(WWI) Oddball Flying machines

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Zero Mostel
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(WWI) Oddball Flying machines

#1 Postby Zero Mostel » Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:38 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnmI5btQSd8

Sky bandits, aka Gunbus. is a dumb movie during World war one. However, it does deal with some of the craziest flying machines I have ever seen. Some that a Junker would have made if he had lived then.

Outside of weird science, just how would you work making these impossible machines?
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Re: (WWI) Oddball Flying machines

#2 Postby ValhallaGH » Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:27 am

They aren't that far off.
Pusher biplane? That was the Wright brothers' first design.
Tri-plane? Red Barron famously flew one.
Quad-plane? Those were built but found to be purely worse than a tri-plane.
Automobile engine housing? Utterly ridiculous, unless it is just cosmetic work. And it's the first one shot down.
The zeppelin? Nobody had rockets that good, the armor on the balloon is insane, and the sky mines are ridiculous. The rest of it works surprisingly well.

Pretty much just airplanes with artistic license, and some pulp action. With a setting or game master conceit to the silly-serious, should be fine.
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