Started by TallEng, December 11, 2010, 01:54:48 PM
Quote from: rickshaw on December 12, 2010, 03:47:26 AMLooks interesting. What cockpit did you use?
Quote from: PR19_Kit on December 13, 2010, 01:08:09 AMNow there's a thought..... A Skyraider re-engined with a Double-Mamba would look pretty mean, and it would have a serious power upgrade too.
Quote from: TallEng on December 12, 2010, 09:01:15 PMOh yes, I must admit my mind had wandered in that direction to, only I was thinking RAAF and Vietnam to support the troops.Ought to look good in Vietnam style greens and tan with black undersides
Quote from: rickshaw on December 13, 2010, 01:58:45 AMArmstrong Siddeley (single) Mamba Turboprop ASMD.3Length: 102.25 in (2597 mm)Diameter: 52.8 in (1341 mm)Dry weight: 2,170 lb (984 kg)Wright R-3350-C18-BA (can't find them for the Wright R-3350-26WA but suspect they are similar)Length: 76.26 in (1,930 mm)Diameter: 55.78 in (1,420 mm)Dry weight: 2,670 lb (1,212 kg)So, the double Mamba is 500 lbs lighter but 26 inches longer. Both have similar diameters. Power output is similar, with the R-3350-26WA developing 2,700 hp while the Double Mamba develops 2,960 eshp (what is the difference BTW between "hp" and "eshp"?). If you used a more powerful ASMD.4 you'd get 3,875 eshp!A straight conversion would be possible and the nose would only need to be lengthened slightly, nothing like the Cavalier's snout.
Quote from: rickshaw on December 13, 2010, 02:39:50 AMOops, thats for the Double Mamba, not the single. I've corrected it now.I agree, it hardly seems worth it although a 500lb increase in payload isn't really to be sneezed at, plus of course you get rid of AVGAS off the carrier which would be a good idea. The user might also need to re-engine their S-2 Trackers as well (assuming they've got them and aren't using Gannets for ASW) make sure all AVGAS users have gone.
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