|Quoting StealthZ (Reply 1):|
I do not have access to it at the moment but I have seen at least one picture of a B-17 with Merlin engines.
Having said that I am not sure they were, could have been Allisons, also do not recall if it was an "official" development exercise or something done at some farflung remote location by "bush mechanics"
If I ever find it again I will post it.
|Quoting EBJ1248650 (Reply 2):|
You might be thinking about the XB-38, an Allison engined B-17 that was built and test flown. As far as I can remember, there never was a B-17 fitted with Merlins.
|Quoting Ba97 (Thread starter):|
If it was a step above others, this got me thinking, was there any plan/idea of refitting planes with it if its capability was so good.
|Quoting StealthZ (Reply 4):|
You are most likely correct, after posting reply #1 I did some research and discovered a Canadian concept for a Merlin powered B-17(with twin tails!) but it appears to have existed only in concept & model form and is not the aircraft I recall.