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07 Nov 2023 4:28 p.m. PST
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Anton Ryzbak17 Oct 2023 7:22 p.m. PST

I knocked together this little gem last week. Some of these old kits go together so well that it is deeply surprising. Nationalist Chinese colors this time, my Chinese Air Force needed to up its game at bombing. Airfix from 1978 but a nice little model all the same. More here link


Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP17 Oct 2023 8:30 p.m. PST

Very nicely done!


79thPA Supporting Member of TMP18 Oct 2023 4:11 a.m. PST

Another beauty.

Personal logo Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP18 Oct 2023 11:10 a.m. PST

This one has spats and stirrups!

Very cool. I didn't even know this plane existed, let alone a model of it.

Anton Ryzbak19 Oct 2023 9:54 p.m. PST

Yellow Admiral,
It does push all the buttons; spats, stirrups, sesqui-plane, open cockpit, cylinder-head bumps on the engine cowling and just two rifle-caliber machine guns for armament.

Col Campbell and 79th PA, thanks for the kind words

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP21 Oct 2023 9:58 a.m. PST

It is beautiful and show imagination in choice of subject. Did you show your Spanish Civil War version here?

A question.

Spats were clearly thought a good idea, especially on Biplanes' wheels. But why did the Gladiator or Swordfish never carry them? Is there a downside to the idea? More rather than less drag maybe?

Anton Ryzbak21 Oct 2023 3:47 p.m. PST

deadhead, Thanks for your kind words
I think I posted the SCW one ages ago when I built it. Spats were used to reduce the turbulence around the wheels (or so I'm told) they seem to have become a fashion statement of their own for certain designers. Often they would be removed when using rough runways or during bad weather (snow and mud could get up inside them and cause all sorts of problems landing as well as adding unwanted weight).

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