P-61 Black Widow Ramjet tests

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    The P-61 Black Widow was used to test a number of American ramjet powered missiles and engines. The Navy borrowed two P-61Cs (43-8336 and 43-8347) from the USAAF and used them for air-launches of the experimental Martin PTV-N-2U Gorgon IV ramjet-powered missile, A P-61B (42-39754) was used by NACA's Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory in Cleveland, Ohio for tests of airfoil-type ramjets in 1947. The following link, shows some photos of Black Widow test aircrafts:

    Aviação em Floripa: P-61 Black Widow em testes especiais


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