Id. german aircraft

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Denniss
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Re: Id. german aircraft

Post by Denniss » 17 Jun 2022 18:01

He 172 had NACA fairings and other changes, Townend fairings were used to increase performance of standard He 72s. I have seen claims of 10-20 km/h more level speed

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Re: Id. german aircraft

Post by Sturm78 » 18 Jun 2022 13:24

Thanks, Denniss

I have read that the He 172 did not go into production due to the minimal gain in performance compared to the normal He 72....so I guess that a He 72 with Townend engine fairing It would not improve much compared to the standard He 72 either..... :roll:

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