Monday, 27 June 2016

Raúl Pateras Pescara de Castelluccio - Weird War 1 inventor

Raúl Pateras Pescara de Castelluccio (1890 – 1966), marquis of Pateras. Pescara was an engineer and inventor from Argentina who specialized in automobiles, helicopters and free-piston engines.

Pescara is credited for being one of the first people to successfully utilize cyclic pitch, as well as pioneering the use of auto-rotation for the safe landing of a damaged helicopter. Pescara also set a world record (at the time) in 1924 for achieving a speed of 8 miles (13 km) per hour in a helicopter.

In Paris in 1915 after being detained as a suspected spy, Raúl is exonerated and goes to Spain to develop his theories on flight. 

Attributes: Agility d6, Smarts d10, Spirit d6, Strength d4, Vigor d6
Skills: Driving d6, Knowledge (Science) d8, Notice d4, Repair d8, Weird Science d10
Charisma: 0; Pace: 6; Parry: 2;
Toughness: 5
Hindrances: Curious
Edges: Arcane Background (Weird Science), Power Points, Rich
Powers: Fly (Prototype helicopter)
Power Points: 15
Gear:  Tool kit, Renault 40CV

Test flight of Pescara's helicopter - 1922

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