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J. Wiley
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Re: The Fairchild T-46A - What Happened?
      07/27/09 04:31 PM

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




Too complex and a single switch worked better. The crews found it a problem in flight test.

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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.




In a way you are correct but the ORIGINAL airplane was to have pressurization just like the -29. And as you have noted, they decided after the -29 experience that the -32 didn't need the complex remote turrets.

The -32, as most here know, is unique in many ways. The last combat sortie in the Pacific, last aerial engagement with 2 Japanese fighters claimed, the last airman killed in the Pacific and one of the few airplanes where NONE are left. ALL cut up and destroyed.

Edited by J. Wiley (07/27/09 04:32 PM)

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* The Fairchild T-46A - What Happened? Jack E. Hammond 07/26/09 01:09 AM
. * * Re: The Fairchild T-46A - What Happened? J. Wiley   07/26/09 11:44 AM
. * * Re: The Fairchild T-46A - What Happened? Chris Fostel   08/05/14 03:52 PM
. * * Re: The Fairchild T-46A - What Happened? Geoff Sjostrom - Chicago   08/08/14 12:29 PM
. * * Re: The Fairchild T-46A - What Happened? Terry Carraway   08/09/14 06:54 AM
. * * Re: The Fairchild T-46A - What Happened? Ralph Jones   08/05/14 04:55 PM
. * * Re: The Fairchild T-46A - What Happened? Randy Sohn   08/05/14 06:44 PM
. * * Re: The Fairchild T-46A - What Happened? Tom Charlton   08/05/14 04:15 PM
. * * Re: The Fairchild T-46A - What Happened? Randy Sohn   08/05/14 06:53 PM
. * * Re: The Fairchild T-46A - What Happened? Jack E. Hammond   07/26/09 03:24 PM
. * * Re: The Fairchild T-46A - What Happened? J. Wiley   07/27/09 02:06 PM
. * * Re: The Fairchild T-46A - What Happened? Ralph Jones   07/27/09 02:34 PM
. * * Re: The Fairchild T-46A - What Happened? J. Wiley   07/27/09 04:31 PM
. * * Re: The Fairchild T-46A - What Happened? Mase Taylor   07/27/09 05:58 PM
. * * Re: The Fairchild T-46A - What Happened? J. Wiley   07/27/09 09:08 PM
. * * Re: The Fairchild T-46A - What Happened? Ray Tackett   07/28/09 05:34 AM
. * * Re: The Fairchild T-46A - What Happened? Randy Sohn   08/05/14 06:43 PM
. * * Re: The Fairchild T-46A - What Happened? J. Wiley   07/28/09 09:28 AM
. * * Re: The Fairchild T-46A - What Happened? Ralph Jones   07/28/09 09:41 AM
. * * Re: The Fairchild T-46A - What Happened? Randy Sohn   08/05/14 06:51 PM
. * * Re: The Fairchild T-46A - What Happened? Ralph Jones   08/05/14 07:23 PM
. * * Re: The Fairchild T-46A - What Happened? Randy Sohn   08/05/14 09:03 PM
. * * Re: The Fairchild T-46A - What Happened? Jack E. Hammond   07/27/09 09:39 PM
. * * Re: The Fairchild T-46A - What Happened? Ralph Jones   07/27/09 09:14 PM
. * * Re: The Fairchild T-46A - What Happened? rheisner   07/27/09 01:57 PM
. * * Re: The Fairchild T-46A - What Happened? Stephanie Belser   07/27/09 12:01 PM
. * * Re: The Fairchild T-46A - What Happened? J. Wiley   07/26/09 04:09 PM
. * * Re: The Fairchild T-46A - What Happened? Jack E. Hammond   07/27/09 09:43 PM
. * * Re: The Fairchild T-46A - What Happened? J. Wiley   07/28/09 09:20 AM

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