Ralph Jones
(Top Gun)
07/27/09 02:34 PM
Re: The Fairchild T-46A - What Happened?

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There were controls for the UPPER and LOWER cowl flaps.. 8 switches. ??




Considering the cooling problems they had with the R-3350's, I'd think that could come in handy.

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The pressurization sys was so bad they junked it and went with an unpressurized airplane, especially after LeMay decided to take the -29s in low.




I thought that decision was made as soon as the B-29 was selected as primary, as a low-tech fallback in case the B-29's pressurization and remote turrets didn't work out.



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