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Ursulescu
Posted: April 10, 2012 05:00 pm
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Hi everyone!

I just finished this plane last night! It's a Hasagawa Polikarpov I16 Type 18.

(IMG:http://images55.fotki.com/v586/photos/4/52544/10561112/MuleTeamandPolikarpov027-vi.jpg)
This plane is in 1/72nd scale and I am using it in the Rapid Fire games that we play at my hobby store, Monster Hobbies.

(IMG:http://images28.fotki.com/v1032/photos/4/52544/10561112/MuleTeamandPolikarpov029-vi.jpg)
Although the paint scheme is not entirely historically accurate, (I combined some era correct Russian paint schemes from other Soviet fighters) it should still hold it's own in a dogfight.

(IMG:http://images49.fotki.com/v1501/photos/4/52544/10561112/MuleTeamandPolikarpov032-vi.jpg)
Since there was no pilot in the airplane, I modified one from an old ESCI tank kit.

(IMG:http://images24.fotki.com/v770/photos/4/52544/10561112/MuleTeamandPolikarpov034-vi.jpg)
I also used my hobby saw to cut the "Down Position" landing gear appart and re-glue it in an "Up Position". I also mounted it on a clear Games Workshop base, although I think I will change this in the future because the plane doesn't fly high enough!

(IMG:http://images24.fotki.com/v824/photos/4/52544/10561112/MuleTeamandPolikarpov037-vi.jpg)
A night flight?

(IMG:http://images107.fotki.com/v159/photos/4/52544/10561112/MuleTeamandPolikarpov041-vi.jpg)
And one up the nose!

Hope you liked them!

This post has been edited by Ursulescu on April 10, 2012 07:39 pm
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Posted: April 10, 2012 05:47 pm
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Nice result, i really like the shape of this plane for some reason :)
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Posted: April 10, 2012 07:45 pm
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Thanx! Romania actually stole one of these in WW2. They used it in training, but crashed it.
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Posted: April 10, 2012 08:03 pm
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Not stolen but captured, near Dorohoi.
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Posted: April 11, 2012 02:55 am
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QUOTE (Hadrian @ April 10, 2012 03:03 pm)
Not stolen but captured, near Dorohoi.

There was a previous note in the forum that in the summer of 1941 the Romanians also captured a MiG-1 (or MiG-3).
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Posted: April 11, 2012 04:44 pm
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I'm actually surprised at tha ammount of planes that were captured during the war.

I was looking on Wings Pallet and saw that some Focke Wulfs were captured and repainted by the Romanians and the Russians. I might paint some up and use them in Rapid Fire as well!
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Hadrian
Posted: April 11, 2012 05:20 pm
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The Mig 3 was captured at Melitopol and flown by Bazu Cantacuzino. There are some pictures on the web.

Aircraft sometimes changed hands. French went even further, they built F-190's (they were called NC900).

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Posted: April 11, 2012 10:02 pm
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QUOTE (Hadrian @ April 11, 2012 12:20 pm)
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Aircraft sometimes changed hands. French went even further, they built F-190's (they were called NC900).

The Czechs built Me-262 soon after the end of the war, making them in that moment part of the very limited club of turbojet plane manufacturers.

Talking about French, a ram jet was developed by the French inventor René Leduc in the years prior to war. After the occupation of France, the Germans did not appreciate the importance of his work, but also forbid him to continue his work.
His project Leduc 0.10 was the first ramjet aircraft to fly, in 1949.

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