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#61 Heräkulman Ruhtinas

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 02:01 PM

How do you find this stuff out? Thanks for the link.

 

Some years ago I tried to consume all possible animated stuff concerning airplanes, Porco Rosso, Area 88, Sky Crawlers, Wings of Honneamise and such. The late-war Japanese plane lookalikes make appearances in those often...


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Posted 06 November 2017 - 02:21 AM

 

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You guys all missed the most important part of this aircraft!  Note the development of the synchronized flexible MG13 machine gun for rear defence. Previously not thought possible.  It would give intercepting fighters the biggest surprise since the Bf109s attacked Defiants from the upper rear thinking they were Hurricanes!

 

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#63 Romantic Technofreak

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 05:05 PM

It would give intercepting fighters the biggest surprise since the Bf109s attacked Defiants from the upper rear thinking they were Hurricanes!

Well, it wasn't thought just as surprise. It was an idea for the situation of German fighters being hopelessly outnumbered (as EKB stated, you remember). The propeller blades were made from armour steel, being left from a stock for German battleships which remained unbuilt, so in fact they were "propeller plates". The tactical calculation was the bullets of the machine gun were deflected in every direction by the propeller plates, so even a big number of pursuing Allied fighters could be hit at once by using only one aircraft with only one rearward-pointing machine gun. I am not quite sure what happened to the project, probably the war was over before it could be realized.

 

Also, I like pictures of the Defiant showing the machine guns in a forward-pointing position, it makes me try to imagine how the mechanism of automatic fire control might work, although I confess I am unable to...

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 10:28 PM

(Would like to post a picture, the program doesn't let me, don't know what happens).
 
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Well, You tried seemingly a handfull of times ;-)

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 01:22 AM

I like the 3rd one, myself. The others aren't nearly as cute.



#66 Ricky

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 06:08 AM

Looks like it would give the pilot a migraine

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 06:23 AM

I rather like the black & white picture of the Defiant... Adds some extra atmosphere to a great plane.....

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 06:26 AM

Probably give the prop a shock as well if they could fire as shown in the photo.

The guns minimum forward elevation was 19 deg for exactly this reason and while the pilot could take control of the guns to fire forward he did not a have a gun sight.



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Posted 07 November 2017 - 08:28 AM

I got a browser problem. My normal browser does not harmonize with Warbirdsforum any more... :angry:  :angry:  :angry: 

 

I leave my post above as it is, so your answers won't loose sense.

 

I really have troubles with pictures now. You know Photobucket wants to rob us. My other picture account got a software update - and is not usable any more. I signed in to a third one, opened an album, uploaded two pictures. At least one is still visible. But the album itself is gone.

 

Just a try to see what Firefox does:

 

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OK, obviously a bit better controllable (this aircraft was less, as we know).

 

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#70 GregP

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 09:41 PM

Where's the OTHER wing? :-)






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