Wingtip Jets Provide Power Safety Margin
AVIATION WEEK, February 14, 1953
Additional 2,000 Ib. total thrust provided by small Fairchild J44 turbojets installed on wingtips of Fairchild C-123B give the plane climb rate of 500 fpm. after featherering one prop during takeoff, compared with 150-fpm. climb using only piston engine.
Modified C-123B is pictured performing with left prop feathered during recent demonstrations before USAF’s Air Development & Research Command and Air Materiel Command at Hagerstown, Md. Experimental jet augmentation studies are part of a Fairchild private research project. Firm also has programmed tests to obtain military and CAA certification of the J44, primarily a missile powerplant, for
inhabited aircraft. To cut drag when not in use, J44s have doors taht seal off inlets