1948).Matej said:I mean compared to the for example B-52 arrangement: two engines side by side in the horizontal line in one pod. I can see only advantages: better of the groud clearance, more access places, easier maintenance, simplier replacement of the damaged engine...