gleblanc at linuxweasel.com
Fri Feb 1 18:54:42 CST 2002
On Fri, 2002-02-01 at 16:49, Stefan Skoglund wrote:
> Mike Nicewonger wrote:
> > The problem was that having a 13' propeller the plane sat at a high angle while
> > on the ground and made them difficult to see out of while on the ground and
> you have that particular problem with most tail-wheel types
> and it gets nastier in a high-hp military types.
> look up a french wwii fighter (devoitine i think).
> a fast bird but :
> 1. unsteady in flight and so a bad weapon platform (very hard to hit
> if your mount is jumping all over the place)
> 2. she-devil in the air and at the ground to - you had to fly it
> all the time between chocks off-chocks on !
> which resulted in a lot of taxying mishaps.
> The Spitfire was a very forgiving a/c compared with this !
Forgiving, but oh-so-ugly. Those Marine Corsairs are just gorgeous
Portland, Oregon, USA.
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