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Post  The 16th Pilot on Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:34 am

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Post  F4U Corsair on Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:12 am

A very strange lookin' little guy for sure. Wonder what the advantages of the fuselage being next to the engine were?
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What is that?

Post  Navigator on Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:59 am

I guess the torque from the prop helped to offset the balance issue. A German plane, and said to be very symmetrical. I suppose you could get used to the look of it...initially, I was rather shocked! Shocked

I think they only made two of them. Interesting!
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Post  The 16th Pilot on Fri Jun 24, 2011 1:27 pm

I don't know what the advantages were to having the engine and fuselage separate like that, but it was a very stable and maneuverable airplane.
While actually performing well it never was ordered into full scale production. Contributing factors to that decision were that its preferred engine was in greater demand for the Focke-Wulf 190 fighter, and there was also another tactical reconnaissance in development; the Focke-Wulf Fw 189.
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Post  Navigator on Sun Jun 26, 2011 1:55 am

I am sorry, I mis-understood what the article was saying. I thought they only made two of these planes total...but it was TWO PROTOTYPES that they made and 38 actual planes.

Jess corrected me on it....Good catch Jessica!

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Post  F4U Corsair on Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:39 pm

I was thinking, as a recon plane having the engine next to the fuselage instead of in front or behind would give better visibility. The observer would be much better able to see the ground.
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Post  Navigator on Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:22 pm

F4U Corsair wrote:I was thinking, as a recon plane having the engine next to the fuselage instead of in front or behind would give better visibility. The observer would be much better able to see the ground.

That is a good point, and one that I had not thought about. Surprised

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