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Combat Warplanes / Bf-109-G-14
« on: December 11, 2008, 09:17:47 PM »

 :-wise  My wife bought me a book about the arforces of germany's allies in WWII.  In the section concerning Hungary there was a notation concerning Hungarian crashes and deaths in the 109-G-14.  Was there anything inherently wrong with this marke?  I have "Augsburg Eagle" by William Greene and noyhing is mentioned about this particular variant.  Does anyone on the Forum have any info.  These were inflight crashes and were not related to the landing gear.

Combat Warplanes / Diesel engines in bombers
« on: February 26, 2008, 03:36:42 PM »

In the inter war years, Junkers had diesel engines in some of their Ju 86 bombers.  Did any of thse see combat?  How successful was this combination?  I sanyone attempting to use diesels now?

Combat Warplanes / Engine switch in Hurricane
« on: November 22, 2007, 10:12:38 PM »
I have read somewhere that the Jugoslav airforce once replaced a Rolls Royce engine with a Daimler Benz and that the performance of the Hurricane was improved.  If that is true, I wonder if the same result would have occurred had a DB engine been substituted for an RR in a Spitfire?  If that would be so, woulld it logically follow that DB engined 109's would out perform Spitfires I  and II?

Combat Warplanes / Italian Jet
« on: October 23, 2007, 04:29:36 PM »

I remember seeing pictures of and reading short articles on an Italian Jet.  It was a two place monoplane with one engine.  Was it built by Caproni?  Does anyone have pactures or info?  I don't believe it ever obtained combat status.

Combat Warplanes / Curtis Interceptor and P 36
« on: October 04, 2007, 01:05:58 PM »

In the thread about the Brewster Buffalo, the Curtis Interceptor and P36 were mentioned as being used by the Dutch Airforce against the Japanese.  There is some information concerning the 36; it was a front line fighter for the US briefly and was used by the French against the Luftwaffe in 1939-40.  The Curtis Interceptor was refused by the US Army Aircorps, but was sold to the Dutch in some numbers.  Does anyone have any info or pictures?

Combat Warplanes / Italian tri motored aircraft
« on: September 28, 2007, 06:10:05 PM »

Are there any photos out there or details of the Savoia Marchetti SM 84.  It was suppposed to be an imporved SM 79. Also, What is available concerning the CRDA Cant Z. 1007bis Alcione in its various iterations?  There was also a two engined version powered by either a DB 605A, or !320 Hp Piaggio or 1350 HP Alfa Romeo. oth of the Cant's were handsome airplanes.  I have not been able to find much about them.  Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Warplane Art / Italian Paratroopers
« on: September 28, 2007, 05:59:26 PM »

There are pictures in the SM79 challenge of Italian paratroopers being loaded into Spavieros.  I honestly did not know Italy hsd paratroopers.  Do any of you guys have any details, photos?

Combat Warplanes / Piaggio 108B
« on: September 06, 2007, 11:45:38 PM »
The most successful Axis four motor bomber was the Piaggio 108B.  It was used in the Italian boming campaign against Gibraltar and was the plane in which Bruno Mussolini died.  Does anyone have any info or photos of this Italian 4 engined bomber?

Forums Works / New member from Pittsburgh
« on: September 06, 2007, 11:24:17 PM »

Sreicko was kind enough to invite me to join the forum.  He was not aware that I possess no modeling or artistic talents.  Please do not be angry with him.  He seems like a great guy.  I hope to make some worthwhile contributions and mainain my membership.

I am a retired salesman and school teacher.  My specialty was European History.


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