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To: snippy_about_it
This movie was on cable a couple weeks ago, (late) I watched until the scene where he has his "divine intervention", (nearly killed by lightning), then had to go to bed.


23 posted on 03/01/2004 6:58:41 AM PST by Johnny Gage (God Bless our Firefighters, our Police, our EMS responders, and most of all, our Veterans)
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To: Johnny Gage
Morning Johnny.
29 posted on 03/01/2004 8:07:16 AM PST by SAMWolf (I just blew $5000 on a reincarnation seminar. I figured, hey, you only live once.)
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To: Johnny Gage
I have tried to watch the York movie several times--sort of like a family obligation. I can't watch the whole thing--boring and hokey--even when you want to watch it.
33 posted on 03/01/2004 8:10:51 AM PST by Samwise (The proper question is not "Who's side is God on?" The question is "Who is on God's side?")
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To: Johnny Gage
I'll have to keep an eye open for it. I haven't seen it before.
38 posted on 03/01/2004 8:19:23 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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Air Power
Fokker Dr. I Dreidecker

The Fokker DR.I triplane was built after the Sopwith Triplane. While not as fast as contemporary biplanes, the Dreidecker could easily outclimb any opponent. Small, lightweight and highly maneuverable, it offered good upward visibility and lacked the traditional bracing wires that could be shot away during combat. This combination of features made it an outstanding plane in a dogfight. When the DR.I first entered service, antagonists scoffed until pilots like Werner Voss showed what it could do in a fight. Flying a prototype, Voss shot down 10 British aircraft in 6 days of aerial combat during September 1917. Unfortunately, the DR.I was not without problems. By the end of October 1917, it was temporarily withdrawn from service when several pilots, including Heinrich Gontermann, were killed as a result of wing failures. Despite structural improvements, the Fokker triplane's reputation among German airmen never recovered.

"It climbed like a monkey and maneuvered like the devil." - Manfred von Richthofen


Specifications:
Country of Origin: Germany (German Empire)
Primary Function: Single-Seat Fighter/Scout
Manufacturer: Fokker Flugzeug Werke G.m.b.H.
Crew: One
Powerplant:One Oberursel U.II 9-cylinder rotary piston engine with 110-hp

Dimensions:
Wingspan: 23 feet 7.5 inches
Length: 18 feet 11.25 inches
Height: 9 feet 8.25 inches
Wing Area: 201.29 square feet

Weights:
Empty Weight: 895-lbs
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 1,290-lbs

Performance:
Maximum Speed: 103-mph at 13,125 feet
Climb to 3,280-feet: 2 minutes 54 seconds
Service Ceiling: 20,000-feet
Endurance: 1 hour 30 minutes

Armament:
Two fixed forward-firing 7.92-mm (0.31-in) LMG 08/15 machine-guns






All photos Copyright of: The Virtual Aviation Museum

47 posted on 03/01/2004 8:29:48 AM PST by Johnny Gage (God Bless our Firefighters, our Police, our EMS responders, and most of all, our Veterans)
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