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08-13-2003, 11:56 AM
For those folks interested in building something a bit out of the mainstream I have put together a CD with over 2000 drawings of aircraft from 1911-1919. These are from period sources and include 3 views, sketches and many details. For more information see: http://members.rogers.com/ww1aircraftdrawings/
See below for a side view of the Bristol TTA, a British bomber from 1916 that should make an excellent FS project. This is smaller than the copy on the CD (which also has the front and top views).
08-13-2003, 12:19 PM
It would make a great project allright. Where did you get all those sketches?
08-13-2003, 12:40 PM
Most came from various period (1911-1921) Magazines, Books and Manuals. A few were in the Canadian Aviation Museum collection by themselves.
08-13-2003, 12:41 PM
Mike has an interesting site - the "Nieuport Pages", and his period aircraft drawings are, to say the least, interesting.
On some drawings, if you want to go into the detail of how the particular bracing wire is actually connected, you have that amount of detail.
Many of the period drawings, whether for French or British planes, are German analysis of wing profiles, construction, etc. He's got period German, British, French, etc., drawings, that you can almost use to build a real replica...
08-13-2003, 12:58 PM
The level of detail available varies considerably - I have all the same drawings that were used to build the Nieuport IV.G in Spain, but others types are not so fortunate and may be represented only by a three view. I've even got a number of interesting 'projects' that never flew.
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