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Offline hiddeous1973

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looking for info on russian ski
« on: February 25, 2024, 04:48:27 AM »
The other day I asked Copper State Models if they could do a (3d print) ski option for their Nieuport XXI in Russian service.
They said they would consider it, if they have some good references and/or images.
I know there are some decent images on the 'web to be found but I was wondering if any of the members/experts around here have some info or good images they could share, if that is ok to ask.

many thanks, Hidde van der Donk from Holland

Offline Berman

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Re: looking for info on russian ski
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2024, 12:21:27 AM »
        According to the WWI Aero drawing index, there are several types of three view drawings of Russian skiis in the WWI Aero Journal issue 140 on pages 58 to 60.

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Re: looking for info on russian ski
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2024, 02:56:43 PM »
Also Aviatik Vintage Aircraft No.1 Spad Vii C.1 p.100 small drawings of both the "skies" included in the Roden 617 kit.
The Note on the page says that Russian skis were of styles/sizes which varied by manufacturer, but that the two main types  were those in the Roden kit.

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Re: looking for info on russian ski
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2024, 04:21:48 PM »
Hi Hidde,

I found these in "The Imperial Russian Air Service - Famous Pilots and Aircraft of World War I" by Alan Durkota, Thomas Darcey and Victor Kulikov.


Dux built Nieuport 16 of the First Fighter Detachment-winter 1916-19


Grigorovich M-15


Morane-Saulnier I of the 4th Corps Dedachment-winter 1915


Morane-Saulnier-L


Morane-Saunier I of the 4th Corps Detachment-winter 1915


Nieuport 14


Nieuport 21


Nieuport 21 1825 12th Fighte Detachment - winter1917-Jaan M Mahlapuu


Nieuport 21 in flight


Sikorsy-S-16

I hope this helps

Willem van Berkel from Holland  ;)
« Last Edit: March 30, 2024, 08:45:54 PM by Rookie »

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Re: looking for info on russian ski
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2024, 08:55:54 AM »

Grigorovich M-15
A flying boat on skis. I can get behind this! How delightful!!
Zac in NZ

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Re: looking for info on russian ski
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2024, 10:50:09 AM »
Wonderful photographs, Willem, thanks for sharing them... makes me want to go find something to build on skis!

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