|Barry, 30.04.2012 13:46|
Perhaps we can go to the Boeing or DeHavilland sites and discuss windows and curtains.
There were three ANT20's built. The prototype was powered by 8 M-34FRN engines that developed 900hp each the two subsequent models were powered by 6 M-34FRN-Vs developing 1200 h.p. each. Along with the facts noted above each aircraft had their own AC/DC generators developing 120 volts. There was an autopilot and servo compensators for the rudder and elevators. The initial take off weight was 42 tonnes rising later to 53 tonnes. Finally the first aircraft crashed after an escorting ANT12, not a Polikarpov I-5, attemted a loop around the wing and collided with the undersurface.
|peter, e-mail, 02.02.2012 17:13|
Chaps,( and Chapesses ) you may have missed the point. No, it wasn't pressurized. The FUSELAGE is square. Never heard of a pressurized plane that didn't have a round fuselage. ( except poss the Short 360.Was that pessurized.
Boeing building Comets ! the very thought !
|baiwang, 21.06.2011 07:03|
Was this plane pressurized? Looks too early for pressurization. If not pressurized, SQUARE windows don't make ANY difference.
|, e-mail, 21.06.2011 07:03|
Tupolev ANT-20 Maxim Gorki
|Sergei, e-mail, 29.11.2010 13:54|
data is for ANT-20bis, NOT Maxim Gorki
ANT-20 had 8 x AM-34FRN with tandem push-pull nacelle atop
|Bob Henry, e-mail, 11.01.2010 19:02|
The Comet Mk1,[De Havilland UK ], had square windows which failed at corner due to air pressure differential at altitude.The Comet 2 and comet 4 served with the RAF safely for many years.
|Art Deco, 15.07.2009 18:58|
3 Comets, Boeing 307, and easier to make curtains for square windows. Couldn't be a bomber unless they took out the grand piano.
|matt, e-mail, 15.07.2009 16:12|
The comet was indeed made in United Kingdom by the De-Havilland company, not all of them crashed only two.
The British Royal airforce still uses a variant of the comet called Nimrod for reconnaisance.
|melissa, e-mail, 22.06.2009 00:32|
the comment provided before was not mine// someone put it there// take it off thte comments/ wattheheck man//
|Sgt.KAR98, 19.12.2008 00:54|
Indeed,the first pressurized plane I know was the B-29.
And I suppose most planes had squared windows at that time.
Also,why they didnīt used it as bomber instead the TB-3?
|Barrett, e-mail, 19.10.2008 01:11|
Pardon me, but did you say BOEING made the Comet? Check again. (Check Britain's 'De Havilland' company). Was this plane pressurized? Looks too early for pressurization. If not pressurized, SQUARE windows don't make ANY difference.
|Daniel DR, e-mail, 03.07.2008 20:39|
aerodynamical UNSAFE.....square windows...boeing tryed the same...and....lost the comet, every/one of them that they have build
|Melissa Perez, e-mail, 14.05.2008 17:33|
What a Craft? Very Good!