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What? A Five Engine Plane?  
User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (15 years 2 months 1 hour ago) and read 1042 times:


Yes, that's true. During my "hot" years of spotting I recall seeing at least in two occasions planes flying with 5 engines. Of course 4 of them were running and one was "taking a lift" but even though, its a drammatic view. My first one was in the beggining of TAP 747 operations to Africa, I remember looking to the Jumbo and see that he had a fifth engine between engine nr. 2 and the wing root. Also when TAP sold their 707, CS-TBA left Lisbon to USA with a fifth engine too. That plane was sold latter o US Air Force.

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User currently offlineDavidd0 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 2 months ago) and read 1044 times:

Well, Boeing did test a modified 707 with a rear-mounted engine as a precursor to the 727.

User currently offlineKing air From United States of America, joined May 1999, 107 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (15 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1044 times:

An A.P.U. would add another engine. It may be smaller but it is sill an engine

User currently offlineTwa747100 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 600 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (15 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1045 times:

If an apu is another engin:
would the plane move when it was/is turnned on?


User currently offlineMirage From Portugal, joined May 1999, 3125 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (15 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1042 times:

Do you know were can I see a photo of that 707 with a rear-mounted engine? I would love to see it, thanks.

Luis, Faro, Portugal


User currently offlineAntti From Finland, joined May 1999, 90 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (15 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1042 times:

It was "Dash 80", the 707 prototype flying with a fifth engine in the tail. I recall seeing a picture in some magazine, but I´m sure you´ll find one in some 707 book!

Antti


User currently offlineBuff From Australia, joined Mar 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (15 years 1 month 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1047 times:

Mriya. The Antonov 225. 1M lbs GTOW. Designed to carry Russian space shuttle. Similar to C-5 but with 3 main turbofans on each wing, and a severlely augmented empennage. Saw it in CYQB about 8 years ago. We were at 10,000' on an overflight, and it was still HUGE on the taxiway where it was parked during their airshow.

And it probably had additionally at least one APU!


User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (15 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1045 times:


Dear friend Buff.

Of course I know that the AN-225 have 6 engines, look that's not the kind of answer I want from you, I also know that the B-52 has 8 engines and the B-36 had 10 engines ok? if you remember seeing at any time a FIVE engines aircraft. I explain better, you probably know that most of 4 engine airliners used to have a place were they could put a spare engine and fly it everywhere, like the 707, the DC-8, the 747. Next time pay attention to the topic and give correct answers.
Take care!


User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8897 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (15 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1042 times:

I remember Pan Am having a 747-100 with 5 engines, being called something that involved the sea. By the way B52 bombers have 8 engines, in case you didnt know.

Jeff


User currently offlineHmmmm... From Canada, joined May 1999, 2104 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (15 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1042 times:

CV990, you didn't ask a question in your post, you simply mentioned that you saw a 747 with a spare engine, which you have since admitted is an observation of which most other spotters are aware. How can you berate Buff for not supplying a correct answer when you never asked a question?


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User currently offlineKing air From United States of America, joined May 1999, 107 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (15 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1044 times:

The APU doesn't move the air craft because it is hooked to a gear box like a turbo prop. It doesn't produce thrust.

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29795 posts, RR: 58
Reply 11, posted (15 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1043 times:

King Air is correct about the apu not producing thrust in most aircraft.

But.... Boeing a while back was studying the possibility of useing the APU to provide some extra thrust during takeoff. They where talking about using it on streched 747's and 777's.

There is a precedent for this. Some of the Anotov twins, such as the AN-24 have a turbojet located in the righthand engine cell. The pilot can turn the engine to to provide some extra boost for takeoff. I belive that it can provide ground power but please don't hold me to that.

Are there any AN drivers out there that can confirm that??



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