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Udidtoo
01-11-2004, 12:52 PM
Playing FB and reading here has taught me much about an aspect of WWII that we mostly are not even given hints off in U.S schools.

Its also got me wondering, since Knights over Europe is coming, if there will be any Russian built planes in that game.

After doing a admittedly weak google browse I have found lots of info on Russian aces but very little on planes other than something called a Anatra bi-wing.

It seems that at least early in the conflict they were using French and British models. If anyone with more than my seriously lacking knowledge can recommend good books or links I would really appreciate it.


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I always have just enough fuel to arrive at the scene of my crash.

Udidtoo
01-11-2004, 12:52 PM
Playing FB and reading here has taught me much about an aspect of WWII that we mostly are not even given hints off in U.S schools.

Its also got me wondering, since Knights over Europe is coming, if there will be any Russian built planes in that game.

After doing a admittedly weak google browse I have found lots of info on Russian aces but very little on planes other than something called a Anatra bi-wing.

It seems that at least early in the conflict they were using French and British models. If anyone with more than my seriously lacking knowledge can recommend good books or links I would really appreciate it.


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I always have just enough fuel to arrive at the scene of my crash.

NegativeGee
01-11-2004, 01:07 PM
Well off the top of my head, there was the Sikorsky Ilya Mourometz 4 engined bomber, a true monster of a plane by WW1 standards.

http://www.aerodrome-gruyere.ch/hommage/images/P-ilya1.jpg

Used for bombing raids in eastern Germany. Also see:

http://www.ctrl-c.liu.se/misc/ram/ilyamour.html

And the S-16 scout:

http://www.sikorskyarchives.com/sik16.jpg

more at:

http://www.sikorskyarchives.com/s-16.html

I'm sure there were others.....

"As weaponry, both were good, but in far different ways from each other. In a nutshell, I describe it this way: if the FW 190 was a sabre, the 109 was a florett, or foil, like that used in the precision art of fencing." - Gunther Rall

http://www.invoman.com/images/tali_with_hands.jpg

Look Noobie, we already told you, we don't have the Patch!

Udidtoo
01-11-2004, 01:52 PM
Thank you very much. When this cold medicine wears off and I'm not so braindameaged. I wll take a look.


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I always have just enough fuel to arrive at the scene of my crash.

p1ngu666
01-11-2004, 02:10 PM
that last one... someone forgot to install the bubble canopy ;D