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    When Jesus abandoned America, or why TPTB prefer Pagan Gods

    Related to this topic and I expect the matter is addressed elsewhere on here, it has long been intriguing how a supposedly Christian country and first world country's government keeps naming its human spaceflight programs after pagan gods from a second world country: what's up with that?
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    1798: Napoleon's Windmill powered Floating Fortress

    Sorry, can't help; all I can do is say, that is interesting!
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    1798: Napoleon's Windmill powered Floating Fortress

    Going by how the deck and superstructure are rendered with their perspective lines relationship being a bit wonky, as are several other perspective lines, I'm going to expect wonky blade perspective instead of horizontal blades. However ... There is the question of whether the blades are...
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    1798: Napoleon's Windmill powered Floating Fortress

    A thing I wonder about those designs is whether a wind strong enough to provide propulsion would/could/might also provide enough push against the 'sail area' of the superstructure sides to interfere with steering. And how much mass is that apparently fortified superstructure? And how much...
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    1798: Napoleon's Windmill powered Floating Fortress

    Totally independent of any matters of practicality and/or reality of the prototype, I kind of like that one with the round tower and elevated stern. With model building being an interest, my brain goes to pondering what remarks and interest a radio control model might get at the pond. Been ages...
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