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04 Feb 2021 9:04 a.m. PST
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Anton Ryzbak01 Feb 2021 9:40 p.m. PST


I was looking for something to do today so I built this little beauty, the venerable Heller Polikarpov I-152 link

Disco Joe01 Feb 2021 10:46 p.m. PST

Very nice looking.

King Cobra02 Feb 2021 5:31 a.m. PST

Wonder how much better the pilot's view is improved by the gull wings on the top-planes?

Diminutive model, nice change of pace from monoplanes.
Two-tone camouflage scheme?

Anton Ryzbak02 Feb 2021 5:46 a.m. PST

King Cobra,
I started out wanting to paint it as an "all white" but then found out that they weren't really white at all. The metal surfaces were painted very pale gray and the fabric surfaces were painted with lacquer that had been tinted with powdered aluminum. It seems that in any sort of sunlight they would look white

The Gull-Wing had a bit of a following in the mid-late 30's with the French and Polish producing gull wing monoplane fighters. The idea was that the pilot's forward view would be better. It seems that the difficulty was in building a strong enough wing joint as speeds and G-forces became greater. It made for some interesting-looking aircraft

Cuprum202 Feb 2021 7:06 a.m. PST


79thPA Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2021 8:40 a.m. PST

Another fine job.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2021 10:42 a.m. PST

Another nice job from Anton's Aeronautics, Inc. !


Personal logo Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2021 10:38 p.m. PST

Better keep that one in a separate case than the Fokker you just Finnished…

Anton Ryzbak03 Feb 2021 8:10 a.m. PST

Yellow Admiral, I see what you just did there, and yes, they are safely sequestered in different cabinets

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