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Thread: The Austro-Hugarian Mickl "G-type" flying boat

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    Default The Austro-Hugarian Mickl "G-type" flying boat

    Ran across a reference to this doing some reading. Wow! Another candidate for the 'giants'.

    That experimental ordnance is really impressive!

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    70mm cannon. Note the ammo rack for the 48 rounds of additional ammo.
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    "D1ck Dastardly" at the controls, with "Muttley" flying as gunner?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Helmut View Post
    "D1ck Dastardly" at the controls, with "Muttley" flying as gunner?
    Don't forget Klunk as the engineer !

    "He is wise who watches"

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    Impressive flyboat!

    The mounted gun is great!

    I would buy both versions.
    Voilà le soleil d'Austerlitz!

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    What a beast! I wonder how many were built?

    "Its a fine line indeed between going out in a Blaze of Glory or having Crashed & Burnt!"
    Member Australian Society of WW1 Aero Historians

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    According to the text, a total of 9 examples were completed with three additional units started, but not finished. Each plane differed from the others as the engineers and designers tried to optimize the design. They appear to have failed as the resulting aircraft were generally unsatisfactory. The 70mm cannon was never used in action.



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