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 Forum: FD Scale Drawings  Topic: FD Aircraft 17

 Post subject: Re: FD Aircraft 17 Posted: November 26th, 2020, 4:39 am 

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Tupolev SB 2 in Finnish service A successful Soviet bomber of the early War years, impressed into Finnish service. https://i.imgur.com/2h5zTgw.png Included in all the captured Soviet equipment after the Winter War, were several Tupolev SB 2 aircraft that had landed or been forced down in Finnish te...

 Forum: FD Scale Drawings  Topic: Queen of the Skies - Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

 Post subject: Re: Queen of the Skies - Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Posted: November 26th, 2020, 4:10 am 

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Well done @eswube, fantastic research!

 Forum: FD Scale Drawings  Topic: FD Aircraft 17

 Post subject: Re: FD Aircraft 17 Posted: November 23rd, 2020, 5:57 am 

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Westland Lysander Mk.I in Finnish service Immediately before the Soviet attack of the Winter War, Finland ordered Lyslanders from Britain. https://i.imgur.com/CSKC4gx.png In February 1940 Finland signed for 9 aircraft. These aircraft were repurposed from a cancelled Estonian order, and flown to Fin...

 Forum: FD Scale Drawings  Topic: FD scale vehicles 12

 Post subject: Re: FD scale vehicles 12 Posted: November 22nd, 2020, 2:03 pm 

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Vickers 6-ton Mark E in Finnish service Finland ordered 32 Vickers 6-ton Mark E tanks from Britain in 1936, but delivery only started in 1938. The tanks were ordered without turrets or guns, or even seating, as these items were to be locally produced in Finland to give Finnish industrial content. h...

 Forum: FD Scale Drawings  Topic: Manchester AU

[ Jump to post ] Posted: November 18th, 2020, 5:51 am 

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Finland Like the rest of Europe, Finland had embarked on an emergency rearmament programme in the late 1930’s. Both Bristol Blenheim I’s and Fokker D.XXI’s had been purchased directly from the manufacturers, with licence production starting after. But still by the time of the Soviet invasion in Nov...

 Forum: FD Scale Drawings  Topic: FD scale vehicles 12

 Post subject: Re: FD scale vehicles 12 Posted: November 17th, 2020, 7:58 am 

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DAF Pantrado 3 pantserwagen Dutch armoured car, in development before the German invasion. https://i.imgur.com/Gh1HW3m.png Developed by DAF from their Trado truck suspension system, the Pantrado 3, M.39 Pantserwagen was designed to be built locally as a reconnaissance vehicle for the Dutch army. Pr...

 Forum: FD Scale Drawings  Topic: Manchester AU

 Post subject: Re: Manchester AU Posted: November 17th, 2020, 7:45 am 

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Yes, Britain and France were in a legal position to declare war on Germany long before the commitment was made to defend Poland, as France had already taken action previously in the Saar. Political, economic and military reality though prevented any action being taken against Germany once the inevit...

 Forum: FD Scale Drawings  Topic: FD scale Never Built Designs

 Post subject: Re: FD scale Never Built Designs Posted: November 16th, 2020, 9:51 am 

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De Schelde S.21 Another Dutch design aborted in 1940. https://i.imgur.com/s80pI15.png Developed by the Dutch shipbuilding company NV Koninklijke Maatschappij De Schelde, the S.20 was an all-metal pusher fighter designed in 1939. The first prototype was almost finished construction when German force...

 Forum: FD Scale Drawings  Topic: FD Aircraft 17

 Post subject: Re: FD Aircraft 17 Posted: November 15th, 2020, 11:29 am 

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Thanks @lanceloet, but that snip-it of @Darth Panda's image is unaltered, and is a message addressed to @Darth Panda to correct details of his image.
In this case no need for attribution 8-)

 Forum: FD Scale Drawings  Topic: FD Aircraft 17

 Post subject: Re: FD Aircraft 17 Posted: November 15th, 2020, 7:27 am 

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Fokker T.IX Dutch twin-engined medium bomber, with the prototype first flying only after the German invasion of Poland. https://i.imgur.com/3BLaszS.png After Fokker's loss of civil contracts to Douglas's all metal DC aircraft, Fokker belatedly "got with the times" and switched to all metal construc...
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