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handed Luftywaffe props

Joined: February 6th, 2016, 4:40 pm

January 13th, 2018, 7:16 pm #1

I'm thinking about getting UMM's Propmaster and this got me to contemplate the rotation of props on WWII Luftwaffe twin, quads and even the 6 engined types like the Me 323 and BV 222.
On twins, would be correct to have one engine rotating clockwise and the other counter-clockwise? If so, which rotation should the engine on the left and right wing have?
On the quads, would each engine on the same wing rotate the same direction or would they alternate i.e. on a FW 200 Condor or Ju 290 would the engines on the left wing rotate the same way or in alternate directions? Would those on the right wing repeat the same pattern as on the left wing or would they rotate in the same pattern or an alternating one?
How would the engines on a BV 222 or Me 323 be set up?
Finally, would aircraft role have an impact on the prop rotation of each engine?
I.e. would the pattern be different for am Ar 232 than a Me 264?
Thanks for reading this and I'm looking forward to your comments and suggestions.
Thanks Peter M the Luftflotte 72 guy.
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Joined: February 28th, 2005, 4:18 am

January 13th, 2018, 11:08 pm #2

that quickly come to mind are the Heinkel He177 and the Henschel Hs129.
I'm not a kit builder. I'm a styrene butcher.
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