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LOST OPPORTUNITY ?
Posted by: Caribbean Privateer ()
Date: February 01, 2004 02:46AM

<HTML>I'VE ALLWAYS WONDERED WHY THE US OR UK NAVIES DID'NT TRY AND USE AN "AUTOGYRO" IN IT'S ANTI SUB ESCORT DUTIES AT SEA, SINCE AUTOGYROS CAN ALLMOST TAKE OFF VERTICALLY! THIS PARTICULAR TYPE OF AIRCRAFT WAS INVENTED IN THE 1930'S BY A SPANISH PILOT, ITS A CROSS BETWEEN A PLANE AND A HELICOPTER BASICALLY AN AEROPLANE WITH A SET OF HELICOPTER BLADES BUT WITH NO WINGS AND I'VE SEEN OLD NEWSREEL FOOTAGE(1930) OF AUTOGYROS LANDING ON NEW YORK CITY SKYCRAPERS AND TAKING OFF FROM THEM AFTER DELIVERING THEIR MAIL OR PACKAGES.

I THINK WITH SOME EFFORT IT COULD'VE BEEN ADAPTED FOR GOOD USE ON THE DECK OF A SHIP ON ESCORT IN THE ATLANTIC AND MODIFIED TO CARRY DEPTH CHARGES ETC.


ANY FEEDBACK ON THIS IDEA?</HTML>

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LOST OPPORTUNITY ? Caribbean Privateer 02/01/2004 02:46AM
Re: LOST OPPORTUNITY ? ROBERT M. 02/01/2004 05:45AM
Re: LOST OPPORTUNITY ? ROBERT M. 02/01/2004 05:56AM
Re: LOST OPPORTUNITY ? Caribbean Privateer 02/02/2004 05:03AM
Re: LOST OPPORTUNITY ? Ian Sadler 02/06/2004 03:30PM


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