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Offline phil2015

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PC10 under the fuselage?
« on: September 06, 2022, 04:10:16 AM »

I've been looking at profiles of RFC planes in Eduard instructions.  Some of these have PC10 under the fuselage, some of them have CDL.  Is there knowledge about this?

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Phil

Offline macsporran

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Re: PC10 under the fuselage?
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2022, 04:44:26 AM »
Yes, but it's a wide subject. You'd need to enquire about a specific plane and then someone here would doubtless be able to help.
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Sandy

Offline phil2015

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Re: PC10 under the fuselage?
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2022, 04:56:02 AM »

thanks, Sandy.  Would that be a specific plane as in a specific serial number, or a specific type of plane?  It appeared on first glance that they illustrate the camels with CDL and the SE5s with PC10, but I have found one exception where a Camel is PC10 under the fuselage.....

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Re: PC10 under the fuselage?
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2022, 07:58:16 AM »
You'd need to enquire on a specific serial number, Phil, as different batches of the aircraft could be built by different contractors - e.g. Camels by Sopwith, Ruston and Proctor, Hoopers, Porthome, Boulton & Paul, Clayton & Shuttleworth, Nieuport & General, Beardmore, etc, etc who might each have their own interpretation of the painting spec. An individual airframe could then be rebuilt at an aircraft depot and could be recovered at a squadron repair facility.
Hence there could be substantial variation even for individual planes with consecutive serial numbers.
It's a bit of a minefield and you need to look for documentation on a specific aeroplane.
Sandy
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Re: PC10 under the fuselage?
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2022, 08:26:40 AM »

Thanks, Sandy!