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CK 17
01-23-2014, 11:04 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ou87i6Oq5M0

skuthorp
01-24-2014, 04:53 AM
Note the really simple controls and cockpit layout at 1.43.

ahp
01-24-2014, 01:35 PM
I recall the NATO designation for this AC is"Bear". It is also the only AC that went operational with contra rotating propellers. There were many other prototypes designed and tested, and then abandoned. The propeller control was a nightmare, but the Soviets apparently solved it.

Andrew Craig-Bennett
01-24-2014, 01:46 PM
I recall the NATO designation for this AC is"Bear". It is also the only AC that went operational with contra rotating propellers. There were many other prototypes designed and tested, and then abandoned. The propeller control was a nightmare, but the Soviets apparently solved it.

I do NOT think so:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairey_Gannet

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avro_Shackleton

later Spitfires...

etc...