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StephenLawson

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    WWI aviation
  1. Greetings all, My Dad's medals have come to me. Can you help me identify them?
  2. Greetings all; Thanks for your help. Here is a further bit of fun I dredged up. http://www.rathbonemuseum.com/USSR/USSR35V...VSGenPilot.html http://www.rathbonemuseum.com/USSR/USSRArmyMain.html
  3. Somehow I feel a brick wall coming up. Where is my helmet? The aircraft model is from the early 1920's
  4. Excellent Rick! Most informative. For the 1920's I can assume that these orders were not availbale?
  5. Greetings all; I am doing some figures for a VVS display. I would like to Identify the awards and ranks presented on the box art to at least get them in the correct time. Nothing like doing a figure represented in 1920's with awards that didn't exist at the time. These are supposedly from 1943-45. Any help would be appreciated.
  6. For the normal rigging I use smoke coloured invisible thread at about 5-8 mil. On the thicker RAF wires I used black kevlar thread commonly available at .020 thou. I have a how to on rigging at my website. It involves drilling holes through the wing adjacent to the struts. Careful planning and patience do the trick. Thank you for your kind words.
  7. Here are some close ups of the gun pit.
  8. The pilot's right side of the ship.
  9. Thanks Snoopy here is the latest. The kit is the Roden Bristol Fighter F.2b and here is the pilot's left side of the airframe. Bristol F.2B, D-8063 from 139 Sqn, RAF Italian front, summer 1918. Along with its regular service this machine was used when Major W.G. Barker took HRH the Prince of Wales on a familiarization flight.
  10. Greetings all; Yes I did a complete review of this kit. Its on my website http://www.wwi-n-plastic.com (CD with photos and references included) and at http://www.aeroscale.co.uk with some photos. Look in the aircraft - props reviews.
  11. Greetings all I am doing a bit of research on a unit and commander of 1 OIAE stationed at Petrograd (Leningrad) in 1923. Pilot was A. T. Kozhevnikov. The aircraft of the squadron appear to have been divided into three flights of five plus a leaders aircraft. The squadron leaders aircraft has a Pharaoh / Sphinx bust on the fuselage side and was Kozhevnikov's personal badge. The photo I have is grainy but there does not appear to be any red stars on the upper wing. The flights all have leaf like emblems in a darker (red?) colour on the rudders in three separate forms. It seems that the machine is purchased in 1922. Fokker sold 50 D.VII, C.I & C.III types to the Soviets. The shipment was sent by sea from Amsterdam arriving at Petrograd in May 1922. These were detailed to fighter units in Petrograd, Moscow and Kiev. The last components of this shipment were written off in 1930. Fokker was still using BMW and Mercedes motors in these airframes. Though I am of the opinion that the Mercedes may have been rebuilt versions rather than newer manufactured motors. Would these have carried the red star on the undersurface of the lower wings in 1922-23?
  12. Here is my completed Roden 1/32 Pfalz D.III in the markings of Pfalz D.III 4065/17.
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