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UnsureForNow · 41-45, M
What corsair?
abe182 · 46-50, M
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ReaperofTime · 41-45, M
Agility. It out maneuvered the zero 3 to 1. Nice bomb rack in the pic
ReaperofTime · 41-45, M
@abe182: they ALMOST scrubbed it in testing.
abe182 · 46-50, M
@ReaperofTime: that is correct. You are probably correct too about the angle of attack. I'll read up.
ReaperofTime · 41-45, M
@abe182: anothet truly well developed airctaft of the time. The german FW 190. Outclassed the ME 109 by far. And until the p 51 came along. It ruled the skies.
Dlrannie · 26-30, F
To keep it in the air
abe182 · 46-50, M
That's what the chic is for.
Do you want a real answer?
abe182 · 46-50, M
Yeah I'm playing it both ways
@abe182: the low slung wing allowed a better angle of attack when taking off and landing and lent the airframe slightly unstable making it more maneuverable. It's powerful rotory engine required a larger propeller as well.
abe182 · 46-50, M
@Jetpack: you're close. The prop did have to be large and the landing gears had to be extended so the prop cleared the ground. But that made landing on carriers impossible. Soooo they lowered the wing to reduce the length of the landing gear.
Axeroberts · 51-55, M
Does it have something to do with the propeller
abe182 · 46-50, M
Very warm!
Dlrannie · 26-30, F
To be able to fold the wings
abe182 · 46-50, M
Good answer but no
tallpowerhouseblonde · 31-35, F
Because its propeller is big and the wing design reduced undercarriage length
tallpowerhouseblonde · 31-35, F
My grandad usd to repair the planes.He was a senior aircraftman

BTW the mitsubushi zero had a major design flaw the centrifugal force from its propeller was not allowed for.The US pilots realised this and used it against the zero in combat@abe182:
abe182 · 46-50, M
@tallpowerhouseblonde:
P-factor? So I'm assuming it always pulled to one side.. I did not know that 😱
tallpowerhouseblonde · 31-35, F
@abe182: more like slow in that turn so opponents used it to escape the zero's high maneuverability....a blonde with a brain! ...and my legs are better than the woman's in your pic...a lot longer definitely

 
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