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Re: Early SPAD XIII Question
« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2021, 10:51:25 PM »
Thanks for the info, Pete.

Clearly, Roden was aiming for doing multiple versions of the SPAD when the tooling was created and one just has to do their own research.
I have seen pictures of the later SPADs with the photo panel on the side and a panel on the bottom with a hole for the camera lense, but Roden didn't do the bottom panel.  Seems a bit strange.

The panel seems to be on all late/ squared wing tip SPADs. If it is Stenciled "PHOTO" then the hatch is present on the underside.
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Re: Early SPAD XIII Question
« Reply #16 on: July 20, 2021, 12:50:11 AM »
Well, one restoration site labels this tank as an oil tank.  Kellner built SPAD.


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Re: Early SPAD XIII Question
« Reply #17 on: July 20, 2021, 01:27:18 AM »
Well, one restoration site labels this tank as an oil tank.  Kellner built SPAD.



Thanks Ken. I guess in the end it is still a matter of the fact that the filler/vent is not present protruding from the fuselage so it must have been filled inside. I am going to leave the pipe off and call it good  ???
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PS: I now wonder where the filler for the fuel tank in the bottom of the fuselage would be  8)
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Re: Early SPAD XIII Question
« Reply #18 on: July 20, 2021, 01:30:48 AM »
Nice find there Kensar, is that the Memorial Flight site or somewhere else?

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Re: Early SPAD XIII Question
« Reply #19 on: July 20, 2021, 01:50:26 AM »
Yes, it's the Memorial Flight site.  Lots of great stuff there, but you have to dig deep.

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Re: Early SPAD XIII Question
« Reply #20 on: July 20, 2021, 01:53:43 AM »
I obviously was using a small spade! lol.

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Re: Early SPAD XIII Question
« Reply #21 on: July 20, 2021, 01:54:47 AM »
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