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  1. WI the Daimler Benz design for the Panther chosen instead?

    Oh, sorry for the confusiton. I was more asking how the Pz II and Pz(t)38 gave in terms of 'Ride' comfort. Sorry. I mean.. the wonderful Finish post war video that compares the Churchill, Sherman and Panther perfomance gives a great view of how the three amchines 'Ride' through various...
  2. WI the Daimler Benz design for the Panther chosen instead?

    At work. Just a question. Does any one know how the Pz II and Pz(t) 38 gave of their performance? The Pz(t) 38 always seems to get favourable results where its performance is recorded. Cheers.
  3. Proposed Megaprojects That Could've Been

    At work. On the subject of irrigating inland Oz. A freind has given me a tale. Set way back when the Colonial powers that be were doing all their surveying, discovering the geologially stable pale yellow sandstone underground but not necessarily the coal seem deposits..... Not that coal had...
  4. AHC: post-1942 Luftwaffe 'sanity options'

    Well... there's also the research that went into trying to fit jet turbines into tanks to make them go faster. :happyblush
  5. AHC: post-1942 Luftwaffe 'sanity options'

    Hope that little bit of information on the P-12a helps peple's thoughts.
  6. AHC/WI: Separate Tasmania from Australia

    At work. Uhm..... don't you mean that the mainland bulk of the country simply doesn't want the financial burden of said Southerly piece of rock. Hence they simply revert it back to its former 'Penile'/Penitentiary state and make a profit by dumping (For a substantive price) any and all of...
  7. Ersatz Wood Aircraft

    Not as such. Long ago I did have a fantastic/wonderful referance book in regards to German turbine and Otto engines. Sadly, said item has become lost through the ages and many domecile transitions. Yes indeed the early German (And I think British?) turbines used less materials for their...
  8. Ersatz Wood Aircraft

    At work. I was going to lead in a tad slower with turbines.... I can quieten down about turbines any time I want... *Twitch* :P I mean.... if we're going 'Ultra cheap. Ultra primitive. ULTRA-fast' we can buttertly in Prof Lippisch work on deltas (Maybe he and Nicolas Payen cross...
  9. Ersatz Wood Aircraft

    At work. Indeed. Adding my (Layman's two cents worth) opinion is that the bottle necks were; Lack of pilots. (Looking forwards to those more knowledgeable expanding on/explaining the how's and why's or Germany's short commings here) Total engine production. Again I think there were...
  10. WI: the Me 163 is designed around a jet engine

    At work. Ah! Well.... I don't think the 163 nor the 263 really needed any 'Extra' kick to get off the ground. Unless you're suggesting 'Going vertical' like the Natter and Wesp? As for rockets? I believe the vertical, photoelectric triggered system as installed does have some confirmed...
  11. WI: the Me 163 is designed around a jet engine

    At work. Well.... if we're going the all in emergency fighter then Lippisch P-13a coal powered ram jet fighter should get a mention. Though, what I think the OP is asking is "How viable would the basic air frame be if converted from rocket power to jet?" Cheers.
  12. WI: the Me 163 is designed around a jet engine

    At work. So..... Basically the system was "Flying flack." As opposed to giving a flying frak. (<_<) (>_>) I'll see myself out....
  13. WI: the Me 163 is designed around a jet engine

    At work. ? The 263 certainly addressed certain aspects of the 163. Attached landing gear. 'Cruse' motor. However, I don't think the vertical rocket system installed on the 163 were R4M's? Cheers.
  14. WI: the Me 163 is designed around a jet engine

    At work. Pretty sure there was a tow to altitude with full tanks and then the rocket was ignited. Don't think that one came apart. There were also accounts of 163's making powered pasees through the B-17 formations. Hence the realization that hitting targets at large disparate speeds was...
  15. WI: the Me 163 is designed around a jet engine

    At work. From a layman's understanding we get; The good points of a jet equipped 163, Cheap pretty much all wood fuselage. Easy to build and quick to assemble. Use of 'Low priority' fuels. Diesel, ethanol etc can be pushed through the burners. The jet engines actually used both less...
  16. With these additional capacities, can Germany invade Britain successfully in 1940?

    At work. Not able to provide links but some thoughts. The knowledge of Whittle's engine has been diseminating since 1921. The "Motor jet" has been around as long as experimentally. So.... a simple wooden light demonstrator possibly looking something like the little Japanies Ohka 21 just...
  17. Dogfight between Gloster Meteor and ME262

    At work. Which makes politics a strange bed fellow when you consider after war British governments simply handing such engines over...... Still, back on topic, how would Whittle's engines compare vs the Germans? At the time wasn't the axial flow generating higher thrust and was more...
  18. Dogfight between Gloster Meteor and ME262

    At work. No means an expert but the Meteor's better throttle control should count for something. The 262, by memory, needed rather delicate handling of her throttles so as to avoid engin problems (Flame outs, fires, that sort of thing) That being said I think the 262's airform/aerodynamics...
  19. How would you improve the M95 Mannlicher?

    At work. Might the Steyr model of 1911 be 'Tweaked' forwards a bit? Cheers.
  20. How Far Can The Early 20th Century Advance With Rockets?

    At work. How and where might a "Big, dumb rocket" like the proposed 'Sea dragon' fit into people's thinking? No turbopumps. No excess heating of bits. Large ship yards and construction know how available. Cheers.
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