[WWI] Nieuport 21 question
saarela.mikko at kolumbus.fi
Thu Feb 17 05:02:51 EST 2005
Do you have a reference picture of the Mahlapuu machine? I never seen a
photo of it, but if it had the mg mounted on the top wing, like the Eduard
instructions suggest, it was probably a French built machine. These usually
had a big transparent panel in the center of the top wing, just like early
Nie 17s used to have. Lufbery's Nie 21 had one and Kruten's probably, too.
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From: "Will Hendriks" <whendriks at shaw.ca>
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Subject: [WWI] Nieuport 21 question
> Hi All:
> Well, now that the list is up and running again, here is a question for
> the Nieuport afficionados:
> I recall that the sides of the cockpits were wood (Ni.11, 17, 21, etc.)
> but that this wood side structure extended only as far back as the front
> of the cockpit in some cases, and in others to the back of the seat?
> I am building the Eduard Ni.21 in Russian markings, namely the Mahlapuu
> machine on skis in the Eduard Profipack kit.
> So how far did the wood side structure go back on these Nieuport 21's?
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