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Curtiss-Wright/ Continental Ad From 1956  
User currently offlineEISHN From Ireland, joined Feb 2007, 1509 posts, RR: 7
Posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1975 times:

I found this the other night whilst clearing out some boxes in the attic.

I have no idea how it ended up in a box full of old school books and copies. It's older then both of my parents! Not sure who cut it out, but I think my aunt may have sent it to us.



I thought "Why not share it with those on A.Net?", so hope you enjoy!

[Edited 2010-02-23 08:02:43]


St. Flannan/ Fhlanain- She took off to find the footlights, And I took off for the sky
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User currently offlineavroarrow From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 1045 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1899 times:

Pretty cool. I like it when I stumble across old stuff like this myself, its kind of like time travel in a way. Although at the risk of sounding like a nit-picker, the ad is for Curtiss-Wright engines and not CO.


Give me a mile of road and I can take you a mile. Give me a mile of runway and I can show you the world.
User currently offlineJohnClipper From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2005, 826 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1899 times:

Looks like it is more of a Curtiss-Wright ad, then a Continental ad...

User currently offlineMasseyBrown From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 5215 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1899 times:

  This looks like an example of cooperative advertising, in which Curtiss Wright would either underwrite a portion of CO's advertising costs or simply split the bill, usually as a purchase incentive for buying their engines.


Consilivm: Cave ne nothi te vexant
User currently offlineavroarrow From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 1045 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1753 times:

I see the title of the thread has changed. I'd like to thank the OP for sharing this in the first place. Now that I'm in here again I noticed another organization with a hand in the ad. In the lower part of the right hand panel it says "YOUNG MEN JOIN THE U.S. AIR FORCE". So I guess you could say this is a 3 in one kind of thing.  


Give me a mile of road and I can take you a mile. Give me a mile of runway and I can show you the world.
User currently offlinecubastar From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 397 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1658 times:

Beautiful engine,........that turbo compound 3350........when it ran. 3350 cubic inches and with the three exhaust turbos, the output was right at 3350 hp. The engine was a little touchy............we were supposed to take approximately 12 seconds going from idle to takeoff power to protect the turbo shafts. And..........it was an oil burner, plus it also leaked externally. You never wanted to walk directly under a warm engine on your walkaround. The oil spots would NOT come out of your white shirt. Shorted secondaries were prevalent and no real bother, but a shorted primary was a mandatory shutdown, at least on our airline.

User currently offlineSEPilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 6680 posts, RR: 46
Reply 6, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1531 times:

What is amazing to me is the comparison in reliability between these monsters and modern jet engines. I read a story somewhere that when one major airline ordered their first jets (I think it was TWA) that they ordered the number of spare engines that their experience with piston engines dictated. They ended up with a whole bunch of engines that never left their crates.


The problem with making things foolproof is that fools are so doggone ingenious...Dan Keebler
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