Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys underground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Your Sunday Morning Prop Noise

Focke Wulf 190:



There's a story of a company that, during the war, ran a full-page ad in Life or Look with the headline "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Focke Wulf". (Companies ran such ads to keep their names in consumbers' mids come the end of the war.) The airmen of a bomber group wrote "we are" in large letters, everyone signed it, and they sent it to the company.

5 comments:

M. Bouffant said...

There were a ton of 'em.

1944 WWI AD for NASH KELVINATOR BALL TURRET GUNNER "Front Row Seat".

Brad_in_IL said...

Youtube channel "Greg's Airplanes and Automobiles" has a recent video on why the '190 was so fast. I can't nor won't speak to the accuracy of what Greg has to say, but might make for interesting viewing / listening.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wb5YzVbTNo

seafury said...

When you consider what they had to work with from 1943 onward, and who was in charge, they designed and engineered some pretty amazing stuff.

Old NFO said...

The BMW radial is definitely a 'different' sounding radial. The aero design was better than most of the others, with that shroud over the radial, and the flared back of the canopy.

0_0 said...

"Greg..." does a good job of showing his work on YouTube. For instance, in his 7 or 8 part series on the P-47.
I did not know how much I didn't know about aircraft engine superchargers until watching his videos.