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”PZL Elevens” of Cracow. Part I – First day of the War

PZL P.11c 8.63, "2" 121 Eskadra Myśliwska, por Waclaw Król
 “White 2” from Cracow’s Museum… World’s only preserved PZL P.11c airplane, in collection of the Cracow Muzeum Lotnictwa Polskiego (Polish Aviation Museum), is a machine from the 121. Eskadra Myśliwska (Fighter Squadron) marked with “white 2” tactical number and 8.63 military serial. During the fights of September 1939 it was flown by, among others, 2nd Lt. Wacław Król, excellent pilot and one of the leading aces of the Polish Aviation. Król was an officer of...
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PZL P.7a – “City of Lwów” squadron against Wehrmacht spearhead

P.7a, 162 Eskadra Myśliwska 1939
Third and the last story behind airplanes included in PZL P.7a Expert Set 1939 model kit. History, coulours and markings of the 162 Fighter Squadron from Lwów. Younger of Polish Fighter units, III/6 fighter wing was involved in heavy fights against Wehrmacht spearhead, attacking through city of Łódź to Warsaw. Read story of the most successful unit of the P.7a in 1939!
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Most Famous Polish Fokker – modeller’s view

Fokker E.V Stec
Polish military aviation has been created and started to fight even before official restoration of the Polish State independence. Already in the first days of November 1918 in Cracow, Warsaw, Lwów, Przemyśl and in other places the Poles captured the German and Austrian airplanes, aviation equipment and infrastructure: airfields and workshops. First combat flights have been performed a week before 11th November, during fights against Ukrainians in the City of Lwów. While very effective, these...
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Fokker’s wing

smugi na płacie Fokkera Steca
Each and every of important Fokker’s airplanes had mostly one key innovation in its design. E.I-E.III monoplanes, of modest performance, had machine guns synchronisers allowing them to shoot through the rotating propeller. That ability made them the first real fighters. Dr.I Triplane’s wings were thick and short so they needed no rigging in order to avoid the drag caused by the rigging wires. Additionally, thick airfoil gave excellent climb. Fokker’s D.VII advantage over enemy airplanes...
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Flugzeugstoff – printed lozenge fabric

Attrition warfare, so characteristic for the Great War, was performed by the long trench fights aimed on wearing down the enemy and by the naval blockade, preventing the Central Powers from importing resources from abroad. Such situation promoted designing and wide application of many interesting inventions, probably unnecessary during the peacetime. 
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Fokker E.V – colour schemes from Expert & Junior set

Fokker E.V Stec
Release for new Fokker E.V model kit 1/72 scale is very close.  As usual modelers are very excited with colour schemes included in kit box. Let’s see what is prepared for this kit! Incoming search terms:polishn fokkerhttps://yandex ru/clck/jsredir?from=yandex ru;search;web;;&text=&etext=1823 Avm-M-1Sw0VOz4eN8txEpdA3sONKYm-mzCblOYOHMC6XTBNScEimRCR5QXWKLiVb c1971c609ba5fce37280cbd7713350aa00e384c6&uuid=&state=_BLhILn4SxNIvvL0W45KSic66uCIg23qh8iRG98qeIXmepolish fokker ev
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Fokker’s Razor – E.V/D.VIII

Fokker E.V Jasta 6
The aim of the Second Fighter Contest, convened at the Adlershof German aircraft test centre during May and June 1918, was to choose new airplanes for the Kaiser’s air forces. Unquestioned winner of the rotary engine-powered category was the Fokker E.V
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