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Composite‐Engined Aircraft as a Basic Conception: An Outline of the Design Considerations that Led to the Conception of the Ryan Fireball

H.S. Gordon (Research Design Engineer, Ryan Aeronautical Co. Inc.)
R.B. Johnston (Chief Aerodynamicist, Ryan Aeronautical Co. Inc.)

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 September 1946

Abstract

BY way of introduction we shall explain that we have used the rather unwieldy term “composite‐engined aeroplane” to define the type of aircraft with which we at Ryan are working. This is one having two power plants of different kinds, which are, in the FR‐1, Fireball, a nine‐cylinder Wright Cyclone engine of 1,820 cubic inches piston displacement and a General Electric 1–16 turbo‐jet engine of 1,600 pounds static thrust.

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Gordon, H.S. and Johnston, R.B. (1946), "Composite‐Engined Aircraft as a Basic Conception: An Outline of the Design Considerations that Led to the Conception of the Ryan Fireball", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 18 No. 9, pp. 299-301. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb031415

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