Date: 01 Mar 97 02:45:02 From: Derek Clarke <email@example.com> Organization: GEC-Marconi Inflight Systems References: 1 2 3 4 5 6
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Michael Butler <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: >J. Heilig wrote: >> Who can forget the all-stainless steel Bud Aircraft Conestoga? <snip> >With a first flight in October 1943 it beats the C82 and Bristol 170. >This must make it the first of the powered high cockpit nose door >aircraft. The Messerscmitt 323 (Gigant) flew in 1942 according to http://www.csd.uwo.ca/~pettypi/elevon/gustin_military/ger/ME323GIG.html And six engines certainly made it powered!