Re: Propellor "reverse thrust"

Date:         05 Sep 97 17:27:22 
From:         Steve Lacker <look@the.sig>
Organization: Applied Research Laboratories - The University of Texas at Austin
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ZineGreen wrote:
> Yes, a turboprop engine does reverse (though I don;t know of a
> reciprocating, i.e. piston engine that does.)

I believe the many piston aircraft had reversible pitch props. I don't
remember if the B29 or the B50 was the first US bomber to have
reversible pitch, but I'm pretty sure one of them was. I assume B36s and
KC97s did as well. Probably Boxcars, Globemasters, etc. too.

Stephen Lacker
Applied Research Laboratories, The University of Texas at Austin
PO Box 8029, Austin TX 78713-8029