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nittany03

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Jim123

DD-214 in hand and I'm gonna party like it's 1998
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And it was the last in the line to use the original retractable gear system that the FF biplane used.

(I didn't realize that about the wing fold- that's pretty neat!)

Speaking of retractable gear systems, the system on the T-34 is basically the same system from the 1947 Bonanza (the V tail, for anyone who is fuzzy on general aviation airplanes) and almost every small piston engined Beechcraft from 1947 through present day*

(The King Air gear is entirely different; its lineage goes through the Queen Air and the Twin Bonanza which are bigger, heavier airplanes.)

* except the no longer produced Musketeer
 

nittany03

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(I didn't realize that about the wing fold- that's pretty neat!)
I actually geeked out on Google after posting that (hey, PacNW, stuck in my house, why not). Looks like it was the F4F, F6F, E-1/W2F, and E-2 that I can find. Strangely the S2F and C1F/TF-1 folded the wings S-3 style over the top, but they must have had to change it for the Fudd due to the dome.
Speaking of retractable gear systems, the system on the T-34 is basically the same system from the 1947 Bonanza (the V tail, for anyone who is fuzzy on general aviation airplanes) and almost every small piston engined Beechcraft from 1947 through present day*
I thought I read somewhere that the T-34 was originally designed as a Beech Bonanza fuselage with a tandem cockpit and non-weird tail. Then, they got the T-34C and decided to replace the wing with the wing from a Beech Baron because it had power more equivalent to a civilian light twin.
 

Jim123

DD-214 in hand and I'm gonna party like it's 1998
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That pretty much sums it up. The internal company code for the T-34 is model A45. The Bonanza is the 35 (and other letter- number combinations with a 35) and later 33 and 36. The model numbers aren't sequential though, they're a little random.

The T-34 tail was used only on the T-34 and the first two production years of the model 95. I think that tail is iconic but I'm biased- I own a 1959 95.
 

Griz882

Livin' On the Right Side of the River From Pags!
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That pretty much sums it up. The internal company code for the T-34 is model A45. The Bonanza is the 35 (and other letter- number combinations with a 35) and later 33 and 36. The model numbers aren't sequential though, they're a little random.

The T-34 tail was used only on the T-34 and the first two production years of the model 95. I think that tail is iconic but I'm biased- I own a 1959 95.
The Japanese created a fat Mentor, the Fuji LM-1. I have flown one that used to be down in Fredericksburg VA. Funky...
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BenDog

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I have flown the T34A ( with the boat anchor O-470 ), and the 34B with a peppy -520 on it. Having never flown the 34C, does the PT6 make a big difference in performance? Any of y'all out there flown all three?
The 34A with a 470 is gutless. Fun to fly, but gutless. The 34B with 520 or 550 on it seems to make up for it. Plenty of power....
 

Treetop Flyer

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I have flown the T34A ( with the boat anchor O-470 ), and the 34B with a peppy -520 on it. Having never flown the 34C, does the PT6 make a big difference in performance? Any of y'all out there flown all three?
The 34A with a 470 is gutless. Fun to fly, but gutless. The 34B with 520 or 550 on it seems to make up for it. Plenty of power....
I haven’t flown any but the C, but a quick glance shows more than double the horsepower, extra 8k ceiling, extra 100kts Vne
 

ChuckMK23

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Dont forget the TBF/TBM. And, for all you E-2 "tube dwellers" the vent handle on the floor in the E2, same handle on the Hydraulic selector valve on the TBM. Figure Grumman had a million of of those things left over.......
And in the same vein, the engine condition acuators on the CH-46 fuel control unit were repurposed fuel jettison valve acuators from the Boeing B-29 Super Fortress.
 

HuggyU2

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The Navy gave me a T-34C ride in Corpus s a number of years ago. Good fun. I'm surprised more of the foreign military T-34C's haven't made it back to the US.
 

RobLyman

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Does the B also need to be re-trimmed in all three axes if you look at it cross-eyed?
Yes & no. Yes, with the same power changes, trim is needed. The full throw of the throttle on the B of course equates to less power change than on the C, so in that sense, no, not as much trim is needed. Overall I would say the B doesn't feel as demanding with the trim.
 
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