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Who Had More Talent?  
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 30404 posts, RR: 57
Posted (12 years 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1870 times:

Well, I am sick and tired of the insane poltical arguements over at Non-aviation, and don't want to start an Airbus/Boeing fight over hear.

But I still want to hear a good debate, So I decided to pick out a question for us to debate that would not hopefully trigger some arguements over nationalities or era's.

So here it is.

In your opinion who was the more talented aircraft designer....


Geoffrey de Havilland or R.J. Mitchell?

Pretty close contemperaries and countrymen, so hopefully it will be a good debate.

[Edited 2004-04-19 06:28:58]

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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 30404 posts, RR: 57
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1792 times:

Well nobody seems to be taking up to the challenge.

My opinion, R.J. Mitchel had more talent.

DeHavilland was clearly the more prolific designer, but in Mitchels defense, he did die fairly young.

But Mitchel did seem to be more willing to push the limits when it came to designing aircraft, particularly during the early 1930's when he was designing Scheider Cup racers. DeHavilland was more conventional.

Ok I put my opinion up, anybody else care to comment?

User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17628 posts, RR: 65
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1762 times:

Oleg Antonov was pretty cool too.

I'm changing the subject since I know little of either Mitchell or DeHavilland.  Big grin

"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots."
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