"Also, it greatly reduces the torque moment produced around the vertical axis by the

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    "Also, it greatly reduces the torque moment produced around the vertical axis by the propeller in the single engined configuration. At take-off in particular this motion is expected to be less than half that of the BV141. After take-off the moment is reduced to less than a third and it completely disappears at high speed cruise settings."


    Personally, I think old Dr. Richard Vogt must have just liked explaining that it really, really WOULD fly just fine, just to show off.

    But I guess since boat are all very asymmetric from top to bottom, unlike a WW2 single engine fighter, the torque isn't a factor.

    Now if we were taking FAST MINI-SUBS, we make use of Dr Vogt's asymmetric anti-torque principal...but I think battery ballast takes care of most of it.

    The Germans did have a asymmetric recon/light bomber, 'the flying green house'. I wonder if it was an attempt to 'psych-out' opposing troops by showing something that common sense say just wouldn't fly right. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blohm_&_Voss_BV_141

    Or maybe they'd let foreigners tour the factor floor knowing the confusion the later debriefings would wreak.

    " Two of the new Blohm and Voss Bv 141 aircraft, conceived to fulfill 'Sonderaufgaben' (special duties) for the Luftwaffe and which have already proved their value in numerous sorties over front-line areas.."

    [SIZE=+2]Blohm & Voss BV P.194[/SIZE] [​IMG]
    [SIZE=+2]Blohm & Voss BV P.111[/SIZE] [​IMG]
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