Hypothetical, Fokker DR1 tri-plane vs Snoopy's Doghouse MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!

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  1. pinsog

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    Which would YOU choose!!!!

    (I couldn't help myself.......)
     
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    :lol: Classic dogfight!
     
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    Snoopy's Doghouse, of course. While the Dr.I might be more agile, Snoopy's a/c can take more damage and probably won't shed a wing in a power dive.
     
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    I think sitting on the peak of the roof on that doghouse would be pretty hard on the butt, especially when you're pulling G's in a turn.
     
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    The Dr1 will be better at turning but if Snoopy sticks to boom and zoom tactics and doesnt get dragged into a turning battle he should have the advantage.
     
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    I'd choose the dog house...the sturdy construction would withstand more punishment!
     
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    It really depends on the Mark of the doghouse. Like the G12, pictured below would have a good chance.

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    Indeed, the later the mark of doghouse the better odds I would give it...
     
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    Fokker DR1 performance figures are easy to find. Does anyone have performance stats on the Mark 1 doghouse?
    Max speed? Rate of climb?
     
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    #10 Njaco, Dec 25, 2011
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    Let me get the owner's manual. Its required for my job. :)


    ummmm, I may need to re-think this.
     

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    What would happen if the mounts swap their pilots?
     
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    From Njaco's pic snoopy has already taken considerable damage and his "engine???" is on fire.
    Tyrotom-seems to me the peak would nicely fit the crack and you'd get a "good grip
     

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    I'd have to go with snoopies doghouse mark III!
     
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    The old pucker factor, eh. But how would he ever get off the doghouse quickly, if needed?

    We used to joke about drilling holes in the bottom of pilot's seats to counteract the pucker factor.
     
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    ejection seat, i.e. fart
     
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    I don't know the armament or performance parameters of Snoopy's doghouse, but unless they are significantly higher than the Triplane I favor the latter as I would feel overly exposed sitting atop the doghouse roof and more importantly not very comfortable with the roof's peak jammed between my butt cheeks!

    Ken
     
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    I am not sure if Snoopy ever shot down the Red Baron, but I am pretty sure Snoopy got shot down every time he went up. I guess for survivability, I would have to go with Snoopy's dog house, as he walked away from every crash. If I wanted to win the engagement, I'd have to go with the Fokker.
     
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    hense the reason he would always say, "Curses! Foiled again!!"
     
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