[WWI] C.R. Samson's Lighter 2F.1 Camel
whendriks at shaw.ca
Mon Aug 23 12:07:14 EDT 2004
I seem to recall that some of the early 2F.1's had Lewis guns mounted on
the top wing upside-down. Is this perhaps what you see?
Are you going to build the Roseplane 1/72 Lighter to mount your "Ship's
> Brad & Merville wrote:
> I have truly been bitten by the modelling bug and am now working on
> a conversion of a Revell 1/72 Camel to Samson's 2F.1. I am using a
> series of photos taken on the occasion of the first lighter trails
> during which Samson nearly lost his life when his Camel was run over
> by the lighter. These photos were all taken at quite a distance and
> only give a poor indication as to the arrangement of the skis. Also,
> in one of the photos the upper gun appears to be fed by a vertical
> ammunition drum ala the Colt. (The gun in the photo is definitly in
> the horizontal position so I'm not seeing the Lewis drum tilted
> upward) In the other photos there is no ammo drum fitted.
> Does anyone know of a source for GAs or close-up photos for the ski
> equipped 2F.1? I have the Air Britain Naval Shipboard Developments
> book and the 2F.1 Datafile.
> Does anyone know if any naval Camels were equipped with vertical
> feed ammo drums?
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