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World's Fastest Multi Engine Piston Aircraft: The Story Of Republic's Xr 12 Rainbow & The Hughes Xf 11 (Specialty Press)

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World's Fastest Multi-Engine Piston Aircraft Using original Republic photos, data, and artwork, the author reveals never-before-published information about the Rainbow airliner. While the clear emphasis of this book is on the Republic airplane, the Hughes XF-11 is also covered and compared in its role as a twin-engine competitor to the more advanced four-engine Republic ...more
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published May 15th 2011 by Specialty Press
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Steve Sarrica
Jul 02, 2012 Steve Sarrica rated it it was amazing
I am totally a plane geek, no doubt because of family history and several trips to the Museum of the United States Air Force as a kid. This book is about the Republic XR-12 Rainbow, a four-engine photo-recon plane built at the end of WWII. My grandfather worked on the plane when he was at Republic and he and I were able to discuss it before he passed. He said many in the company, which had only built single-engine fighters up to that point, were sure that the plane would tear itself apart. It ...more
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