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Flyjets1
05-02-2013, 06:13 PM
http://gwatt.smugmug.com/Airplanes/Flight/i-6ctxkHW/0/X2/FireFighteraircraft-X2.jpg


Aerophile
05-05-2013, 07:18 AM
An old Lockheed p-2 Neptune

Cubdriver
05-05-2013, 08:25 AM
Looks like the turbines are running too! Neat.


Aerophile
05-05-2013, 10:16 AM
Would you log the takeoff as 0.1 turbine? :p

JohnBurke
05-05-2013, 03:27 PM
Yes. It's a turbojet powered aircraft. It just happens that the jets are only used for takeoff and for the drop. It also happens that lighting off the jets triples fuel consumption, as each burns what both the R3350's burn together.

The jets burn avgas.

Yoda2
05-05-2013, 04:19 PM
Nice Pic! Another interesting and similar piece of history is the Navy's AJ-1. It also had composite powerplants, though used a single jet burning Avgas. They also had the A bomb in common...

Aerophile
05-08-2013, 12:57 PM
Yes. It's a turbojet powered aircraft. It just happens that the jets are only used for takeoff and for the drop. It also happens that lighting off the jets triples fuel consumption, as each burns what both the R3350's burn together.

The jets burn avgas.

I was being facetious. Good info on the fuel burn though. I learn something new every day.