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Ruy Horta
11-26-2005, 02:19 AM
Since many aircraft enthusiasts frequent this forum, I'd like to ask if any of you know a good source for Fokker D.XVI and/or D.XVII scale drawings?

Preferably not some tiny three view, but something more substancial and detailed?

Either a source or if possible assistence would be greatly appreciated.

These were the last biplane fighters built by Fokker and I'd like to start work on some kind of tribute to Dutch pre-war aviation (including Profiles and camouflage & markings studies).

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The last biplane fighter flown in the East Indies was the Curtiss P-6Export, which different in a number of areas compared to the regular P-6 and P-6E. Larger oil cooler and deep belly are the obvious, but I do not have a complete picture. Again, anyone who has or knows where to find detailed drawings, please help?

Thanks for your time.

Ruy Horta
11-26-2005, 02:19 AM
Since many aircraft enthusiasts frequent this forum, I'd like to ask if any of you know a good source for Fokker D.XVI and/or D.XVII scale drawings?

Preferably not some tiny three view, but something more substancial and detailed?

Either a source or if possible assistence would be greatly appreciated.

These were the last biplane fighters built by Fokker and I'd like to start work on some kind of tribute to Dutch pre-war aviation (including Profiles and camouflage & markings studies).

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The last biplane fighter flown in the East Indies was the Curtiss P-6Export, which different in a number of areas compared to the regular P-6 and P-6E. Larger oil cooler and deep belly are the obvious, but I do not have a complete picture. Again, anyone who has or knows where to find detailed drawings, please help?

Thanks for your time.

woofiedog
11-26-2005, 02:44 AM
These sites might help you out...

http://aeroflt.users.netlink.co.uk/guide/drawings.htm

Curtiss_P-6E
11-26-2005, 08:37 PM
Check your private messages!!!

Ruy Horta
11-27-2005, 02:37 AM
Thanks for both tips.

NASM has a set of drawings for the Fokker D.XVII, which at approx. US$ 27,- incl. shipping might offer a good sollution.

Thanks Curtiss P-6E, looks like the Hawks are still drawing attention!

BTW, I still have a hard time spotting the difference between Olive Drab and Blue crates when it comes to B&W. If it is dated things get easier, but not certain http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

The particular Dutch export Curtiss P-6 is a little more complicated, but might be reconstructed by adapting a regular P-6 and or mixing various details from other drawings.

If I have my facts straight, the Dutch P-6 was similar to the Hawk I and/or AAF P-6, but with a larger oil cooler similar to the Japan export P-6 and Doolittle Hawk.

I think I'll be able to put together the bits and pieces.

Heliopause
11-27-2005, 04:39 AM
Seen this pic before? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b334/PauseHelio/CurtissP6.jpg

Ruy Horta
11-27-2005, 05:40 AM
The picture looks familiar, think I have it, but it illustrates part of the problem. If you take a look at the engine area, you'll notice a lack of detail.

However as a second choice it does appear that I have sufficient photographic material to put together the pieces and create an acceptable profile, but I would have prefered the solid ground of a(n accurate) linedrawing.

Nevertheless I can call this one "in the bag", now to get the Fokker D.XVII right.

Since I can't start working on everything at the same time, I might as well start with what I've got! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

Ruy Horta
11-27-2005, 07:23 AM
Update.

Someone in the Dutch IL2/FB community has been so kind to share a number of great Fokker D.16 & 17 articles with me, so that area has been covered.

And as stated before, I think I can safely regard the P-6 Export / Hawk I as sufficiently covered as well.

Thanks to all those who shared their time and effort helping me out!