It used a pusher propeller on a Renault 70 HP(52kw) aircooled V8 engine, making the DH-1 underpowered.
The problem of firing a machine-gun forward, on the Gunbus, was overcome by making the aircraft a two-seater with a pusher engine and seating a gunner in the nose. This made it easier on the pilot but also created a large, less nimble fighter for the Allies.
Early air combat over the Western Front indicated the
need for a single
seat fighter with forward firing armament. As no reliable interrupter
available to the British, Geoffrey de Havilland designed the DH.2 as a
single seat development of the earlier two seat DH.1 pusher design. Wikipedia
Geoffrey de Havilland was one of the pioneering designers at the Royal Aircraft Factory and was partially or wholly responsible for most pre-war "Factory" designs. When he left to become chief designer at The Aircraft Manufacturing Company (Airco) in 1914, his first design was strongly reminiscent of the F.E.2b, one of his last designs for the Royal Aircraft Factory.
|Like the F.E.2, the DH.1 was of
configuration, the aircraft accommodating its pilot and observer in
two open tandem cockpits in the nose, the observer's cockpit stepped
down below the pilot's and equipped with a machine gun. The wings were
fabric-covered, two-bay, unstaggered, unswept, equal span design, while
the stabiliser and rudder
were carried on the end of a long, open-framework boom.
Shout at the Devil (1976) is a British film directed by Peter R. Hunt.>The picture is an comedic adventure story set in Zanzibar in 1913 based on a novel written by Wilbur Smith and is very loosely inspired by real events. The film was shot in Malta and South Africa.
the film the
battleship portrayed is SMS Blücher
which did not serve
in Africa. The story is loosely based on events involving the cruiser
which was sunk after taking refuge in Rufigi delta in 1915.
"Colonel" Flynn O'Flynn (Lee Marvin), an American adventurer living in Portuguese African territory, manages to dupe naive Englishman Sebastian Oldsmith (Roger Moore) into a series of illicit raids into German East African territory just prior to the First World War. On the first raid, an ivory hunting expedition, they are chased by local German Commissioner, Herman Fleischer (Reinhard Kolldehoff) into the arms of German battleship "The Blücher" which rams and sinks their Dhow. Their second raid manages to steal the German tax revenue from Fleischer - upon which Oldsmith marries O'Flynn's daughter, Rosa (Barbara Perkins), over O'Flynn's objections.
At the outbreak of World War I, Commissioner Fleisher is appointed "Military Commander of the Southern Province", and uses that authority to mount a raid into Portuguese territory aginst O'Flynn's home, which he burns. In the same raid he also kills Rosa and Sebastion's daughter in front of Rosa.
O'Flynn, Rosa and Sebastion begin a personal war against the Germans, and are eventually recruited by the British to find the Blücher as it lies laid up in a river for repairs. Flinding the ship O'Flynn and Oldsmith pose as native labourers to place an explosive on board. Unbeknownst to them Rosa is captured and taken aboard the ship. A second raid to rescue her results in O'Flynn's death as Rosa, Sebastion and Fleisher escape the explosion. In a final showdown Sebastion shoots Fleisher on the river bank in front of Rosa, avenging their daughter's death.
The image, LEFT, is from the movie "Shout At The Devil". I converted the flying clip after transfering the movie from Tivo to my computer.
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