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Old 7 January 2002, 04:56 AM   #41
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IIRC, the V-141 was a dog that would spin in an instant, and the V-143 was a "stretched" V-141 to try to cure the spin problem. I have heard them mentioned as inspiration for the Zero as well, but judging by the flight characteristics I highly doubt it.
 
Old 7 January 2002, 05:01 AM   #42
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Zero patterned from a p-26,ya sure it wasn't
a BE-2c?
 
Old 7 January 2002, 05:59 AM   #43
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Not the P-26, supposedly the P-26's competition, a Hughs design that lost apparently when Howard failed to keep an appointment with the person responsible for choosing the next fighter design!!
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