Originally Posted by CharlieC
I agree that jet engines are fuel hogs at low altitudes it's always been a puzzle to me why the Ekranolans used jet
Perhaps it's the physics of the thing. There was one Eplan with a prop mounted high on the vertical stab. Imagine the engineering required to get the same thrust from turboprops as they did from those 8 forward thrust engines while keeping the props out of the water!
That would have been quite a show.