But a pair of smaller engines with a smaller gas tank will fit in a smaller space!phylo_roadking wrote:You don't seem to have grasped that extra strengthening doesn't mean a bigger fuselage - it just means that each individual frame member in certain places has to be stronger I.E. maybe thicker...or angles get filleted more, or I-section is used rather than plain section etc., etc. - any one of a dozen stengthening methods
But you can cram smaller components, and a smaller gas tank into a smaller space! If an plane designed for flying around a pair of 601s would accomodate a 603, that means that design was utterly wasteful and sloppy.Components might simply get bigger...but then the spaces between them get smaller! The fuselage formed from them doesn't necessarily get bigger!
Depends whether Willy and Claude can be sold a bill of goods on a joint venture to rule all 3rd Reich fighter-bomber production! But, as I also said, the guy who needs to combine carrots and sticks to make this happen is happy to build his iron emporium and let german plane manufacturers disorganized - ergo weak.One thing NOT to lose sight of is the intense rivalry between German aero companies; in cooperating with Dornier, Messerschitt are cutting their own throat for the Bf109 and its late 1940-on dual Jabo role...AND the bomber/intruder role of the 110 and its replacements! Do you really see them doing that?
And it turns out, if there is ONE person Claude can cooperate with in France it must be Emile!
That would really be shooting himself in the foot The extremely-prolonged and painful (under-)development history of the Dewoitine D.520 has been discussed several times on AHF before now...I thought you were trying to bring the 335 in EARLIER than OTL???
"Tot patitu-i priceput" i.e. Experience is a hard teacher (approx).
If Claude would have had his 1945 knowledge of the politicking in 1940, the war would not have ended with a piddly dozen 335s planes to show for all his effort. Also Dewoitine was fairly quick in getting the D520 from the planchette to the frontline (18 months AFAIK). Dewoitine's expertise in navigating a byzantine bureaucracy might have helped...