By Gerald Balzer and Mike Dario

Northrop F-89 Scorpion [Aerofax Datagraph 08] КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Название: Northrop F-89 Scorpion Автор: Gerald Balzer and Mike Dario Серия: Aerofax Datagraph 08 Год издания: 1993 Издательство: Midland Counties guides ISBN: 0-942548-45-0 Страниц:76 Формат: PDF в rarЯзык: английский Размер: 19.27 Мб Для сайта: Мир книгИстория создания и применения американского всепогодного перехватчика F-89 «Скорпион» (Northrop F-89 Scorpion) , разработанного компанией Нортроп в конце 1940-х годов eighty five

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In general, with triplane concept the airplane got excellent maneuverability and pilot view from the cockpit. At the same time it became of smaller dimensions, harder to notice and shoot in the air. Anthony Focker was so delighted with the concept of the French triplane that he immediately ordered from his main designer, Reinhold Platz, the production of a whole series of prototype airplanes with three or more wings. I, first time presented in August 1917. Small airplanes, less than 6 meters in length and with a wingspan of only 7 meters, powered by a 110 hp engine, could achieve top horizontal air speed of only 165 km/h.

After that, scouting and bombing of enemy positions would be done without any aerial threats. Morane Saulnier N – in the roots of the propeller blades, in the level of the machine gun, bullet deflecting guides are visible. (Photo: UK Government) In the meantime, the Germans had also been working very intensively on a system which would allow firing through the propeller arc. Compared to the Garros who designed a system without synchronization of propeller and machine gun, engineer Franz Schneider, a native Swiss, designed and developed a synchronized system of propeller and machine gun.

However, only during one month the British lost one third of their airplanes and the life expectancy of the British pilot was only 17 hours. It turned out that skilled pilots in top airplanes had the advantage over being outnumbered. Bitter experience moved the British to reform their aviation in the similar way like Germans did under leadership of Oswald Boelcke. “Bloody April” was the last period of German fighter aviation domination in World War I. New pilot schools with training according to new principles and the premier of mighty fighters like British Sopwith “Camel” and French SPAD XIII that were being produced in great numbers, secured the balance and later the Allied aerial supremacy that lasted till the end of the war.

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