The engines rotated outward from the cockpit. This made the platform more stable for shooting guns, however, if the pilot lost an engine, the operating engine was so powerful that it could uncontrollably roll the aircraft inverted.
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 16, 2013)- Helicopters 6 are positioned on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kole E. Carpenter/Released).
The Heinkel He 162 Volksjaeger (German, "People's Fighter"), the name of the project of the Emergency Fighter Program design competition, was a German single-engine, jet-powered fighter aircraft fielded by the Luftwaffe in World War II.