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Willy Coppens, IRL WWI physics gamer?


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So I'm watching Mark Felton's recent video on Balloon Busters, and I hear this story I'd never heard before of a Belgian named Willy Coppens landing his Hanriot on a balloon and waiting until it slid off to restart the engine and fly away.  I pull up the Wikipedia page and it claims he did this intentionally only after he did it before accidentally.  Whether or not those things ever happened, he destroyed a remarkable 34 balloons, lost a leg, participated in the resistance in WWII, and lived to be 94.

I have a sudden urge to see what happens if I try to land a Hanriot on a balloon in ROF.  I mean, has anybody?




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