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Scale Aircraft Drawings: World War I Paperback – June, 1986


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 154 pages
  • Publisher: Air Age Pub (June 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 091129502X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0911295023
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 8.2 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,207,818 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Jim Landon on January 15, 2002
WW1 aircraft fans will love this book. So many publications only show exterior drawings and photos, whereas this one shows the interior construction in great detail (in most cases). And the drawings are not just something whipped up to create a book, they are professional drawings done over the years by experts, compiled into one handy book. In some cases there is enough detail that I think you could maybe build a full size flying plane, certainly a very detailed model. There are even drawings and photos of some engines and machine guns and bombs. I am currently building a 1:16 scale Salmson 2A2 based in part on the drawings in this book (my model is at: ....... I took the Salmson drawings to Kinko's and had them blown up 300% and they came out beautiful. I previously built a Thomas-Morse Scout, a LeRhone engine and a Marlin machine gun with the help of this book. I plan to some day build uncovered models of the framework and interior details of planes like the Sopwith Camel, based on the drawings in this book.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Haluk Sevel on April 29, 2002
It is an excellent book that will be loved by WW1 airplanes' fans. The drawings are among the best and the most detailed I have seen so far. But this book must be followed by Volume-2 since it doesn't cover all of the familiar WW1 and pre-WW1 planes. Among which I can name that are missing are R.E.P., Deperdussin, Halberstadts and Albatros series "C" (C-1 to C-15).
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By webmaster@ww1fighter on May 12, 2001
This book is a MUST for modelers and enthusiasts of WW1 aircraft. It is the compilation of a half century of drawings featured in Model Airplane News. These drawings are by the best in the business, by such great draftsmen as William Wylam and Joseph Nieto. You'll find details on about 40 aircraft, and several engines and guns. Aircraft details include fuselage and wing cross-sections, struts and strut sockets, rigging, exact longeron and spar measurements, cockpit and control details, markings, etc. Also included are photos and historical information. It's enough information to make your own models from scratch!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J. Thompson on May 3, 2008
Many of the drawings in this book are done by William Wylam, who is absolutely notorious for creating gorgeous, detailed, and totally wrong drawings. Do not under any circumstances use his drawings as reference for scale building projects.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Indelible on July 9, 2005
A collection of drawings from various sources,some recent, others very old, some good, others highly innacurate or even downright fictitious! More for the coffee table than the workshop.
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