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 Forum: FD Scale Drawings  Topic: Manchester AU

[ Jump to post ] Posted: March 21st, 2021, 3:31 am 

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Yugoslav Domestic Aircraft Designs While Yugoslavia purchased foreign designs and built them locally, indigenous designing was also supported with home-made designs progressing from light aircraft and trainers to fighter aircraft in the mid 1930’s. The first local fighter in production had been des...

 Forum: FD Scale Drawings  Topic: FD Aircraft 18

 Post subject: Re: FD Aircraft 18 Posted: March 20th, 2021, 2:11 am 

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Messerschmitt Bf 109E in Yugoslav service Yugoslavia ordered 100 Bf 109's political delays delivery commenced in October 1939, with another order placed for a further 100 aircraft. https://i.imgur.com/PV0v4Bj.png In the end only 73 aircraft were delivered. The 109E were not in service for long enou...

 Forum: FD Scale Drawings  Topic: FD Aircraft 18

 Post subject: Re: FD Aircraft 18 Posted: March 19th, 2021, 12:34 am 

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Hawker Fury in Yugoslav service In 1931 Yugoslavia received 3 Fury Mk.I for trials (including one with a Hispano-Suiza engine), before finally purchasing Fury Mk.II's and a construction licence in 1935. https://i.imgur.com/03aWo6A.png Like other aircraft in the Yugoslav air force, the Fury's entere...

 Forum: FD Scale Drawings  Topic: FD Aircraft 18

 Post subject: Re: FD Aircraft 18 Posted: March 17th, 2021, 11:50 pm 

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Dornier Do Y (Dornier Do 15) The Dornier Do Y was Dornier's second design for a future bomber for the nascent Luftwaffe. https://i.imgur.com/C78KOC6.png Following from the 4-engined Do P, the Do Y was a 3-engined design officially described as a "transport" to avoid the restrictions of the Treaty o...

 Forum: FD Scale Drawings  Topic: Manchester AU

[ Jump to post ] Posted: March 15th, 2021, 5:35 am 

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Military Imports To Yugoslavia In the 1920’s Yugoslavia fielded an air force of almost exclusively French aircraft, with local plants set up to effect repairs and construct aircraft. By 1931 a review by the British military attaché noted weaknesses within the air force, and so several aircraft were...

 Forum: FD Scale Drawings  Topic: Manchester AU

[ Jump to post ] Posted: March 14th, 2021, 6:25 am 

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Yugoslavia Created in the aftermath of the dismembering of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the state that came to be named Yugoslavia was a multiethnic union, intrinsically at odds with the post-war concept of national self-determination. Surrounded by former allies and former enemies who all had terr...

 Forum: FD Scale Drawings  Topic: Manchester AU

[ Jump to post ] Posted: March 10th, 2021, 11:57 pm 

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Anglo-Greek Relations, 1940 Britain was also caught unaware by both the Soviet and then German moves into Romania. The Balkans were now seen to be descending into instability, with only Greece remaining as a bastion of British influence. Britain had been loathe to advance the guarantee given to Gre...

 Forum: FD Scale Drawings  Topic: Manchester AU

[ Jump to post ] Posted: March 9th, 2021, 12:33 pm 

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Italian Intentions in the Balkans, 1940 While Hitler’s Reich had considered its rightful sphere of influence and conquest was east towards the Urals with its concept of “Lebensraum”, Mussolini had expressed a similar “Spazio vitale” for Italy, with the Balkans and Mediterranean Europe in the Italia...

 Forum: FD Scale Drawings  Topic: FD Aircraft 18

 Post subject: Re: FD Aircraft 18 Posted: March 7th, 2021, 9:59 am 

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Gloster Gladiator in Greek service Gladiators served with Greece from before the war, and all were donations and gifts. https://i.imgur.com/BKTCNka.png Initially 2 aircraft were bought by a Greek businessman from Egypt and donated to the Hellenic air force. They were used as advanced trainers, with...

 Forum: FD Scale Drawings  Topic: FD Aircraft 18

 Post subject: Re: FD Aircraft 18 Posted: March 5th, 2021, 2:05 am 

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Dornier Do 22 Kl The final batch of Dornier Do 22's produced were 4 for Latvia, designated the Do 22 Kl. https://i.imgur.com/ALDQk8q.png After having visited Yugoslavia to see the operation of their Do 22 Kj seaplanes, Latvia ordered 4 aircraft. Completed as landplanes with their float gear prepare...
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