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Old 05-08-2012, 03:33 PM
mlees mlees is offline
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Would a paddlewheel be considered an analogue to a fish fluke?

In March of 1845, the Royal Navy conducted some tests, with the screw Frigate HMS Rattler competing against a paddlesteamer HMS Alecto. Rattler won, but I don't know how accurate of a test that was, as the Rattler may have had bigger (more horsepower) engines.

Is that test usefull for this discussion?