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Largest Single Engine A/c  
User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 762 times:

What is the largest (by weight) single engined aircraft ever to exist, being a commercial, military, or other type? So far the biggest I've found is the MiG-27, weighing in at 48000lbs.

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User currently offlineBryanG From United States of America, joined May 1999, 436 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 724 times:

Try the F-105. I don't know exactly how heavy it was, but I've been up close to one and they're huge. They carried incredible loads in Vietnam.

User currently offlineBryanG From United States of America, joined May 1999, 436 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 717 times:

Cool, I was right. I got this from the USAF Museum website. I don't know if this is definitely the heaviest, but I'd be mighty surprised if it wasn't. When a plane is built this tough, there's no need for a second engine. This plane could take the bigest beating - missles, flak, whatever - and still keep going.



SPECIFICATIONS
Span: 34 ft. 11 in.
Length: 67 ft. 0 in.
Height: 20 ft. 2 in.
Weight: 54,580 lbs. max.
Armament: One M61 20mm Vulcan cannon plus 14,000 pounds of ordnance--conventional bombs, rocket packs, missiles and special weapons
Engine: One Pratt & Whitney J75-P-19W of 26,500 lbs. thrust with afterburner


PERFORMANCE
Maximum speed: 831 mph
Cruising speed: 596 mph.
Range: 1,500 miles


User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 712 times:

Totally forgot about the Thunderchief! Thanks Bryan!

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