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Aviation History, Technology, and Trivia

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Aviation History, Technology, and Trivia

We haven't done this in a while so— I was watching a documentry the other day and if there info is right here is the question. What was the first plane to have a machine gun, with a firing interuptor, firing through the prop?
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Aviation History, Technology, and Trivia

I know the early Morane Saulnier had something like that. It also had little deflectors on the prop to deflect any mis-timed bullets. I understand the prop could actually take quite a few holes before it came apart.
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Aviation History, Technology, and Trivia

I guess I should have called it a syncronizing mechanism. sorry about that. By the way you are getting close since the Morane Saulnier company did play a roll in the development
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Aviation History, Technology, and Trivia

Wasn't that mechanism copied from a captured Eindecker?

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Aviation History, Technology, and Trivia

I think you figured it out. The eindecker is known as the first sucessful syncronized mechanism on an airplane. The morane saunier unit didn't always work right hense the deflectors on the prop. OK!! who is next.
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Aviation History, Technology, and Trivia

Indeed we need to get back to airplanes and models. It is a model airplane club. Heres one; Which WWI fighter did the allies insist on having surrendered and destroyed in the armistice in 1918 because of it's superiority to all of their fighters?
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Aviation History, Technology, and Trivia

Something Gary has in 1/3 scale!

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Aviation History, Technology, and Trivia

Ja Voll!
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Aviation History, Technology, and Trivia

here's another one you will probably get pretty quick. What plane did the "red baron" make most of his kills in?
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Aviation History, Technology, and Trivia

Something about a soaring seabird........

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Aviation History, Technology, and Trivia

I told you it would be a quick one. NOW who is next?
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Aviation History, Technology, and Trivia

Would that be an Albatros?
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Aviation History, Technology, and Trivia

Yes, it was. Good job, Gary.

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Aviation History, Technology, and Trivia

Who was WWI's best allied ace?

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Aviation History, Technology, and Trivia

I think on the honor system we should not allow the use of computers on this catagory. I just found the answer on line in about 30 seconds.
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