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Re: Krasnyi Vostock - Orient is Red
« Reply #132 on: June 07, 2018, 03:23:49 PM »

That SPAD gunner seat looks rediculously unsafe!
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Re: Krasnyi Vostock - Orient is Red
« Reply #133 on: June 07, 2018, 04:07:43 PM »

Unsafe is an understatement - besides the possibility of being transformed in "mince meat" in case of accident at take-off/landing, the the front part of the plane sometimes "un-locked" in mid-air, rotating on the horizontal wheel axle and throwing down the poor guy. - the pilot visibility was 0 and the noise of the propeller made all verbal communication between the front guy and the pilot totally impossible.
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Re: Krasnyi Vostock - Orient is Red
« Reply #134 on: June 08, 2018, 12:54:39 AM »

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I think it's developments like this that make early/WW I  a/c so fascinating to me....
You can see the problem the engineers and flyers had, and you can see their train of thought....even if that train of thought led into a cul de sac or off a cliff  o_O
At a time without CAD and with a desperate need to gain advantage over the enemy you'd try anything  8)

My favourite though is still Roland Gaross's deflector plates......

You don't shoot your propeller off, but there's a distinct possibility of shooting yourself in the head.....at altitude  :D :D :D :D

Cheers

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Re: Krasnyi Vostock - Orient is Red
« Reply #135 on: June 08, 2018, 08:10:00 AM »

Fully agree! I love aircraft like the F.E.2 and Vickers “Gunbus” showing  early solutions to the forward firing problem, and the B.E.2 and Bristol Scout, with their outward pointer MGs.
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Re: Krasnyi Vostock - Orient is Red
« Reply #136 on: June 10, 2018, 05:15:37 AM »

SPAD A-2






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Re: Krasnyi Vostock - Orient is Red
« Reply #137 on: June 10, 2018, 05:17:11 AM »

SPAD A-4







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Re: Krasnyi Vostock - Orient is Red
« Reply #138 on: June 10, 2018, 07:23:33 AM »

Those look great Stiv!
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Re: Krasnyi Vostock - Orient is Red
« Reply #139 on: June 10, 2018, 03:12:03 PM »

Great work!!
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Re: Krasnyi Vostock - Orient is Red
« Reply #140 on: June 10, 2018, 05:45:07 PM »


That Spad A2 and A4 is suicidal looking !  :D
What if the engine cuts the gunner guy in half ?!? Crazy invention !

Great skin art Stiv !  8)

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Re: Krasnyi Vostock - Orient is Red
« Reply #141 on: June 15, 2018, 02:33:03 AM »

I've just discovered these superb new skins by stiv_069 over at aviaskins........

 http://forum.aviaskins.com/showthread.php?p=178692#post178692
http://forum.aviaskins.com/showthread.php?t=3630
http://forum.aviaskins.com/showthread.php?t=4909
http://forum.aviaskins.com/showthread.php?t=4914
http://forum.aviaskins.com/showthread.php?t=2833

Excellent news for anyone interested in post WW I / Russian Civil War aviation !

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Re: Krasnyi Vostock - Orient is Red
« Reply #142 on: June 15, 2018, 07:28:59 AM »

Thanks for the heads up. And thanks for the great ski=ns, Stiv.

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Re: Krasnyi Vostock - Orient is Red
« Reply #143 on: June 15, 2018, 09:41:06 PM »

Yes I installed them myself a day or two ago and they are lovely!
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