Quick question: German throttles

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  1. silence

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    Didn't German throttles move in reverse to Allies - i.e. pull back to increase power, push forward to decrease?
     
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    I believe that was a French system. The Mohawks had to be modified back to normal after the British took over the order.
     
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    French, and Polish aircraft throttles worked in the reverse to American and British. As far as I know, German aircraft worked the same as American and British too.
     
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    #4 Elmas, Nov 20, 2013
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    Also the throttles in the italian aircraft were reversed. That caused some problems when, in 1944, the Aeronautica cobelligerante was equipped with Allied airplanes.
     
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    I bet it did !!
     
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    Sounds like my memory has failed me once again.
     
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    Same on the other side, italians in german planes or germans in italian planes. Some landing crashes are known because the pilot accidentally increased throttle instead of reducing it.
     
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    #8 Elmas, Nov 21, 2013
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    Yes. Lufwaffe in Italy after Sept. 1943 used a lot of italian trainers ( Nardi, Caproncini etc.) and the reversed throttle in the hands of unexperienced Pilots did not help at all.
    It's said that even Carlo Emanuele Buscaglia, an ace of Aerosiluranti, was killed in a Baltimore for this very reason.
     
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