Friday, April 5, 2013
The mighty super fortress was a war-winning weapon, and went on to become one of the main forces in the Cold War. The RAF operated the type in the late 1940s and early 1950s, calling it the Washington.
The forward cabin was connected to the rear cabin by a crawlway. In the back sat the gunners, and there were also bunks for resting on long missions.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
A single-seat cockpit was located in the nose. Pilots enjoyed flying the 693 which was remarkably capable in the air, especially at low level. This performance was improved by the substitution of more engines.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
French Gnome-Rhone K-14 radials. Chile's 20 examples were powered by Piaggio P.XI C.40s.
Friday, March 29, 2013
The B-17 was powered by reliable Wright Cyclone radial engines. They were turbocharged, which enabled the Fortress to operate at higher altitudes than its European contemporaries.