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Offline Softscience

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What Airplane was it???
« on: January 27, 2018, 02:53:45 AM »
Many many years ago. I had this small pocket sized book that had aircraft profiles of important WW I and WW II types.

I vaguely recall seeing a larger WW I type in there that seemed to be drawn with a horizontally split fuselage - i.e. it had a big sideways V-shaped notch in the back half, or otherwise think of top and bottom tail booms. I suspect it was one of those exotic Austro-Hungarian types, or maybe Russian.

Can anybody help out?

Also, do any of you recall seeing the book I'm describing. I've been trying to track down a copy for years now, but can't remember the title or author (I had this book around 1990, when I was about 12 years old).

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Re: What Airplane was it???
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2018, 03:00:34 AM »
There were a few with a split fuselage.  The one that stands out the most to me is the SSW R.I.
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Re: What Airplane was it???
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2018, 03:22:06 AM »
I can only think of one and that is the SSW Bud has just mentioned. They built 7 of them (R.1-R.7). Lone Modeller is building one in the Scratch Builds section.
https://forum.ww1aircraftmodels.com/index.php?topic=7950.0
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Re: What Airplane was it???
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2018, 03:54:25 AM »
That's it!

Leave it to Lonemodeler to build something so wonderfully strange :)