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    Just wondering how this bird flies and how it would compete in EAP......

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    I was under the impression it was a bit of a beast and among the best prop fighters ever along with bearcat and la9 etc....

    however hopefully someone will jump in with more information rooted in fact....
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    Hristo_'s Avatar Senior Member
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    It would be often PKed
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    LOL

    Good point


    whats the reason for the contra rotating props?

    do they act as push/pull like DO 335?
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    i also like the bit about the fitted uncluttered floor

    so the more refined RAF pilot could perhaps fit a nice shag pile?
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    Originally posted by dazza9806482:
    LOL

    Good point


    whats the reason for the contra rotating props?

    do they act as push/pull like DO 335?
    The same reason there's counter rotating props on the lightning.

    I imagine it'd be like a higher horsepower/heavier p-51 with no tourque.
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    It looks like the lovechild of a Spitfire and a Mustang.
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    Ah, well no torque would be cool..

    kind of like a bf109?
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    ploughman's Avatar Senior Member
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    Is it just me or does it look like a dog is flying this plane?

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    Hristo_'s Avatar Senior Member
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    That's why they called it a dogfighter
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