Power plant for the p47N

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    ronaldalvinkiddsr New Member

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    My father, Carl Thomas Kidd, Sr., was stationed at Le Shima in 1945 and drove the N model jug into Japan. Before the war ended he scored 4 kills with one probable. He always said the N model had the Prat and Whitney R3350 radial engine, but I can find no records to verify. Any body out there that can help? Also, did any one know my dad during or after the war?
    Ron Kidd
     
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    #2 vikingBerserker, May 29, 2011
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    Hi Ron, welcome aboard.

    The standard engine was the Pratt Whitney R-2800-77 Double Wasp 2,800 h.p.


    The R3350 I believe was used mainly in the B-29 and some airliners/cargo aircraft after the war. The only fighter I can find it was ever put into was the XP-62 of which only 1 was built.

    Hope that helps.
     
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