Largest single engined aircraft?

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    Just bought a 1/48 Revell model of the Ju 52/3M and the instructions state that it was developed from the 1930 single engined Ju 52/1M that it is still the largest single engined airplane in the world.

    So was the Ju 52/1M the largest single engined aircraft in the world?

    I know it wasn't the heaviest, I believe the F-105 takes that one?
     
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    The Ju 52 versions ranged to ~ 54-58ft.

    The F-105G was 67 feet long and 54,000+ Max gross weight.

    The B-17G and B-24H were 74 and 67 feet long respectively for comparison...

    Suspect they meant 'piston' engine..
     
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    How about the ANT-25 for a recip aircraft?

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    For weight lifting I would nominate the Martin AM-1, which on one flight lifted 29,332 lbs.
     
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    Depends what you mean by largest. Wingspan? Length? Takeoff weight?

    What about the Grumman Guardian? Wingspan is almost 61 feet. Max takeoff weight is over 25,000 pounds
     
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    What about this one?
     

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    #7 hawkeye2an, Feb 9, 2011
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    I believe that is a 5 engined B-17 (testbed) that has had the four regular engines photo-shopped out. Where would the main landing gear be housed if the entire nacelles had been removed?

    Look up Liberty Bell B-17 on wiki and you can see the original picture.
     
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    Here's another. Fairey Long Range Monoplane. (Kind of a generic name eh?)
     

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    For me that Linke Hoffman R [​IMG] Just a little less span that a B 29 and a 23 foot Garuda prop. the wheels are 6 feet across.
     
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    #10 vikingBerserker, Mar 28, 2011
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    I believe the Linke-Hoffman actually had 4 engines driving one propeller.

    I'll throw in the Short Bomber. Wingspan was 85 ft

    www.wingsofwar.org
     

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