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Old 11-02-2009, 08:19 AM
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Originally Posted by CharlieC View Post
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.
Maj Charles Davenport, USAF (Ret)
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