Folding wing concerns

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Folding wing concerns

Postby Aus_Pilot_Ben » Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:06 pm

Just wondering if this is the sort of thing Jack pictures in his mind when he feels uneasy about the concept of folding wings:

This ungainly looking thing is a Fairey Gannet. It was a British-designed, turboprop, post WWII sub hunter, used by the navies of the UK, Australia, West Germany and Indonesia.

For a marine aircraft it was a big bird by the standards of the day, which probably goes some way to explaining its elaborate wing folding mechanism!


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