Sunday, September 11, 2011

WW2`s P51 Mustang and Lublin R-XVI Airplanes - by Kartonmodelle



The Real Thing
Air ambulance variant R-XVIb - Its prototype was flown in May 1933 . The plane was evaluated by the Army as quite successful, and a series of 5 air ambulances were ordered and built in 1935. They had registrations SP-AOH to AOM, and, along with the prototype, military numbers 11-1 - 11-6.
The Lublin R-XVI was conceived as a small 4-seater passenger plane, ordered by the Polish Ministry of Communications. It was a development of an unsuccessful Lublin R-XI design. The main designer was Jerzy Rudlicki. The new plane was lighter and introduced a trapezoid-shaped wing instead of an elliptical one. Both designs were partly modeled on a construction of Fokker F.VII, produced under licence by Plage i Laśkiewicz. The first prototype was flown in February 1932. - Wikipedia

The Real Thing  - "Replica"
The North American Aviation P-51 Mustang was an American long-range single-seat World War II fighter aircraft. It gained the reputation of being one of the best, if not the best, fighters of the war. Mustang pilots claimed 4,950 enemy aircraft shot down, the most of any Allied fighter in the conflict. - Wikipedia

P-51 Mustang — foi um caça norte-americano bem sucedido, com um longo alcance, que colocou novos padrões de excelente performance ao entrar em serviço a meio da Segunda Guerra Mundial e continua a ser referido como o melhor caça com motor-piston alguma vez criado. A versão defintiva do caça de um único lugar era movido com um motor Rolls Royce carregando um único suporte com armamento de seis metralhadoras de calibre 50 (12.7mm). - Wikipedia

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