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Photograph of second XF-11 prototype plane on the runway, April 4, 1947

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whh000089
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Photograph of second XF-11 prototype plane on the runway, April 4, 1947
Description
The second Hughes XF-11 prototype on a runway prior to a test flight in 1947.
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Image Number: 0321 0258
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Date
1947-04-04
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2005-01-06
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Gary Scott2010-09-08 @ 11:55 AM
Curious about power plants. Maybe R-4360, 28-cylinder "corncobs." Toward the end of the war they were getting considerable use, though not wonderfully reliable. The F-11's nacelles appear to be long enough to accommodate the 4360, which comprised four rows of seven-cylinder radial pistons. Notable later use was in the B-36 and of course the Spruce Goose, and I think the B-50 as well. Some writers seem to think that the B-29 had 4360's, but I believe all of the service-use B-29's had 3350's, a mere 18 cylinders each. (PS I have logged over a thousand hours behind 3350's, but have never piloted a 4360.
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