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Old Aug 29, 2003, 09:39 AM
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Originally posted by corky Boyd

The twin boomer is the Hughes XF-11 recon plane.

Yeah, thats it Corky.
For anyone interested, designed by the Howard Hughes group. First one had contra rotating props, one of which reversed while Howard himself was on approach. The crash came real,real close to killing him. From his hospital bed he ordered a new one without the contras, (in the same way one of us would order up a new GWS Moth) and it flew "satisfactorily". Very,very fast with two corn cob 4360 engines, never produced.

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