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The Masthead
AC72 DRAWINGS UNVEILED
Continued
The New Zealanders modified their hulls somewhat, optimizing them for a faster takeoff.
In the end, they have maintained reserve buoyancy forward even at the expense of significantly greater windage.
They have also simplified and improved the aerodynamics of their tensile structure.
Their two wings are radically different (see previous two pages).
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