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A- 26 Invader in motion - Squadron/Signal 1134 КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: Squadron/Signal courses Серия: airplane 134 Название: A-26 Invader in motion Язык: English Год издания: 1993 Количество страниц: forty nine ISBN: 0-89747-296-9 Формат: pdf Размер: 10.8 mb eighty five

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At 184,000 pounds, it could takeoff in 3,000 feet and clear a 50 foot obstacle in 5,000 feet. At its maximum normal landing weight of 160,000 pounds, it could clear a 50 foot obstacle and stop in 2,300 feet. On February 2, 1949, the first XR6O-1, as the type officially was designated by the Navy, was delivered to Transport Squadron VR-44 at MAS Alameda, California. though after it initially had been flown at the Naval Air Test Center, Patuxent River, Maryland to satisfy Navy flight test requirements.

One tour during 1949 saw the first aircraft stop in no less than twentythree cities for periods of up to three days at a time. Readily visible and painted in huge letters on the aircraft's side were the words, "Your Navy, Land and Sea". During 1950, the aircraft had the honor of being the first to present full-length inflight motion pictures when the world premier of the movie "Slattery's Hurricane" was reviewed over New York City at an altitude of 10,000 feet. During another flight from the east to west coast, the Navy football team reviewed inflight Mounting tubes were placed in the upper surface of each wing root section to accommodate a total of six RATO units for improved takeoff performance.

In every instance, some aspect of design, engineering, or construction was handled by what now is looked back upon simply as the vestiges of the old XP-80 approach. In many cases, the engineering talent was the same as that utilized for the XP-80, only now it was operating under the aegis of Lockheed-California Company, rather than independently under the aegis of the Skunk Works. Keeping it all alive was "Kelly" Johnson who was, at times, the only physical manifestation of what remained of the original Skunk Works.

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