The Great Air Race 1934

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  1. sunny91

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    England to Australia..

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    1934 was a good year...... I was born that year ! Whew !
    Good flic.......

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    Okay that was fantastic and VERY informative. Is there any engineering relationship between the DH 88 Coment and the Me-262? There has got to be, right? Chriminee it looks like the Germans weren't as insightful as I once thought with respect to the Swallow. Beautiful airplane.
     

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    The Germans had a knack for hanging the engines underneath the wing, didn't they ?

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    And copied? rather badly by the French, as the Caudron C.640 Typhon...

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    ...and the Russians, as the Grigorovich DG-55.

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    Thanks, Graeme. The evidence is even more confusing on the Caudron, De Haviland, Messerschmidt 262. :)
     
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    I think you could be onto something here Matt.
     
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    I've seen the comet so many times before, and I never realized the absolutely gorgeous lines she has. Truly ahead of her time. So, between the French, Russian and British designs, which came first?
     
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    The British. From A.J. Jackson's 'British Civil Aircraft' series...(I found the 'patriotic' aspect of the design interesting)...

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    Then I'm stumped. All I can find on the Russian and French aircraft is that they both flew in 1935.

    The Grigorovich E-2 (DG-55) was dubbed the 'Girls plane' (as well as Kometa -for obvious reasons) because the MAI group, where Grigorovich was a professor, had eight female student engineers.
     
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    Wish I had Claves profiles for each of these birds to make a comparison.
     
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    Don't forget the Uiver, a DC2 which became second, beaten only because of bad weather. It shows that the DC family was truly remarkable. It could keep up with a dedicated racing plane.
     

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    That is rather remarkable, Marcel. A tradeoff similar to the rabbit and the hare.
     
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