P-39 Turbocharged Prototype?

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  1. SHARKBITEATTACK

    SHARKBITEATTACK New Member

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    I'm interested in learning more about the XP-39 prototype that used a turbocharger. I'm told that the additional equipment (intercoolers and exhaust manifolds I guess) created too much drag. Does anyone have any more information on this? Any pictures and diagrams that show the system in detail?

    about the only thing i've been able to find is a few pictures like this one that show the addition of the air ducts on the side of the fuselage. [​IMG]
     
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    This was all fairly well-documented in here some years back. You can try searching for it. I can't exactly recall where, but it started out in the regular aviation forum , not the technical forum.

    Good luck!
     
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