Heres a simple question that Ive often wondered about for years. Ever notice that when it came to the old internal combustion engines of years past, the Army Air Force and US Navy had very different approaches as to where the THROTTLE and MIXTURE CONTROLS were placed in multi engine aircraft.
NAVY placed the throttles above the center console and the AIR CORPS placed theirs lower in the console between the pilot and co pilot which is common today.
For you experts out there that may know what the aircraft designers were thinking back in that era, why the two different approaches to the throttle control design ??
Ive asked a few old timer aircraft mechanics, ( all Navy mind you ) and the question never came up before.
LOL ! I know its a dumb question but nobody seems to really know. HOW COME ??