IMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6383 posts, RR: 32
Reply 2, posted (11 years 12 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1565 times:
Somewhere in the dark recesses of memory, I recall a glider version of the C-46 also. That would have been one big glider though. I could, but won't, research the topic. That bit is up to anyone with time and motivation to do so.
it's getting harder not to tell people they are really odd if they think an airplan can be sexy.
FBU 4EVER! From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (11 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1547 times:
No,the C-46 was not contemplated as a glider.
The wing profile was completely different from the C-47's and would have created insurmountable problems when landing in the field.
It was also a very heavy construction,even without the engines.
BTW,the wingspan was wider than a B-17's.It was a big plane,indeed.