Advances in THRUST AUGMENTATION for RADIAL ENGINE INSTALLATIONS 480174
THE exhaust thrust augmentor developed for the Convair 240 airplane overcomes cooling drag and adds enough thrust to increase level flight 10 mph and take-off payload 2000 lb. It provides sufficient hot air for complete cabin heat, and wing and tail anti-icing.
In the Convair design, there are two ejectors, each one receiving exhaust from three triamese stacks.
Cantilever cowling developed in conjunction with the ejector provides excellent sealing plus complete access to cylinders, spark plugs, and exhaust stacks.