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    Re: Ford flathead V8 minesweeper
    « Reply #1 on: June 18, 2019, 04:04:01 pm »
    Odd design.   :hmm   I would think some sort of towed array might have been easier to produce and would have kept the aircraft safe from damage as it would have passed over the mine before detonation.  Still, its an interesting piece of history. Thanks for posting it.   :thumbup1
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    Re: Ford flathead V8 minesweeper
    « Reply #2 on: June 18, 2019, 06:03:54 pm »
    A fixed array has some definite advantages in pattern flying with the tech of the time.  Industrial Ford engines run just about forever and the flathead v8's were very popular industrial engines due to cost, horsepower and reliability.
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    Re: Ford flathead V8 minesweeper
    « Reply #3 on: June 18, 2019, 09:41:21 pm »
    Industrial Ford engines run just about forever and the flathead v8's were very popular industrial engines due to cost, horsepower and reliability.

    I fished the remains of a piston out of the oil pan of an old Ford flathead motor as a teenager working in my cousin's shop. It was still running when the customer pulled the old truck in to fix the noise. She didn't sound to well, but the thing was running.
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