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Old 29th Jan 2011, 18:51
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Join Date: Jul 1999
Location: 58-33N. 00-18W. Peterborough UK
Posts: 3,043
The claim is that a Hastings was doing 250 knots at sea level. That would mean all engines contributing to pulling it through air. The prop tips dip into the water and, suddenly, the tips are pulling the aircraft through water. The only direction the tips will move is - forward. I don't believe this tale. On the other hand, I can't think of what might move the tips backwards.
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