IMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6512 posts, RR: 30
Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1850 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.
people are odd, fascinating, and oddly fascinating.
FBU 4EVER! From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1832 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.