IMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6544 posts, RR: 29
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1915 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.
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FBU 4EVER! From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1897 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.