B-36 "Peacemaker". Pusherprops and jet engines.
Best plane ever
+Gary Woz Yes, a fine bomber that bridged an important gap and then quickly became obsolescent. Originally conceived to bomb Germany from the United States in case Britain was defeated. The props were driven by radial engines and the jets were used as needed, but were otherwise shut down.
+William Prine I just realized something about this plane. It would require two separate fuel systems for it's engines.
That's probably right, but turbine engines can be configured to burn even avgas.
+William Prine I didn't know that. A conversion would be a lot easier than two fuel system.
Would reduce the complexity and allow engines access to same fuel tanks. Avgas at the time was leaded and spark plug fouling was a factor. My searches found nothing conclusive for more than one fuel being used in the B-36D's for the General Electric J47-19 engines.
+William Prine Same here. Nothing about any fuelling issues like two different fuel trucks or seperate tanks. Avgas is still leaded (at least in Canada)
+giantnardman Leaded overseas as well. That had me rooting for the jet-fueled diesel Cessna 182 JT-A, but that's been delayed or canceled.
Hey Tammy Codec
These 2 stationed out of Walker AFB, Roswell, NM. Jets were adapted to run on same fuel as pistons. No separate tanks. Now that's cool.
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