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  • #16
    Originally posted by marktwain View Post

    I could not agree with you more,- but the Eagle was in high demand post war, while a Liberty could be had a bargain price- to power your neighbourhood rum runner.

    PLUS you could fit three of them into the stern, so the mechanic could work on one, while the other two outran the Coast guard cutter.
    The use of aero engines to power smugglers' boats is not confined to the North American prohibition era. In the 80s and 90s there were dhows in the Gulf fitted with RR Merlin engines that ran gold and cigarettes etc into India and illegal migrants in the opposite direction
    Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe (H G Wells)
    Mit der Dummheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens (Friedrich von Schiller)

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    • #17
      Originally posted by MarkV View Post

      In a vacuum all bodies fall at the same rate and just to be sure one of the Apollo missions did the experiment on the moon
      In a vacuum yes! But are we discussing people, objects and the lack of a vacuum?
      ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
      All human ills he can subdue,
      Or with a bauble or medal
      Can win mans heart for you;
      And many a blessing know to stew
      To make a megloamaniac bright;
      Give honour to the dainty Corse,
      The Pixie is a little shite.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by marktwain View Post

        From the Gutenberg Project:
        KUDOS to anyone who recognizes this famous aviator..
        Never heard of a famous aviator called Gutenberg Org...
        ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
        All human ills he can subdue,
        Or with a bauble or medal
        Can win mans heart for you;
        And many a blessing know to stew
        To make a megloamaniac bright;
        Give honour to the dainty Corse,
        The Pixie is a little shite.

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        • #19
          The Belgians had a fighter ace who flew a green tailed aircraft - Willy Coppens (Willy Omer François Jean baron Coppens de Houthulst (6 July 1892 – 21 December 1986) he flew a Hanriot and was sometimes referred to in the British press as the Green Baron
          Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe (H G Wells)
          Mit der Dummheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens (Friedrich von Schiller)

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Dibble201Bty View Post

            Never heard of a famous aviator called Gutenberg Org...
            Baron Org von Gutenburg, Scourgemeister of the Rumpler Taube

            Last edited by marktwain; 04 Aug 19, 10:22. Reason: Rolland Taube is an according player
            The trout who swims against the current gets the most oxygen..

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Dibble201Bty View Post

              Never heard of a famous aviator called Gutenberg Org...
              \\\\\\\\\\\the photo was Billy Miitchel in front of his SPAD fighter, before he became the Famous, the infamous, then vindicated Army air corps general.
              The trout who swims against the current gets the most oxygen..

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              • #22
                Originally posted by marktwain View Post


                I believe that is actually Gunther Plüschow engaging a Japanese Maurice Farman over Tsingtao. He was also the only German POW to make a home run from the British mainland during either World War
                Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe (H G Wells)
                Mit der Dummheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens (Friedrich von Schiller)

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