Number of Engines

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    ok, this ones just out of interest, but which aircraft had/has the most engines? and by that i mean engines providing propulsion, i.e. jet engines and/or piston engines driving a propeler, engines driving things like generators don't count, so far the most i can find is the Do-X with 12 engines, can any other plane do better? note- they must have actually been flown :lol:
     
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    I think that might be the record holder, later model B-36s had 10 and of course the B-52 had 8.

    My father in law once told me he lost an engine on a B-52. He said if they didn't have gages, he wouldn't of noticed the difference!
     
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    :lol: wasn't there a suggestion once of replacing the 8 engines with 4 larger ones?
     
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    Yep!!! It kind of fizzled in the early 80s but recently re-emerged. RR was trying to convince the USAF to go with 4 RB-211s...
     
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    that wouldn't look right at all...........
     
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    I cant remember which northprop it was, but one of their flying wings had at least 8 i think.
     
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    well like i said the most i've found so far is 12, anyone got any other planes?...........
     
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    The DoX a seaplane built in 1929 had six pairs (for 12 total) mounted above the wing. I belive this was the highest number of engines on a single aircraft!

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    My Uncle lost 7 engines on his B-52 when he was flying bombing missions over Vietnam. Luckily there was a WWII airfield available and once the contaminated fuel was removed a minimum load takeoff was accomplished. He actually got into trouble for not abandoning the aircraft.

    He got in trouble another time because he continued his mission after losing 2 engines.

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    yes that's the highest i've found so far, i've never heard of anymore.........
     
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    Flyboy when and where did your father in law fly B-52s. My dad was with the 28th at Ellsworth and I'm not sure which outfits my uncle was in but he flew out of Wendover, Mass, they both retired in 1972.

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    He was at Minot in the mid 80s....
     
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