Republic XR-12 Rainbow

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  1. Snautzer01

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    What a nice plane Wright Patterson 1948

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    Always liked the looks of that one.

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    The plane is beautiful and clean and very fast, capable of 470 mph with props. Given its performance, I am a bit surprised that there was no effort to install jet engines ala B-35/B-49. While a heavier than the XB-35, XB-45, and XB-46, I would not be surprise that it would have out performed the B-45 with equivalent engines (J-35 or J-47) with a much better payload. But we will never know.
     
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    Here is color photo.
     

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    Good shots! Thanks for sharing.
     
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