Wind Powered Maritime

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Re: Wind Powered Maritime
Nov. 13, 2019        Posted by Dave Santos

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Message: 12449    From: dougselsam    Date: 4/11/2014
Subject: Re: Wind Powered Maritime
I wonder if you have an explanation why the gyrocopter was chosen over a cloth kite for that old submarine-towed airborne observation man-lifter from WW2?

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2019 Answer:

WW1 U-boat Autogyro less obvious (more stealthy) for equivalent lift and stability to fixed-wing. It also had best deck-handling on an often awash sub.

For personal aerotow today, HG or PG would be standard go-to wings, but autogyro remains a viable option.