[geeks] Re: [rescue] Boats?
twmaster at twmaster.com
Fri Jan 25 14:46:57 CST 2002
On Fri, 25 Jan 2002, you wrote:
> On Fri, 25 Jan 2002, Mike Nicewonger wrote:
> > Most Zero's up untill the very latest models were made extensivley from wood.
> > The Hurricane was all metal frame with most of the fuselage and all of
> > the tail surfaces covered by fabric.
> Since the A6M1... all aluminum alloy. Maybe the dash and certain finish
> parts were wood.
I will of course have to consult my aircraft library regarding the Zero. I am
sure I have a cutaway view of the Zero showing um, 'wood' :)
> The only page I found that backs up the "wood" thing is
> The data is woefully suspect.
this page is more opinion than factual it seems. I agree suspect.
> A quote from the aviation history link,
> "Extreme care was given to structural weight as manoeuvrability was
> directly related to wing loading, and extensive use was made of
> Extra-Super Duralumin (E.S.D.), a tough, lightweight alloy developed for
> aircraft use by the Sumitoma Metal Industry Company. "
> Here is the best Zero site I've seen so far with links to surviving
Very interesting indeed.
> On the hurricane, you're totally "spot-on"... I think I was thinking of
> wood and fabric planes from WWI and I said wood when I meant fabric.
Right! no worries.
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