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9-22-10 Movies – 6 p.m. in Hanes Art Center 121 o INCENTIVE Questions on midterm and exam concerning these films o 29 Sept  - The Spirit of Saint Louis o 13 October – The Battle of Britain o 27 October – Twelve O’Clock High o 10 Nov – The Fog of War Command of the Air o Discussed by theorists before war o Finally really looked into Roland Garros o Air to air combat took step forward w/ intro of deflector plates on the propeller of  a French Morane Type L flighter flown by noted French aviator Garros in spring  of 1915 o Put machine gun on airplane and fire it through the  propeller Put metal wedge on propeller so it wouldn’t strike head on the propeller  but deflect off Still knocked propeller off center and can still hurt propeller Ricochet was sending bullets all over the place o Biggest problem Propeller could still shatter if struck dead center by bullet
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WORKED Before captured by Germans in 18 of April 1915, Garros shot down at least 3 German aircraft Was single-seat “scout” plane with machinegun firing dead ahead – deadly combo o Engine failure and captured by Germans Plane was studied by Germans Anthony Fokker o Brilliant Dutch designer examined Garros’ plane o Fokker felt they were suicidal o Developed an existing but unperfected idea: the synchronization-interrupter so won’t fire when propeller was in line with the gun Machine Guns o several models of machine guns at this time and was another focus of military technology o idea take auto machine gun and synchronize it with the propeller o Vickers Machine Gun USA and Britain 600 rpm Popular at the time and weighed 35 lbs By Maxim???
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