Reply to post: Re: Azipods in reverse?

What happens when a Royal Navy warship sees a NATO task force headed straight for it? A crash course in Morse

SkippyBing Silver badge

Re: Azipods in reverse?

Pulling allows the prop to be more efficient as it's encountering undisturbed water rather than the turbulence you get after the pod has moved through it. Theoretically a prop at the bow would be more effective than a traditionally placed one, but then you get other problems, and the rudder would be less effective as it wouldn't be directly in the accelerated water.

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