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The real problem here with that design in progression, is that that it needed to go to a four blade prop. The landing gear height would prevent the outboard engines from going to larger propeller diameter, and the proximity of the 1-2 and 3-4 engine mounting would not allow proximity of longer blades. It's a bit hard to explain, but that configuration had no where to go for bigger, better faster. It had more to do with the Pratt and Studebaker plants under license to Curtiss Wright not cranking out enough material. More like a "hey guys, look what we're doing here, get your crap together or we'll change vendors"..........
It's too bad that the only flying supercharged B-17 crashed in CT recently -- with the altitude they fly for airshows, and just ferry flights no need for a supercharger, but that one had them, I've stood under the nacelles marveling that they had survived and were still maintained. Having left seat time in the aircraft, I can say that the thrill of just being inside one on the ground is a life changing event.
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