Reply to post: Re: For some jobs; you really do need 4 engines.

Oldest flying 747 finally grounded, 47 years after first flight

Luiz Abdala

Re: For some jobs; you really do need 4 engines.

The B52 is the next best thing. It can even land sideways, should a test engine 'freeze' with its throttle open, the BUFF can land with a heavy yaw application, as if was suffering from crosswinds.

And it already runs on 8 engines in 4 pylons. A whole pylon could be spared for the test engine, and the aircraft would still have 6 good engines.

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