N328KF wrote:Purely hypothetical exercise here: does anyone care to speculate on how a Bear-like aircraft with modern engines and aerodynamics would do form a performance standpoint? Let’s assume Western turboprops as well. Let’s set aside threat environments.
Catfry wrote:There is not much reason to go for props for long range high altitude performance. Props only really win at lower heights and in things like thrust response, since you don't need to alter the rpm of the core, you can just change prop pitch.
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