German aeroplanes' performance

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German aeroplanes' performance

Post by Rolf Steiner » Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:47 pm

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Picked up one of those lovely 1970s Blandford reference books on WW1 fighters, something that struck me while thumbing through the pages is that the German fighters seldom seem to have matched the speed of allies' equivalents? Did they make up in manoeverability?
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Re: German aeroplanes' performance

Post by John W. Howard » Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:58 pm

The Fokker three winged fighter did; with all of the surface area on its three (really four) wings it could turn on a dime. Not sure about the others. Best wishes.
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