Gertie is a carrier borne early warning aircraft. She has a double turboprop engine which like Ernie has contra-rotating propellers, this means that effectively Gertie has TWO engines in one, giving her lots of power. She can turn off one propeller to save fuel and extend her range. Gertie looks for ships and other planes using her retractable radome, Gertie can also look for submarines with sonar bouys which she drops into the sea from her internal weapons bay. Because Gertie operates from aircraft carriers, there is not much room for her to squeeze into the hangar, so she can fold her wings like a ‘Z’ to save space. Gertie is VERY greedy and will scoff practically anything! You’d better not leave any food or drink lying about otherwise it’ll be snaffled by her.
Tag line: ‘Greedy Gannet!’
Likes: Scoffing and snaffling
Most likely thing to say: “I only had a nibble!”
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