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PostPosted: Thu 02 Jul 2015 21:34 pm 
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Two WW1 types maybe? A Be2 and a Fokker E1? Hope its not a re-issue of some of the old kits.

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PostPosted: Thu 02 Jul 2015 21:41 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu 02 Jul 2015 22:32 pm 
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Could it be the Wildcat / Kate dogfight double pairing? They're hardly likely to hint at anything for next year this early, and the relative sizes I think are right.

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I don't think so - neither's (cleverly blurred) outlines match, they look to me to be 1/72 WW1 types. A new-tool RE.8 on the left (EDIT: someone on FB suggested DH.4, yes please!!!).....and a Pup or Camel on the right?

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I'm going to agree with Fred that it's a BE2c and a Fokker E.III

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July 1915 was the time of the Fokker Scourge, so an appropriate 100th aniversary


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PostPosted: Fri 03 Jul 2015 09:41 am 
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Going with WWI then, the one on the left is in the 42-43ft wingspan region (RE8/DH4), using the cuting mat as a rough guide, and the one on the right is nearer 35ft wingspan (E.III 31ft, BE2c 37ft), fair margin of error with the pixellisation and perspective on the photo mind.

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An accurate EIII would be welcome, a BE2 even more so.

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Very happy to see a couple of new tool WWI aircraft.

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I'm with you there Jon.

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Excellent, glad to see Airfix are making new kits for the WWI centenary, and if they can do the design stage for a BE2c in just 3 weeks, there may be some more to come! Is it just me, or does that first photo of the preserved BE2c make it look like a 1/4 scale at best model?

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AManfromcoalville wrote:
Reheats - surely!!!

WRONG! WRONG!! WRONG!!! You were sooooo wrong! :clap: :clap: :clap: WrongwrongBIGTIMEinyourfacewrong!!!!
(I am so happy to be wrong! :rotfl: )

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Well they look great! Pardon my ignorance, but what are the harpooney things on the biplane?


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They're rockets - it tells you in the link :wink:

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They are rockets. Used to shoot down observation balloons, which used highly explosive hydrogen gas. Disliked by pilots because they were more dangerous to the carrier aeroplane than the balloon.

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Not my bag, but its nice to see WW1 modellers getting some new kits.

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Having finished the venerable RE8 last year it's great to see it's predecessor added to the line up. Hopefully it will be easier to line up the struts on this one!

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Airfix are bringing out a Fokker Eindekker and a BE2c , now there is a surprise , I did not see these coming !


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