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Old 12-31-2019, 12:43 PM   #3361 (permalink)
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Compared to the open cockpit cars of the era, this was a vast improvement.

The Golden Submarine - 1917
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Old 12-31-2019, 01:52 PM   #3362 (permalink)
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Super scavenging exhaust location!
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Would look super cool if it moves to the left. Like a smoking jet liner.
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Old 12-31-2019, 07:05 PM   #3364 (permalink)
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Super scavenging exhaust location!
That's the replica, is it not? The body is optimized for that. The high-tail stinger was a thing back in the day. See Breers.

For a 4-passenger body, I posited a Tropfenwagen tail with a Coanda nozzle.
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Cd 0.244 was pretty sweet in 1934-1/2!
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Cd 0.244 was pretty sweet in 1934-1/2!
Tropfenwagen rules.


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You'd look like you're driving around inside a giant cool Derby hat!

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The 'Tropfenwagen' were built in the Rumpler airplane factory in Berlin and after some initial commercial success – Rumpler sold a number of cars to a Berlin Taxi company - the sales slumped after a production run of only 100 units. One of it's weaknesses was in engine reliability probably due to a lack of operating funds. The resulting financial problems forced Rumpler to sell his patents to the merged Mercedes-Benz company. Because Rumpler was Jewish, he was imprisoned after Adolf Hitler took power in 1933, and his career was ruined, even though he was soon released. Rumpler died in 1940, and the Nazis destroyed most of his records.
http://www.grandprixhistory.org/trop.htm
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While I was looking, I found this:


https://dic.academic.ru/pictures/dew...n-Verlages.jpg

Reminds me of stole it for my design for the panel van:
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I never noticed before: last four Rumplers are TOPLESS!
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1921 Rumpler Tropfenwagen - Milestones

I thought everybody knew. That's why I picked the M-B torpedo-body.

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