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.
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...
benkeller3 (Dec 28, 2020)
rdarrylb (Dec 27, 2020)
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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