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Largest SINGLE-engine Aircraft?  
User currently offlineGulfstreamGuy From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 646 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 14071 times:

My friend says it's the PC-12, but I say its probably a Rusiian plane. Does anyone know what the largest single engine (prop and jet) plane would be?

GulfstreamGuy


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User currently offlineKingGeo3 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 14011 times:

Probably something Russian/Soviet. They seem to have built the biggest of everything flying at one point or another.

-KG3



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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17000 posts, RR: 67
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 13994 times:

A 773 cruising on one engine?

Jokes aside, that is a doozer of a question.



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User currently offlineRoberta From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 13918 times:

The AT-802 series is the world's largest single engine aircraft


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Engine type PT6A-65AG (-67AG opt.)
Engine H.P. and R.P.M 1295 @ 1700
Take-off weight 16000 lbs.
Landing weight 16000 lbs
Empty weight w/ spray equip. installed 6320 lbs
Useful Load 9680 lbs
Fuel capacity 254 U.S. gallons (308 or 380 gal. opt.)
Wing span 58 ft.


User currently offlineHodges From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 138 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 13901 times:

The biggest single engine biplane is the Anotnov AN-2. It's an ugly thing and it flies real slow. I'm not sure about single engine monowing aircraft though.

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User currently offlineKingGeo3 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 13748 times:

I knew it would be something Russian! That AN-2 is huge!

-KG3



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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17000 posts, RR: 67
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 13688 times:

Aren't they still being produced? I seem to recall that this is the VolksWagen of planes, produced for half a century or more.

[Edited 2004-03-30 21:10:02]


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User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 13601 times:

The largest single engine prop that I know of is the Breguet Alize (18190 lbs). It is much larger than the AT-802, PC-12, or An-2.


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The largest single engine jet that I know of is the MiG-27 (44753 lbs).


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User currently offlineFlyingbronco05 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3840 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 13554 times:

Does anyone know what the largest single engine (prop and jet) plane would be?

Define largest.

Most seating capacity? Longest range? Most fuel capacity?

FB05



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User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 13493 times:

Largest, unless noted otherwise, is almost always defined by maximum takeoff weight.

User currently offlineBaw2198 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 637 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 13438 times:

As far as the largest single in passenger service (IMO) would be either the C208-Caravan or the DHC2 Beaver/turbo Beaver.

Baw2198



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User currently offlineMconway From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 13424 times:

If you are talking max takeoff weight, I believe the largest single engine jet aircraft ever built would be the the Republic F-105 "Thunderchief", with the G variant having a max takeoff weight in excess of 54000 pounds.


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I believe the F-105D was also the largest single person/single engine aircraft ever built.


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User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 13372 times:

Ah wow, I can't believe I forgot the F-105. Good catch Mconway!

User currently offlineWrenchBender From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1779 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 13287 times:

For Prop/Recip

Grumman Avenger at 18,250 WW2 ASW/Torpedo Bomber, still in use in eastern Canada as a spray A/C.

http://www.geocities.com/Pentagon/Quarters/2230/avenger1.html

WrenchBender



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User currently offlineRareBear From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 553 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 13180 times:

I think my vote would be for the Grumman Guardian (WF-2). A post WW2 torpedo bomber / ASW aircraft. Max TOW was in excess of 25,000 pounds. Length was 43'-4", span of 60'-8". Used a P&W R-2800-48W of 2,400 hp.


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User currently offlineRareBear From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 553 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 13149 times:

Forgot about this one:

Martin Mauler AM-1. Late WW2 attack bomber. Max TOW of more than 29,000 pounds. Used P&W R-4360 of 3,000 hp. Slightly smaller than the Grumman Guardian.



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User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6794 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 13021 times:

It's not easy to pin down the maximum weights of those old military aircraft. Supposedly on one occasion the Mauler took off at 29,000 lb or so, but its official MTOW was substantially less. Did a Skyraider or XTB2D (or whatever else) ever beat 29,000 lb? Nobody knows.

But maybe the original question was about current aircraft?


User currently offlineRareBear From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 553 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 12909 times:

Timz,

Weights I listed were taken from Jane's books of the period. I would assume they were at least semi-official. Whether or not another aircraft on a one-time basis exceeded these weights, we'll never know, as you said.



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User currently offlineLHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 47
Reply 18, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 12857 times:

What about the Blohm & Voss BV-141? I don't have time to look up the stats right now, but it looks kinda big.




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User currently offlineN243NW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1626 posts, RR: 20
Reply 19, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 12808 times:

or the DHC2 Beaver/turbo Beaver.

Do you mean its larger cousin, the DHC-3 Otter? Even so, this one is not the biggest, although it is rather large.
-N243NW Big grin



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 20, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 12757 times:

There was a Ford trimotor that was running around southeast Alaska in the 1930's that had been converted over to single engine.

They didn't even increase the size of the motor, just tipped the original one forward to put more air under the wings.

Oh don't forget the old Fairchild Pilgrim, and the Bellana Flamingo either.



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User currently offlineRussophile From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 12680 times:

The biggest single engine biplane is the Anotnov AN-2.

Used to be. That honour now goes to the An-3T.

The largest single engine prop that I know of is the Breguet Alize (18190 lbs).

The Fairey Gannett MTOW is just over 10,000kg. The Tu-91 had a MTOW of 14,500kg

As far as the largest single in passenger service (IMO) would be either the C208-Caravan or the DHC2 Beaver/turbo Beaver.

The An-3T in regular passenger service, and it trumps both the Caravan and the Beaver by 2-3 tonnes.

[Edited 2004-03-31 16:20:46]

User currently offlinePilawt From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 101 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 12600 times:

GulfstreamGuy is probably correct that the Soviets built the largest single-engine airplane. I don't know of any single bigger than the Ant-25, a little-known research aircraft with remarkable accomplishments.

The Ant-25 was 44 feet long and had a wingspan of 112 feet and a single, 900-horsepower, 12-cylinder engine. Gross weight was 24,750 pounds, of which 13,760 pounds was fuel and oil. It was designed for record-breaking, long-distance flights, and in June 1937 made the first transpolar, intercontinental flight.

With a crew of three headed by Valeriy Chkalov, the Ant-25 took off from Moscow, headed for Oakland, California, via the north pole. Upon reaching the area of Eugene, Oregon, weather and mechanical concerns prompted Chkalov to backtrack to Portland. By the time they neared Portland, word of their imminent arrival had spread, and crowds began to gather at the Portland airport. Remembering the near-riot when Lindbergh landed at LeBourget ten years earlier, Chkalov thought landing at the Army's Pearson Field across the river in Vancouver, Washington, would offer better security. At Pearson the crew was greeted by the Commanding Officer of Vancouver Barracks, Gen. George C. Marshall. The Ant-25 had flown 6,073 statute miles in 63 hours, 17 minutes.

Though little known in the rest of the world, the flight was widely celebrated in the USSR, and Chkalov was given a hero's welcome on return to Moscow. At Pearson Field, now a general aviation airport (KVUO), there is a stone monument to the flight, and a major street in Vancouver, Washington, is named for Chkalov.

Three weeks after Chkalov's flight, another Ant-25 flew nonstop 7,031 statute miles from Moscow to San Jacinto, California.

Photos of the Ant-25 can be seen at:

http://avia.russian.ee/air/russia/ant-25.html
http://www.pearsonairmuseum.org/history.htm


User currently offlineGulfstreamGuy From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 646 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 12508 times:

WOW! What a response! I learned so much about the big single engine birds.
Hey Russophile, whats up with that TU-123? That thing looks like a rocket with wings! I thought I knew a lot about Soviet built aircraft but I had never seen that one before! It looks awesome!

Thanks to everyone for your responses!

GulfstreamGuy



"If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane. " -Jimmy Buffett
User currently offlineKBUF737 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 779 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 12481 times:

What if you put a GE-90 on a 757.


The tower? Rapunzel!!!!!!
25 Areopagus : Isn't the Gannett's Double Mamba installation really two engines feeding a gearbox? It seems the TU-123 beats the Northrop SM-62 Snark, which is liste
26 Post contains links Mconway : Russophile, "The Tu-133 (other sources call it the Tu-123) was an intercontinental supersonic cruise missile based on the Tu-121 drone." We're splitti
27 Post contains images Russophile : The Tu-123 Yastreb DBR-1 was not exactly a missile -- the Yastreb was an unmanned reconaissance aircraft which was designed from the Tu-123, which was
28 L-188 : Frankly that Tu-123 looks like idea behind the fighters from the TV series, "Battlestar Galactica" I am just waiting to see Apollo, Starbuck or Boomer
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