Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
MAKO69

Early A-6 w/movable tailpipes.

Recommended Posts

Found this surffing the web. I knew about this on the early prototypes, never saw a picture though.

YA2F-1_tilting_pipes_NAN6-60.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Reason it didn't get them was weight and technical issues... also what do you do if you have Engine failure on take off ??? Found it was easier to have the nozzles as they where... :drinks:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think the biggest problem would be asymmetrical thrust...if one stuck down and the other up, especially on takeoff...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue..