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OK, THAT makes me wonder: how much in the way of planes, tanks and other "stuff" lies hidden away in Russia? Is it possible they have 109s and 190s tucked away? Tiger tanks?

Quite a rabbit hole to go down.

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35 minutes ago, LSP_Mike said:

OK, THAT makes me wonder: how much in the way of planes, tanks and other "stuff" lies hidden away in Russia? Is it possible they have 109s and 190s tucked away? Tiger tanks?

Quite a rabbit hole to go down.

 

It does make you wonder.  Many years ago I went to look at a building about an hour west of Perm Russia.  It turned out to be an WW2 heavy truck factory from WW2 that they closed in the 90's.  A total 1940 time capsule,  they just closed the doors and left.  It was full of American made machine tools.  Mills, lathes, shapers, rivet machines, welders, drill press etc all from WW2. Had the classic triangle shaped overhead window that open for ventilation and cast iron tile floor.

 

Very cool,  very cool

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43 minutes ago, LSP_Mike said:

OK, THAT makes me wonder: how much in the way of planes, tanks and other "stuff" lies hidden away in Russia? Is it possible they have 109s and 190s tucked away? Tiger tanks?

Quite a rabbit hole to go down.

 

Just to clarify, this wasn't an aircraft that survives, but one that was comprehensively assessed when it was newly delivered (1939?).

The photographs were something of a revelation, like the best walkarounds of museum exhibits,

 

Cheers,

Bill.

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There is still a lot of stuff out there I'm sure.

That's where the nearly intact Fw 190 came from. The pilot stepped out, walked away and it stayed there untouched!

Tanks are pulled out of bogs as if they fell in yesterday. Like the Stug III in white finish with complete tool box.

Youtube is full of videos of those finds, take a look!

 

Alain

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8 minutes ago, adameliclem said:

Seems to me that a1/32  Do-17 could be produced if it were a collaborative project involving talented and knowledgable artist-historians. Like, you know, us.

 

Adam

 

Lots of things could be cool.  And if money were no object, a manufacturer based in East Asia could cooperate with people in Europe and/or Russia and everybody could fly around the world to conduct the extremely detailed kind of research required, and dogs and cats would get along and there would be an end to poverty and hunger.  

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10 hours ago, LSP_Mike said:

OK, THAT makes me wonder: how much in the way of planes, tanks and other "stuff" lies hidden away in Russia?

 

Dunno but I hear it's a really big place   :huh:

 

 

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I think you're all thinking 'real aircraft' drawings for making a model, that drawing is a good starter for the exterior and the photos of the cockpit are quite a lot of info, don't forget the sizes of the instruments are probably out there to scale off. The actual fuselage is only ever a thick rendition in say 1.6mm thick material and the cockpit a compromise to fit in the over scale fuselage.

Graham

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Well, I'm still hoping for the Do-17 in 1/32. The 111 and 88 are needing the third Musketeer to complete the set. I won't hold my breath though, and besides, I've got plenty of other stuff to build while I wait for hell to freeze over.  Personally, I think it's one cool looking aeroplane...but I do have a thing for twin tailed birds. 

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5 hours ago, MikeMaben said:

Which one ?  Radial or inline ?  I like 'em both    :speak_cool:

 

 

I'd love a Do-17Z with the Bramos, but a 215 would be cool too, along with any of the early true "Pencils" as those pre war tri colour schemes appeal greatly. I may have to revert to 1/48th to get what I would like to build though.

 

Steve

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