[WWI] SPAD 13 Internal fitting

Crawford Neil Neil.Crawford at volvo.com
Tue Apr 17 10:56:45 EDT 2007

I was reading about Martinsydes recently, they seemed to have
been the Rolls-royces of the RFC, no half-measures there, and 
they did last for a long time.  
/Neil C.

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From: wwi-bounces at wwi-models.org [mailto:wwi-bounces at wwi-models.org] On
Behalf Of Diego Fernetti
Sent: den 17 april 2007 16:50
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Subject: Re: [WWI] SPAD 13 Internal fitting

> Exacatally! And the aeroplane would have been written off in afew
> anyway. IMHO.

Not just for that. If so, why spend many man hours working "squiggles"
"dimples" on aluminum cowls?
Also, I've seen that different manufacturers had different policies 
regarding cockpit furnishement. Compare the spartan accomodations of a 
Fokker with the luscious office of a Spad (I recall the seat being made
wood frames and knit wicker strands like a regular chair). While the
concern must have been weight saving, some had better "ergonomics" and 
materials too. Perhaps crews may have added a few items for added
like padding, or rearranged instruments and controls.
Maybe the bus only was operational a few months (with luck!), but it was

their pride and joy while it lasted!

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