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Prettiest plane of World War I


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Poll: What's the prettiest World War I plane from the below choices? (8 member(s) have cast votes)

What's the prettiest World War I plane from the below choices?

  1. Nieuport 17 (1 votes [12.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.50%

  2. RE8 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Albatross DV (5 votes [62.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 62.50%

  4. Fokker Dr.I (2 votes [25.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.00%

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#21 Kutscha

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 10:37 PM

There is a series of booklets (~36 pages) that deal with WW1 airplanes.

http://www.windsockd...specials.co.uk/

 

They have also what they call 'Specials' which go into more detail.



#22 Armand

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 12:26 PM

True to the poll I've voted the albatross.
But I wonder why the Sopwith Camel isn't among the participants :-/

#23 Paolo Tagliaferri

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 01:25 PM

True to the poll I've voted the albatross.
But I wonder why the Sopwith Camel isn't among the participants :-/

 

It's just because those were the ones I had a chance to snap a picture of at the Duxford Airshow!  ;)


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#24 CORSNING

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 02:20 PM

Martinsyde F.4 Buzzard

 

I know it did not actually see combat in WW1, but it came close. Sorry, I couldn't help myself because from the side view of this aircraft it looks like an early racing thoroughbred.

 

Jeff :D



#25 Edgar Brooks

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 12:18 PM

None of them; aircraft designed for killing are not "pretty." They might be attractive to the eye, even aesthetically pleasing, but pretty? Never.


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Posted 10 March 2014 - 10:25 PM

I totally agree with Edgar. Nothing in war is pretty. 

 

Edgar, which WW1 aircraft do you find the most aesthetically pleasing?

 

Jeff



#27 Edgar Brooks

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 07:36 AM

WWI is an era that hasn't interested me much (my grandfather was killed in 1916, and the sight of my grandmother in tears, every Remembrance Sunday, didn't help.)

As a modeller, though, I have always been drawn to the Sopwith Camel.



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Posted 11 March 2014 - 08:20 AM

Martinsyde F.4 Buzzard

 

 

Really? It looks like an SE5a that ate all the pies... ;)



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Posted 11 March 2014 - 12:56 PM

The P-51 looks like it ate one to many pies also.........................................real mean pies. B)


Edited by CORSNING, 11 March 2014 - 12:57 PM.


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Posted 11 March 2014 - 05:07 PM

Westland Wagtail.






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