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    Red Baron Bike

    My kind of bike!

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    That thing's got to be deadly accelerating out of a wrong-way corner*.


    *spoiler text ->This gave the Camel tremendous manoeuvrability. Coupled with the engine's torque the Camel had a lightening fast turn to the right. In fact it could turn a three quarter turn to the right in the same time as it could make a quarter turn to the left. In the hands of an experienced pilot the Camel was probably the most potent fighter in the allied arsenal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fallschirmjäger View Post
    That thing's got to be deadly accelerating out of a wrong-way corner*.


    *spoiler text ->This gave the Camel tremendous manoeuvrability. Coupled with the engine's torque the Camel had a lightening fast turn to the right. In fact it could turn a three quarter turn to the right in the same time as it could make a quarter turn to the left. In the hands of an experienced pilot the Camel was probably the most potent fighter in the allied arsenal.
    fyi, you're confusing the Red Baron's planes (Albatros and Fokker) with the Sopwith Camel.

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    Err, no.
    Both Fokker and Sopwith used radial engines which is the point. Due to the torque produced with a radial engine it is much easier to turn in the direction opposite of the propeller's spin than the other way around. Who's driving the plane isn't important.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fallschirmjäger View Post
    That thing's got to be deadly accelerating out of a wrong-way corner*.


    *spoiler text ->This gave the Camel tremendous manoeuvrability. Coupled with the engine's torque the Camel had a lightening fast turn to the right. In fact it could turn a three quarter turn to the right in the same time as it could make a quarter turn to the left. In the hands of an experienced pilot the Camel was probably the most potent fighter in the allied arsenal.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fallschirmjäger View Post
    Err, no.
    Both Fokker and Sopwith used radial engines which is the point. Due to the torque produced with a radial engine it is much easier to turn in the direction opposite of the propeller's spin than the other way around. Who's driving the plane isn't important.
    I can't imagine coming out of a wrong-way corner and having to accelerate with that engine.

    I do love the sound of those radial engines. You can tell them apart long before they get to you.
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