Re: So many Mirandas/So few Constitution-refits?
The Oberth in itself is quite the curio, although perhaps I should not open that can of worms. ... especially if the registry numbers of the earliest seen Oberths are representative of their true age. Perhaps they are just that economical that continuing to use them for close to 200 years is okay.
Then maybe you let me have the honor of opening that can of worms? I've repeatedly threatened the BBS with my Oberth Class treatise, maybe now would be a good time (in a different thread, of course)
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