[WWI] Mann & Grimmer
Helen and Chris
2kermavio at orange.fr
Wed Nov 24 13:20:30 EST 2010
Yes, Diego, butt-ugly! And what's this British fascination with pusher propellers? On a tractor-engined airframe? Yeah, I know--it's pre-synchronization. But as I looked at it I almost wondered why it didn't have two "pulpits" for MGs on the upper wings! Yeah, again--not big enough, but when did that stop British engineers?
Desired response achieved, Mike!
There's a lot worse looking stuff than the poor old M&G. And you're being a bit unfair.
Firstly, Mann wasn't. He was but a boy of 17 when he designed the prototype in 1914.
When the idea of shoving a couple of machine guns onto a flying machine hadn't been thought of.
And it was bearly more than ten years since a pusher with a single engine, but driving two props, staggered into the air for the first time.
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