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Paul Pless
05-24-2012, 06:30 AM
The Yak 15, was one of only two fighter aircraft converted from prop to jet. Its essentially a Yakovlev Yak 3 with a German turbojet mounted in the nose. So what was the other airplane to undergo such a conversion?

http://tanks45.tripod.com/Jets45/Histories/Yak-15/yak15.jpg

moTthediesel
05-24-2012, 06:34 AM
B-36?

Paul Pless
05-24-2012, 06:41 AM
nope

seanz
05-24-2012, 06:45 AM
Spiteful?

purri
05-24-2012, 06:45 AM
Mikoyan and Gurovitch #15

Nicholas Scheuer
05-24-2012, 06:47 AM
British Canbarra would be a WA guess. Good one, Paul! I'm pretty good with military aircraft ID, and used to be intensley interested in the early stuff. I know our first, was a new blank paper design from Bell. The Lockheed P-80 was, too.

How 'bout that early twin-boom fighter the Brits had? I can imagine it as a rear-thrust prop plane.

Paul Pless
05-24-2012, 06:49 AM
no, no, and no. . .

purri
05-24-2012, 06:54 AM
Gloucestor Meteor?

BrianW
05-24-2012, 07:07 AM
Can't recall the name... but it came from Australia, and is credited (in Australia anyhow) with winning WWII in both the Pacific and European Theaters.

;)

Nicholas Scheuer
05-24-2012, 07:23 AM
"Gloucester Meteor" is the one I couldn't remember in #6

seanz
05-24-2012, 07:28 AM
Can't recall the name... but it came from Australia, and is credited (in Australia anyhow) with winning WWII in both the Pacific and European Theaters.

;)

And WW1.

Paul Pless
05-24-2012, 08:11 AM
Its not the Meteor.

varadero
05-24-2012, 09:01 AM
Supermarine Spitefull Jet?

Paul Pless
05-24-2012, 09:05 AM
I'll give a hint, the aircraft in its jet powered configuration stayed in production for five years and was operational for nine years. . .

Dan McCosh
05-24-2012, 09:58 AM
Saab 21R. Everybody knows that one.

Paul Pless
05-24-2012, 10:07 AM
Dan got it.

Concordia 33
05-24-2012, 10:08 AM
Impressive, I couldn't figure it out on my own, and google was no help either.

Canoez
05-24-2012, 10:09 AM
Saab 21R. Everybody knows that one.

Cool aircraft - kinda like a jet powered P38.

Dan McCosh
05-24-2012, 10:30 AM
I confess. It's in the Wiki story on the Yak 15, which I looked up since I had no idea what a Yak 15 was.

wardd
05-24-2012, 12:32 PM
http://www.roconsulboston.com/Pages/InfoPages/Flight/Coanda.html

Paul Pless
05-24-2012, 12:38 PM
I confess. It's in the Wiki story on the Yak 15, which I looked up since I had no idea what a Yak 15 was.Where do you think I got the trivia question from?:D