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    Machine gun synchronizer in slow motion - GIF

    Machine gun synchronizer in slow motion.




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    ha...
    I just knew those propellers stopped for every bullet.

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    Look at that baby come spinning out of there.

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    I don't know if it was before or after they started using synchronization that the props had metal cladding on the backside to protect them from the bullets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gatz View Post
    ha...
    I just knew those propellers stopped for every bullet.
    The machine guns were synchronized to the propeller, so the machine gun stopped firing when the prop passed in front.
    The one I did not expect is how close the prop is to the bullet path when the gun fires. I would have thought it would fire right after the prop passed in front of the gun, not just before.

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    Roland Garros was a French pilot that mounted metal deflector wedges on the rear side of his propeller. He managed to shoot down 5 German planes before a malfunction and he crashed behind enemy lines, revealing the device to the Germans. Anthony Fokker came up with the interrupter device. I'm not sure that the metal wedge was ever used by others...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdarrylb View Post
    Roland Garros was a French pilot that mounted metal deflector wedges on the rear side of his propeller. He managed to shoot down 5 German planes before a malfunction and he crashed behind enemy lines, revealing the device to the Germans. Anthony Fokker came up with the interrupter device. I'm not sure that the metal wedge was ever used by others...
    Leave it to a German to come up with that!

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    Actually, he was Dutch, but worked for the Germans. Sad thing is that it took almost two years for the Allies to come up with something similar!

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    So you'r saying Anthony Fokker was Dutch? If so, I did not know that

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    Quote Originally Posted by meyer77 View Post
    So you'r saying Anthony Fokker was Dutch? If so, I did not know that
    An odd thing happened last night, I was surfing thru Amazon Prime movies and just happened to come across a two series show called "Air Aces".
    The series was about WWl pilots.
    They had a short description of Roland Garros bullet deflecting device. It was much more than simple cladding. It appeared to be in the shape of an equilateral triangle the base was the width of the prop and appeared to be about 1 1/2-2" thick, the point was mounted facing the pilot. It must have been exciting when firing at the enemy!
    There also was a short section on Anthony Fokker as well as most of the Aces. The aerial shots and ground scenes were CGI but looked pretty good.
    I did not know how young the Red Baron was (25) when he died.
    If you have Amazon prime check it out. When the show ends there are several other suggestions related to what you just watched including " The Blue Max" filmed in 1966 No CGI there!

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