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 Post subject: Northrup YC-125
PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:18 pm 
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This one is at the Air Force Museum. The Northrup YC-125 was designed to operate from rough, short airfields and to be easily maintained. In 1948 there were thirteen YC-125A's ordered to test the aircraft's ability to haul troops and cargo. Ten additional aircraft were later ordered to test their capabilities in the Arctic rescue role. The first flight of the YC-125A occurred on August 1, 1949, and deliveries to the Air Force began in 1950. The tests found the aircraft to be significantly underpowered for the intended missions. By 1955 they were declared surplus.

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It took 3 engines to be underpowered? what did they use, rubberbands?


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Maybe surplus engines from the 20's ?


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Man, those are thick looking wings. And do I see fixed landing gear too?

Tis a strange beast indeed! You can almost see a Ford Tri-Motor lurking underneath the skin.


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TECHNICAL NOTES:
Engines: Three Wright R-1820-99s of 1,200 hp each
Crew: Four
Maximum speed: 207 mph
Cruising speed: 171 mph
Range: 1,856 miles
Service ceiling: 12,200 ft.
Span: 86 ft. 6 in.
Length: 67 ft. 1 in.
Height: 23 ft. 1 in.
Weight: 41,900 lbs. maximum


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still a cool lookin plane to me..... :D

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Very interesting !!! I want one on paper.

It's perfect if you see the frontal view is a box. :P


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Lessee, about the size of a Gooney, three 1200 hp engines, and it was "Underpowered"? What'd they want it to carry, tanks?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:26 am 
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I was gonna say that Lep. Jeez! How much was this thing supposed to do?


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