Zellenfeste Motorverkleidung

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  1. spicmart

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    What is the so-called "Zellenfeste Motorverkleidung"?
    I don't know what it's called in english.
    Allied fighters already had this feature while the German planned to build it into the Focke Wulf fighters (others?) late in the war.
    It was expected to give a speed gain of about 20 kmh.
     
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    tomo pauk Creator of Interesting Threads

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    Here is what I can gather:
    -the "motorfeste Motorverkleidung" means 'engine cowling attached to the engine', cowling(s) must be allowed for slight movement due to the dynamical loads. Such cowling needs also the bigger rubber sealings, to make up for the movements between cowl panels.
    -the "Zellenfeste Motorverkleidung" means that cowlings are attached to the fuselage. To enable for that, much more rigid engine mount needed to be used, the rubber seals being much smaller.

    Here, you can use translator if German is not your best language:

    http://www.flugzeugforum.de/bf-109-technische-fragen-technische-antworten-23887-112.html
     
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    Thank you. That's an interesting site and thread and I happen to be german.
     

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