IMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6275 posts, RR: 34
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1472 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.
Don't take life so seriously, you are going to die soon anyway.
FBU 4EVER! From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1454 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.